The Economic Times  Jan 20  Comment 
Emerging markets had net capital outflows of $735 billion in 2015, up from $111 billion in 2014 and more than previously forecast, and are expected to see $448 billion of outflows including errors and omissions in 2016, a report released on...
Mondo Visione  Jan 14  Comment 
The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) have issued the following statement on the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB)...
Financial Times  Jan 4  Comment 
Unprecedented six consecutive months of outflows caused by fears of slowing EM growth, says IIF
The Economic Times  Dec 2  Comment 
Institute of International Finance said that retrenchment from emerging stocks last month amounted to $2.9 billion while bonds had lost $0.6 billion.
Financial Times  Oct 2  Comment 
There are still good reasons to lump countries into big baskets, argues the IIF
guardian.co.uk  Oct 1  Comment 
Finance institute forecasts net capital outflow from emerging markets for first time since 1988 leaving states vulnerable to ‘capital drought’ Global investors will suck capital out of emerging economies this year for the first time since...
The Economic Times  Sep 30  Comment 
"Concerns about Fed lift off are ... likely to have added to recent market volatility, which seems to have weighed on EM portfolio flows," the IIF said.
Financial Times  Sep 29  Comment 
Foreign investors took $40bn from EM equities and bonds in third quarter, says IIF
Reuters  May 28  Comment 
Capital flows to emerging economies are projected to fall to $981 billion this year, their lowest level since 2009, from $1.05 trillion in 2014, due to disappointing economic growth, a drag from a potential U.S. interest rate rise and a drop in...
Financial Times  May 19  Comment 
Portfolio outflows provoked by ‘bond tantrum’ says IIF and may be taste of things to come


Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund (NYSE : IIF) was incorporated in 1993. Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc. serves as the investment advisor of the fund. Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund, Inc. operates as a nondiversified, closed-end management investment company.

Investment Objective

The Funds investment objective is long-term capital appreciations, which it seeks to, achieve by investing primarily in equity securities of Indian issuers. The Fund will invest at least 65% of its total assets in equity securities of Indian issuers, which for this purpose means common and preferred stock bonds, notes and debentures convertible into common or preferred stock, stock purchase warrants and rights, equity interests in trusts and partnerships and American , Global and other types of Depositary Receipts. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in unlisted equity securities of Indian issuers.

The Fund may write covered call and put options on portfolio securities and other financial instruments. It invests in industries, such as automobiles, commercial banks, electrical equipment, food products, information technology services, media, pharmaceuticals and wireless telecommunication services. The Fund’s investment advisor and administrator is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc.

Top five holdings

As of March 31st 2008 these were

  • Reliance Industries Ltd
  • HDFC Bank Ltd.
  • ABB India Ltd.
  • SBI
  • Larsen and Toubro Ltd.


  1. MS India

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