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About RCAM

Introduction
About RCAM
  • RCAM is an unlisted public limited company and is a subsidiary of Reliance Capital Limited (RCL).
  • It is the asset manager of Reliance Mutual Fund (RMF).
  • RCL holds 56.23%, Nippon holds 35%, while others hold 8.77% of the total issued and paid-up equity share capital of RCAM.
  • RCL has business interests in asset management, life insurance, and other activities in the financial services sector.

Goldman Sachs acquires Benchmark MF

16 Mar 2011
Goldman Sachs acquires Benchmark MF
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management Company acquired Benchmark Mutual Fund, an Indian fund house for ₹130.5 crore. Benchmark managed assets worth around ₹ 3000 crore.
  • All Benchmark employees were retained by the new management.
  • Benchmark was the country's only fund house with a sole focus on exchange-traded funds (ETF)
  • ETF is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, just like stocks.

Which companies have left Indian mutual fund market?

Market
Which companies have left Indian mutual fund market?
  • Standard Chartered had sold its mutual fund business in India to Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) in 2008.
  • American multinational financial company Fidelity had sold its mutual fund business to L&T Finance in 2012.
  • HDFC MF had acquired Morgan Stanley's business in 2014.
  • There were 40 fund houses left in India with AUM of ₹ 133 lakh crore, with HDFC leading the race.

Reliance, HDFC frontrunners to buy Goldman Sachs MF

8 Oct 2015
Reliance, HDFC frontrunners to buy Goldman Sachs MF
  • Reliance Mutual Fund and HDFC Mutual Fund were the frontrunners in the race to acquire Goldman Sachs' fund management business.
  • Reliance was likely to bid aggressively as it wanted to bridge the gap between number 2 company ICICI mutual fund and them.
  • HDFC was looking to retain its numero-uno position in the market.
  • The deal would also help the acquirer in the ETF business.

The big players of Mutual Fund business

Fact
Information

In terms of mutual fund AUM, HDFC MF is the largest (₹1.71 lakh crore), followed by ICICI Prudential (₹1.65 lakh crore) at second and Reliance MF (₹1.53 lakh crore) at third place.

RCAM to acquire Goldman's MF business

21 Oct 2015
RCAM to acquire Goldman's MF business
  • Reliance Capital Asset Management (RCAM) announced the acquisition of Goldman Sachs' mutual fund business in India for ₹243 crore.
  • RCAM would acquire all 12 onshore mutual fund schemes of Goldman Sachs Asset Management India with total Assets Under Management of ₹7,132 crore.
  • The transaction would make Reliance the exclusive fund manager for the government's Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) Exchange Traded Fund.