Motilal Oswal Asset Management has filed an offer document with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to launch the country's first mid-cap ETF.
The MOSt Shares Midcap 100 ETF will use the MOSt Midcap 100 Basket to track the CNX Midcap Index. That index aims to capture the movement of the mid cap segment of the Indian equities market.
The SEBI filing cites the difficulties of achieving investment objectives in lower liquidity small cap equity shares as one of the risks of investment in the fund.
The new ETF will invest at least 95% of its total assets in the same securities and same proportions as those constituting the MOSt Midcap 100 Basket. It will also be able to invest in debt and money market instruments to meet liquidity and expense requirements and may take exposure to derivative instruments.
The filing does not give any indication of when the fund is likely to be launched, but it does say the minimum application amount during the new fund offer period will be 10,000 rupees.
The MOSt Shares Midcap 100 ETF will be Motilal Oswald's second ETF offering. Its first, the MOSt Shares M50 ETF, was unveiled in July of this year.
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