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Sebi revises position limits for interest rate derivatives in 8-11 years maturity bucket

Sebi revises position limits for interest rate derivatives   in 8-11 years maturity bucket

New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi on Thursday revised the position limits for interest rate derivatives falling in the 8-11 years maturity bucket.

The decision to review the position limit has been taken after consulting stock exchanges, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a circular. Sebi said position limits for the 8-11 year maturity bucket would be 10 per cent of open interest or Rs 1,200 crore, whichever is higher, for trading members, banks, primary dealers, insurance companies, pension funds and housing finance companies.

Besides, the same position limits will be applicable to mutual funds (AMC level) and category I and II foreign portfolio investment (other than individuals, family offices and companies). For scheme-level mutual fund and category II FPIs, which include individuals, family offices and companies, the position limit has been pegged at 3 per cent of open interest or Rs 400 crore, whichever is higher, it added.

The position limits for the 4-8 years and 11-15 years maturity bucket remain unchanged.

Position limits for the two maturity buckets are 10 per cent of open interest or Rs 600 crore whichever is higher, for trading members, banks, primary dealers, insurance companies, pension funds and housing finance companies, mutual funds (AMC level) and category I and II FPIs (other than individuals, family offices and companies) This position limit for scheme-level mutual fund and non-institutions in category II FPIs, is 3 per cent of open interest or Rs 200 crore, whichever is higher.

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