The oil and fuel sector’s weight within the home mutual funds reached a document excessive in June 2020 following the rising worth of their holdings in Reliance Industries (RIL) and Bharat Petroleum (BPCL). That is opposite to the worldwide development the place the sector’s weight has shrunk to a multi-year low.

The sector’s weight within the home funds’ portfolio elevated by 220 foundation factors year-on-year to 9.4% in June 2020, in line with the information compiled by Motilal Oswal Monetary Companies. It was 7.3% firstly of the 12 months.

The allocation to the power sector is the third largest for the home funds after the personal banks (17.1%) and client (9.6%) sector. The worth of the power sector holdings of the mutual funds grew by 25% year-on-year to Rs 98,440 crore in June 2020, the information from Accord Fintech present.

RIL accounted for 56.6% of the overall power holdings adopted by BPCL at 9.3% and ONGC at 6.3%. RIL’s holding worth has attain to Rs 55,716 crore in June 2020 from Rs 34,221 crore a 12 months in the past on account of the mix of the rising variety of shares and inventory appreciation.

Regardless of its rising clout, home funds are nonetheless underweight on the power sector by 320 foundation factors in contrast with the 12.7% weight within the benchmark BSE 200 index. Of the highest 20 home funds, 17 are underweight on the power shares. A significant motive for that is the possession of a single inventory for a mutual fund is proscribed to 10% of the portfolio whereas RIL’s weight within the benchmark index has exceeded 14%. because of the inventory appreciation.