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Mutual Funds

July 17, 2019

Mutual fund refers to a fund established in the form of a trust by a sponsor to raise money through one or more schemes for investing in securities. It is a special type of investment institution, which acts as an investment intermediary that collects ...

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Venture Capital Institutions

July 16, 2019

Venture Capital is a form of equity finance designed specially for funding high risk and high reward projects of young entrepreneurs. It helps them to turn their research and development projects into commercial ventures by providing them the initial ...

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Export and Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank)

July 15, 2019

The Export and Import Bank of India was set up in January, 1982 to take over the operations of international finance wing of the IDBI and act as an apex institutions in the field of financing foreign trade. The main functions of the Bank are: financing of ...

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Unit Trust of India (UTI)

July 14, 2019

It was set up in 1964 as an investment trust with capital of Rs. 5 crore subscribed by Reserve Rank of India, LIC, State Bank of India and other financial institutions. It has been playing an important role in mobilizing the savings of the community ...

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General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC)

July 13, 2019

It was established in 1973 on nationalization of general insurance business in India. Like LIC, its investment priority is socially oriented sectors of the economy, and invests its funds in government securities and shares and debentures of companies. It also ...

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Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

July 12, 2019

It was set up in 1956 on nationalisation of life insurance business in India. Primarily it carries on the business of life insurance and deploys the funds in accordance with national priorities and objectives. It invests mainly in government securities ...

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State Industrial Development Corporations (SIDCs)

July 11, 2019

These corporations were set up in 1960s and early 1970s by most state governments for promotion and development of medium and large-scale industries in their respective states. In addition to providing financial assistance to industrial units, they ...

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State Financial Corporations (SFCs)

July 10, 2019

In order to provide financial assistance to all types of industrial enterprises (proprietary and partnership firms as well as companies) most of the states of India have set up SFCs. The primary objective of these corporations is to accelerate the ...

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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

July 09, 2019

It was set up in 1990 as a principal financial institution for the promotion, financing and development of small-scale industrial enterprises. It is an apex institution of all the banks providing credit facility to small-scale industries in our country. It ...

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Industrial Investment Bank of India (IIBI)

July 08, 2019

The erstwhile Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India (IRBI), an institution which was set up for rehabilitation of small units has been reconstituted in 1997 as Industrial Investment Bank of India. It is a full fledged all purpose development bank ...

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Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)

July 07, 2019

It was set up in 1964 as a subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India for providing financial assistance to all types of industrial enterprises without any restriction on the type of finance and the amount of funds. It could also refinance loans granted by ...

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Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI)

July 06, 2019

It was set up in 1955 for providing long-term loans to companies for a period up to 15 years and subscribe to their shares and debentures. However, the proprietary and partnership firms were also entitled to secure loans from ICICI. Like IFCI, the ICICI ...

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