ICICI Bank Ltd. Funds Increased as World Asset Management Inc. and Other Hedge Funds Added Stakes

By Staff Writer

Mar 13, 2016 11:36 PM EDT

World Asset Management Inc. acquired additional stakes in its ICICI Bank Ltd. shares by 2.4% during Q4.  The capital owned shares of 153,898 of the company's stock after purchase of added 3,549 shares during the period. Holdings of World Asset Management Inc. in ICICI Bank reaches to $1,205,000.

Company shares have been purchased and sold by other hedge funds.  Portland Global Advisors LLC increased its shares by 11.2% in ICICI for the fourth quarter.  It now possesses 217,609 shares of the company's stock worth $1,704,000 after purchase of additional 21,855 shares in the last quarter. Russell Frank Co. added 33.3% of its stake in shares in the fourth quarter.  It now possesses 11,954,010 of the company's stock shares valued at $92,979,000 after purchase of additional 2,986,080 shares.

ICICI Bank Ltd. is a financial services group and a banking company that offers project and corporate finance, retail banking, commercial banking and venture capital and private equity among others, according to American Banking and Market News.

On Thursday, ICICI Bank Ltd. which is the biggest private sector lender released a credit-linked allocation project for home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Under this plan, borrowers who belong to the economically weaker sector and low income group could acquire and construct business family house by settling suggestive lower equated monthly installments (EMIs), informed ICICI Bank. The project is available for families having husband, wife and unmarried children without a brick-and-mortar house or pucca. The bank has signed with National Housing Bank MoU to make it easier for eligible borrowers to get the credit-linked subsidy, the Business Standard reports.

"ICICI Bank is committed to support Government's vision to provide housing for all by 2022. We believe that this scheme will empower a larger section of customers including women borrowers to realize the dream of owning their first home", ICICI Bank Executive Director Rajiv Sabharwal said.

India's President Moody's Investors Service validates its ICICI Bank ratings.  It claimed that the bank has robust sufficient capital being the biggest private sector spite of some asset quality transpose, as noted by moneycontrol.

Over the last few years, ICICI Bank has been seen eloquent improvements in regards to its core operating profitability.  Baa3 confirmed the bank's foreign currency bank ratings and long-term domestic and foreign currency with optimism.

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