Asset management companies in India are broadly categorised into three types; bank-sponsored Mutual Funds, mutual fund institutions, and the private sector mutual funds. There are total 44 asset management companies in India as of today (February 2017). 35 of these AMCs are part of the private sector.
All the asset management companies are part of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). AMFI was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit organisation of all the registered AMCs in India.
Since the inception of mutual funds in 1963 by the UTI act of the Parliament, the industry has overseen a significant evolution to reach its present state. The introduction of the public sector then followed by the entry of private sector has marked the momentous phases of the history of the mutual fund industry.
1987 marked the entry of the public sector in the mutual funds market. SBI mutual funds, set up in June 1987, is the oldest public sector managed AMC. SBI Mutual Fund has a rich history of more 25 years and a very impressive track record. The total asset under management (AUM) of SBI Mutual Fund is reported to be over INR 1,31,647 crores in September 2016.
Kothari Pioneer (now merged with Franklin Templeton) was the first private sector managed AMC to enter the mutual fund market in 1993. Franklin Templeton has been in the industry for over two decades now. The total AUM of Franklin Templeton stands over INR 74,576 crores as recorded on September 2016.
Over the years, many private sector AMCs penetrated the mutual funds market. HDFC Mutual Fund set up in 2000 is one of the most successful Mutual Fund Houses in India. As on June 2016, the assets under management of HDFC Mutual Fund stand over INR 2,13,322 crores.
ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund was the top performing AMC in terms of average AUM from June 2015 to June 2016. The total assets under management under ICICI Prudential are estimated at around INR 193,296 crores. This amount shows a growth rate of 24% from the previous year.
Reliance Mutual Fund is one of the most popular asset management companies in the country. Reliance AMC covers around 179 cities across India, making it one of the fastest growing mutual funds in the country. As on September 2016, the total assets under management of the Reliance Mutual Fund is recorded to be over INR 18,000 crores.
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Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company (BSLAMC) is also among the leading and widely known asset management companies in India. It is a joint venture of Aditya Birla Group and Sun Life Financial. The total assets under management of BSLAMC in September 2016 is reported to be INR 1,68,802 crores.
UTI Asset Management Company established in 2002, is sponsored by four public sector companies, namely LIC India, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank. The AUM of UTI Asset Management Company in September 2016 was estimated at INR 1,27,111 crores.
With the AUM size of approximately ₹ 3 lakh crore, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd. is the largest asset management company (AMC) in the country. It is a joint venture between ICICI Bank in India and Prudential Plc, in UK. It was started in 1993.
HDFC Mutual Fund is at the 2nd number by the size of AUM. With fund size of nearly ₹ 3 lakh crore, it is one of the largest mutual fund companies or AMC in the country.
With Assets under Management of approximately ₹ 2.5 lakh crore, Reliance Mutual Fund is one of India’s leading mutual fund companies.
A part of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group, Reliance Mutual Fund is one of the fastest growing AMCs in India.
Formerly known as Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company, this fund house is the 3rd largest in terms of the AUM size. Presently it is known as Aditya Birla Sun Life (ABSL) Asset Management Company Ltd. It is a joint venture between the Aditya Birla Group in India and Sun Life Financial Inc of Canada. It was set up as a joint venture in 1994.
SBI Funds Management Pvt Limited is a joint venture between the State Bank of India (SBI) and financial services company Amundi, a European Asset Management company in France. It was launched in 1987.
UTI Mutual Fund is a part of Unit Trust of India (UTI). It was registered with SEBI in 2003. It is promoted by SBI, LIC, Bank of Baroda and PNB.
UTI is one of the oldest and largest mutual funds in India.
Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund is a part of the Kotak Group established in 1985 by Mr. Uday Kotak. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company (KMAMC) is the asset manager for Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund (KMMF). KMAMC started its operations in 1998.
Franklin Templeton India office was set up in 1996 as Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Limited. This mutual fund has now set up by the name, Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pt Limited.
DSP BlackRock is a joint venture between DSP Group and BlackRock, world’s largest investment management firm. DSP BlackRock trustee Company Private Ltd. is the trustee for the DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund.
Axis Mutual Fund had launched its first scheme in 2009. Mr. Chandresh Kumar Nigam is the MD & CEO. Axis Bank Limited holds 74.99% in Axis Mutual Fund. The remaining 25% is held by Schroder Singapore Holdings Private Limited.
The complete list of asset management companies in India is as follows:
|AMC||Type of AMC||Inception Date||AUM in Crores (#As on March 2018)|
|BOI AXA Investment Managers Private Limited||Bank Sponsored - Joint Venture (Predominantly Indian)||March 31, 2008||5727.84|
|Canara Robeco Asset Management Company Limited||Bank Sponsored - Joint Venture (Predominantly Indian)||December 19, 1987||12205.33|
|SBI Funds Management Private Limited||Bank Sponsored - Joint Venture (Predominantly Indian)||June 29, 1987||12205.33|
|Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Limited||Bank Sponsored - Joint Venture (Predominantly Foreign)||November 24, 1994||12895.91|
|IDBI Asset Management Ltd.||Bank Sponsored - Others||March 29, 2010||10401.10|
|Union Asset Management Company Private Limited||Bank Sponsored - Others||March 23, 2011||3743.63|
|UTI Asset Management Company Ltd||Bank Sponsored - Others||February 01, 2003||145286.52|
|LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management Limited||Indian Institutions||April 20, 1994||18092.87|
|Edelweiss Asset Management Limited||Private Sector - Indian||April 30, 2008||11353.74|
|Escorts Asset Management Limited||Private Sector - Indian||April 15, 1996||13.23|
|IIFL Asset Management Ltd.||Private Sector - Indian||March 23, 2011||596.85|
|Indiabulls Asset Management Company Ltd.||Private Sector - Indian||March 24, 2011||8498.97|
|JM Financial Asset Management Limited||Private Sector - Indian||September 15, 1994||12157.02|
|Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited(KMAMCL)||Private Sector - Indian||June 23, 1998||122426.61|
|L&T Investment Management Limited||Private Sector - Indian||January 03, 1997||65828.9|
|Mahindra Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd.||Private Sector - Indian||February 04, 2016||3357.51|
|Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company Limited||Private Sector - Indian||December 29, 2009||17705.33|
|Essel Funds Management Company Ltd||Private Sector - Indian||December 04, 2009||924.72|
|PPFAS Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.||Private Sector - Indian||October 10, 2012||1010.38|
|Quantum Asset Management Company Private Limited||Private Sector - Indian||December 02, 2005||1249.50|
|Sahara Asset Management Company Private Limited||Private Sector - Indian||July 18, 1996||58.35|
|Shriram Asset Management Co. Ltd.||Private Sector - Indian||December 05, 1994||42.55|
|Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited||Private Sector - Indian||August 24, 1996||31955.35|
|Tata Asset Management Limited||Private Sector - Indian||June 30, 1995||46723.25|
|Taurus Asset Management Company Limited||Private Sector - Indian||August 20, 1993||475.67|
|BNP Paribas Asset Management India Private Limited||Private Sector - Foreign||April 15, 2004||7709.32|
|Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Private Limited||Private Sector - Foreign||February 19, 1996||102961.13|
|Invesco Asset Management (India) Private Limited||Private Sector - Foreign||July 24, 2006||25592.75|
|Mirae Asset Global Investments (India) Pvt. Ltd.||Private Sector - Foreign||November 30, 2007||15034.99|
|Axis Asset Management Company Ltd.||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||September 04, 2009||73858.71|
|Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||December 23, 1994||244730.86|
|DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||December 16, 1996||85172.78|
|HDFC Asset Management Company Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||June 30, 2000||294968.74|
|ICICI Prudential Asset Mgmt.Company Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||October 13, 1993||310166.25|
|IDFC Asset Management Company Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||March 13, 2000||69075.26|
|Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Indian||June 30, 1995||233132.40|
|HSBC Asset Management (India) Private Ltd.||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Foreign||May 27, 2002||10543.30|
|Principal PNB Asset Management Co. Pvt. Ltd.||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Predominantly Foreign||November 25, 1994||7034.80|
|DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Limited||Private Sector - Joint Venture -Others||May 13, 2010||24,80,727|
*AUM source- MorningStar
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