Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF) is one of India's leading mutual funds, with Average Assets Under Management (AAUM) of Rs 265,458.54 Crores (July 2021 to Sept 2021 QAAUM) and 133.32 lakhs folios (as on 30th Sept 2021).
NIMF which is one of the fastest growing mutual funds in India, offers investors a well-rounded portfolio of products to meet varying investor requirements and has presence in 280 locations (as on June 30, 2021) across the country.
NIMF constantly endeavours to launch innovative products and customer service initiatives to increase value to investors.
Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF) has been established as a trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Nippon Life Insurance Company(NLI) is the Sponsor and Nippon Life India Trustee Ltd (NLITL) is the Trustee.
Nippon India Mutual Fund has been registered with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) vide registration number MF/022/95/1 dated June 30, 1995. Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF) was earlier known as Reliance Mutual Fund.
The name of Mutual Fund was changed from Reliance Mutual Fund to Nippon India Mutual Fund effective September 28, 2019 . NIMF was formed to launch various schemes under which units are issued to the public with a view to contribute
to the capital market and to provide investors the opportunities to make investments in diversified securities.
The main objectives of NIMF are
To carry on the activity of a mutual fund as may be permitted at law, and formulate and devise various collective schemes of savings and investments for people in India and abroad, and also ensure liquidity of investments
for the unit holders;
To deploy funds thus raised so as to help the unit holders earn reasonable returns on their savings; and
To take such steps as may be necessary from time to time to realise the effects without any limitation.
To play a leadership role in driving financial literacy and prosperity across India and thus serve our society and people
To consistently create a better financial future for our investors by using the best of our local and global capabilities
To create and nurture a world class, performance-driven and socially responsible ecosystem aimed at consistently delighting our investors and other stakeholders
To provide consistent value to our stakeholders through world-class systems and processes, best-in-class customer experience and unwavering focus on corporate governance
Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited‘s (NAM India) Board and its management firmly believes in an organizational culture of robust & highest standards of Corporate Governance since the same is critical in order to retain & enhance
the trust of its various stakeholders. Over a period of time, NAM India has achieved considerable success & visibility in the market and the significant credit for this goes to the practice of strict adherence of Corporate Governance
principles & ethical conduct at the marketplace. The implementation and observance of ethical processes & policies and good Corporate Governance has helped NAM India in standing up to the scrutiny of its domestic as well as international
investors and stakeholders.
NAM India’s philosophy with respect to Corporate Governance envisages the attainment of the highest levels of transparency, accountability and equity, in all facets of its operations and in all its interactions with its stakeholders,
including shareholders, employees, the government, lenders and the society. The Company believes that all its operations and actions must serve the underlying goal of enhancing long-term shareholder value.
NAM India’s philosophy of Corporate Governance is guided by the following core principles-
To maintain highest standards of transparency in all aspects of interactions & dealings;
To ensure timely dissemination of correct information to the relevant stakeholders & regulatory authorities;
Empowerment and Accountability
To demonstrate highest levels of personal accountability in order to ensure that employees consistently pursue excellence in everything they do;
To timely comply with all the applicable laws and regulations, in letter & spirit;
To conduct the affairs of the company in an ethical & just manner; and
To promote the interests of all stakeholders including that of the unit holders, shareholders, employees, vendors and the community at large.
NAM India’s Board comprises of a just & right mix of individuals, who are well-experienced in their respective fields & who have a huge and visible credibility alongside their respective names. Fifty percent of NAM India’s
Board is Independent.
Apart from exercising their experience & diligence on the company’s business, NAM India’s Board has a very high degree of focus on the matters concerning compliances and Corporate Governance.
The meetings of the Board are conducted in a professionally conducive manner and the thrust is always there on the principles of complete & fair disclosures, core compliance & accountability. The Board also ensures that the
affairs of the company are always conducted within the permitted regulatory framework and in the interest of its stakeholders. The Board monitors the financial performance of the Company and ensures that the financial results are
prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles and is reported to shareholders and regulators on a timely and regular basis.
All the critical policies of the company are reviewed & approved by the Board of Directors, at least once a year or as and when required. Similarly various operational committees of the company’s senior management, which are required
for making the day to day decisions, are also constituted with the prior approval of the Board and the decisions taken by these committees are further put up before the Board for their noting.
Further, in line with the statutory requirements, a Audit committee is also in place which comprises of all the board of directors of the company as its members. The role of the audit committee is to review the internal control systems
and the annual financial statements of the company.
Further, in accordance with the applicable provisions and as a matter of good Corporate Governance, the Company has appointed various auditors namely auditor for the various mutual fund schemes of Nippon India Mutual Fund, statutory
auditor and internal auditor, all being agencies of repute and standing. These auditing agencies periodically submit their report, which are placed before the audit committee for discussion, review and implementation of recommendations.
The Company appropriately and timely discloses the required information to its prime regulator i.e. SEBI and other relevant authorities and its unit holders.
NAM India’s Corporate Governance philosophy envisages attainment of highest levels of integrity, accountability, performance and ethical behavior in all facets of business and one of the most critical organizational motto’s is to
instill and nurture the culture of “Total Compliance” across the organization.
Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (NAM India) is the asset manager of Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF). The name of our Company was changed from 'Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited' to ‘Nippon Life India Asset Management
Limited’ and a fresh certificate of incorporation was issued by the Registrar of Companies, Mumbai on January 13, 2020. Nippon Life Insurance Company is the promoter of NAM India and currently holds 73.97 % (as on 30th September
2021) of its total issued and paid-up equity share capital. Equity Shares of NAM India are listed on BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited.
Nippon Life Insurance Company (“NLI”) is a Japan’s leading private life insurer and offers a wide range of financial products, including individual and group life and annuity policies through various distribution channels, mainly using
face-to-face sales channels for its traditional insurance products. It primarily operates in Japan, North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. NLI conducts asset management operations in Asia, through its subsidiary Nissay Asset
Management Corporation (“Nissay”), which manages assets globally.
Nippon India Mutual Fund – Organization Structure
||Nippon Life Insurance Company
||Nippon Life India Trustee Limited (Formerly known as Reliance Capital Trustee Co. Limited)
(CIN : U65910MH1995PLC220528)
|Investment Manager / AMC
||Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly known as Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited)
(CIN : L65910MH1995PLC220793)
||The Trustee and the Investment Manager are incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 and the Sponsor is a mutual company registered under the laws of Japan
About Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited
Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (NAM India) is a listed public limited company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on February 24, 1995, having its registered office at
4th Floor, Tower A, Peninsula Business Park, Ganapatrao Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel (W), Mumbai – 400 013
and its Corporate Office at
4th Floor, Tower A, Peninsula Business Park, Ganapatrao Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel (W), Mumbai – 400 013.
NAM India has been appointed as the Asset Management Company (AMC) of Nippon India Mutual Fund (NIMF) by the Trustees of NIMF vide Investment Management Agreement (IMA) dated May 12, 1995 amended on August 12, 1997, January 20, 2004,
February 17, 2011 and December 10, 2018 in line with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996.
Other Activities of NAM India
NAM India has been registered as a Portfolio Manager vide SEBI Registration Number INP000007085.The certificate of registration is valid till it has been suspended or cancelled by SEBI. Under this license, NAM India is managing portfolio
of its clients in terms of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 2020. In addition to this, NAM India also renders advisory services to its offshore clients and an approval to manage and / or
advise pooled assets including offshore funds, Insurance funds, provident funds is in place.
Subsidiaries of NAM India
From time to time, NAM India has set up subsidiary companies after seeking the necessary approvals and registrations, as applicable, including that from SEBI. Presently, NAM India has the following subsidiaries:
Nippon Life India AIF Management Limited (Formerly known as Reliance AIF Management Company Limited) for acting as Investment Manager / Advisor of Alternative Investment Funds
Nippon Life India Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., in Singapore
Nippon Life India Asset Management (Mauritius) Limited, in Mauritius
NAM India has ensured that key personnel of the AMC, the systems, back office, and bank and securities accounts are segregated activity-wise and there exists systems to prohibit access to inside information of various activities.
As per SEBI regulations, it will further ensure that the AMC meets the capital adequacy requirements, if any, separately for each such activity.
However, there is no conflict of interest inter–se between various “other activities”, as being directly or indirectly carried out by NAM India.