Life Insurance Corporation of India to invest Rs 2,40,000 cr in FY13, 15% of it in equities

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has invested up to Rs 8,000 crore in equities in the last six months. The public sector behemoth has an investment target of Rs 2.4 lakh crore for the present year, of which 10-15 per cent will be invested in equities.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a Ficci seminar on capital markets, DK Mehrotra, CMD, LIC said, “Our investment target is Rs 2,40,000 crore for FY13, of which 10-15 per cent will be in the equity market. We have so far made investments of around Rs 75,000 crore, of which Rs 7,000-8,000 crore is in equities.”

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