CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER
MUTUAL FUNDS DEPARTMENT
December 31, 2002
All Mutual Funds Registered with SEBI Unit Trust of India Association of Mutual Funds in India
Guidelines for Participation by Mutual Funds in Trading in Derivative Products
Please refer to SEBI circular no MFD/CIR/011/061/2000 dated February 9, 2000 wherein guidelines were issued for mutual funds to participate in Derivatives trading for the purpose of hedging and portfolio balancing. SEBI Advisory Committee on Derivatives has clarified certain types of transactions with illustrative examples which may be considered as hedging and portfolio balancing.
A copy of the relevant extract of the report is enclosed for your information.