STCI Primary Dealer Ltd.

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COMPANY BACKGROUND

 

STCI Primary Dealer Limited (STCI PD) was set up as a wholly owned subsidiary of Securities Trading Corporation of India (STCI) in 2006. STCI was among one of the first Primary Dealers in the country set up in 1994 as a subsidiary of RBI. Subsequently, RBI’s stake was divested in 1998 and 2000 in favor of leading public Sector Banks and All-India Financial Institutions. STCI has since been renamed as STCI Finance Ltd. In 2006, the PD business was de-merged by STCI into a separate wholly owned subsidiary, STCI Primary Dealer Ltd (STCI PD). STCI PD has an authorized capital of Rs 300 Cr and paid up share capital of Rs 150 Cr.

In India, the Primary Dealer business model was established to develop an active, vibrant and liquid secondary market for Government Securities. STCI PD has continually endeavored to fulfill these objectives and aid in deepening the sovereign yield curve. STCI PD is an established player in the Fixed Income and money markets, catering to a diversified pool of investors across the Indian geography.

The core activities of STCI PD comprise of underwriting, bidding, market making and trading in Government Securities, Treasury Bills and other fixed income securities. Apart from the above, the Company is an active participant in the money market instruments. STCI PD plays an active role in all segments of the debt market i.e. in both the SLR and non-SLR segments. The Company runs a proprietary portfolio comprising of GoI dated securities (including Floating Rate Bonds, Inflation Indexed Bonds, etc.), GoI Special Bonds, State Development Loans, Treasury Bills, Corporate Bonds, Commercial Papers, Certificates of Deposits, etc. As a Primary Dealer the Company is also allowed to participate and trade in STRIPS, Interest Rate Derivatives, When Issued market and undertake short selling in G-Secs on NDS OM. We have recently diversified our activities and since May 2015, we have started dealing in Equity and Equity F&O markets on a proprietary basis.

STCI PD is a leading player in the retail and mid-segment of the debt market with a large and diversified client base having pan India presence. We have been actively facilitating clients in shaping strategies, assisting in achievement of investment objectives while ensuring efficient service aided by quality research. STCI PD has been at the forefront in adhering to sound business practices and transparency in all its business dealings. We strive to provide our clients a bouquet of investment solutions and flawless execution which help them plan and manage their investments better. To help our clients take well informed decisions, we publish daily market updates along with a host of other macro updates which impact market dynamics.

STCI PD is an active member of Primary Dealers’ Association of India (PDAI) and the Fixed Income and Money Market Derivatives Association (FIMMDA). STCI PD has continued association with several committees which interact with regulatory authorities to provide feedback for both product and market development.

 

Latest News

Reserve Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India kept policy rates unchanged while changing the stance to calibrated tightening from neutral in its Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy. Consequently, key policy rates remained unchanged – Repo rate at 6.50%, Reverse Repo at 6.25% and Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) at 6.75%
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Inflation projections for 2018-19
Inflation projections for 2018-19 were revised downside as food inflation has remained benign. Including the impact of HRA, inflation is projected to be at 4% in Q2 FY19 (4.6% prev), 3.9%-4.5% in H2 FY19 (4.8% prev) and 4.8% in Q1 FY20 (5% prev). The GDP projection for FY19 has been maintained at 7.4% –with 7.5% in Q2 FY19 and 7.3-7.4% for H2 FY19. GDP growth for Q1 FY20 is projected at 7.4% (7.5% prev).
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Belying market expectations
Belying market expectations, headline consumer price inflation for Sep-18 stood at 3.77% compared to Aug-18 reading of 3.69%, remaining below the RBI’s medium term inflation target of 4% for second consecutive month. Core inflation also moderated to 5.81% vs. revised estimate of 5.92% last month (5.87% previously).
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September Wholesale
September Wholesale Price Index came in at 5.13% as against 4.53% in the August mainly due to rise in prices of Fuel and power as well as Manufactured Products. At the same time, July WPI print was revised upwards to 5.27% from 5.09% previously.
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Indias September manufacturing
India's September manufacturing PMI came in at 52.2, rising from 51.7 in August due to gains in new orders, output and employment.
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