The BSE mid-cap index also gained 1.56 per cent to close at 14,887.69. This compared with a 0.25 per cent drop in the benchmark Sensex.
“Broader markets outperformed, especially the small-cap index, after Sebi tweaked MF norms for multi-cap funds. This Sebi measure would require more exposure to small-cap stocks in most multi-cap funds, leading to the current buying interest,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services.
Market regulator Sebi on Friday tweaked the asset allocation framework for multi-cap mutual funds, requiring them to invest a minimum of 25 per cent each in large, mid and small-cap stocks by January 31, 2021.
Religare Broking Ltd, VP – Research, Ajit Mishra said the broader markets outperformed on Monday in anticipation of fund buying in mid-cap and small-cap space.
“Small-cap index posted its biggest one-day gain in over six years,” said Siddhartha Khemka, Head – Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.
Sebi had on Sunday clarified that apart from rebalancing their portfolios, mutual funds can also merge their existing multi-cap schemes with large-cap and large cum mid-cap offerings.