RBL in Focus: Post RBI Approval for Quant Money Managers to Acquire Large Stake

The Reserve Bank of India has given the green light to Quant Money Managers Ltd to acquire a significant stake in RBL Bank Limited, up to 9.98% of its shares.

Exploring RBI’s Approval for quant Money Managers Ltd

In a recent development, the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) has granted approval to quant Money Managers Ltd to acquire a significant holding of up to 9.98% of the paid-up share capital or voting rights in RBL Bank Limited. This approval comes as a significant step for quant Money Managers Ltd, opening avenues for strategic investment through various schemes of quant Mutual Fund.

RBI’s Stamp of Approval

The approval, conveyed through a letter dated May 13, 2024, and received by the Bank via email on the same day, marks a pivotal moment in the journey of Quant Money Managers Ltd. This green light from RBI follows an application submitted by quant Money Managers Ltd., showcasing their commitment to regulatory compliance and strategic expansion.

Conditions and Compliance

However, the approval from RBI comes with its set of conditions and compliance requirements. These include adherence to the relevant provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, RBI’s Master Direction and Guidelines on Acquisition and Holding of Shares or Voting Rights in Banking Companies, provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, regulations issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India, and other applicable statutes, regulations, and guidelines.

Strategic Acquisition Timeline

As per the RBI letter, Quant Money Managers Ltd has been granted approval to acquire the specified major shareholding in RBL Bank Limited within a year, by May 12, 2025. The approval also mandates that the aggregate holding in the Bank should not exceed 9.98% of the paid-up share capital or voting rights at any given time. Additionally, in the event of the aggregate holding falling below 5%, prior approval from RBI will be necessary to increase it to 5% or more.

Current Holding and Stock Performance

As of May 10, 2024, quant Mutual Fund, through its various schemes, holds 4.68% of the equity share capital of RBL Bank Limited. Despite a relatively subdued short-term performance with returns of 4.39% and 2.66% in the last one and three months respectively, the stock has exhibited significant growth, delivering returns of 67.68% in the last one year.


The approval from RBI marks an important milestone for quant Money Managers Ltd, paving the way for strategic investment and potential growth opportunities. With a clear timeline and compliance framework in place, the acquisition of a significant shareholding in RBL Bank Limited holds promise for both Quant Money Managers Ltd and the banking sector as a whole.