Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has 273 listed stocks in its portfolio worth INR 10tn ($133bn). Its largest holding is Reliance Industries, but its biggest returns so far this year have come from tobacco and consumer goods company ITC, which has risen by almost 30%. Tech consultancy TCS is LIC’s third largest holding, followed by State Bank of India and ICICI Bank. Among the largest holdings that have given double-digit returns are L&T, ONGC, Tata Motors and Dr Reddy’s Lab. LIC has reduced its stake in ITC but the company’s valuation there has risen above INR 80,000 crore.