We welcome announcement as Budget permit FPIs to subscribe to listed debt securities issued by REITs and InvITs

This will enable InvITs platforms to become more competitive and get established as a credible source of infrastructure financing.

Jul 05, 2019 08:07 IST India Infoline News Service

We welcome the Ministry of Finance’s announcement as part of the Union Budget permitting Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to subscribe to listed debt securities issued by REITs and InvITs. This will enable much needed long term source of debt capital to InvITs, which are characterized by better quality assets, ratings, and predictability of cashflows. At the same time, InvITs need other regulators such as RBI, IRDAI to enable debt financing so that banks and insurance companies can also subscribe to such safe debt instruments. This will enable InvITs platforms to become more competitive and get established as a credible source of infrastructure financing.

-Harsh Shah, CEO, India Grid Trust – India’s first power sector InvIT

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