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  • Emergence of AIFs in the Indian investment landscape
    by Tanuj Khosla November 29, 2016 09:19 IST

    Despite India having one of the broadest equity markets on the planet (in terms of number of listed names) and one of the most liquid local currency government bond markets (as liquid as US Treasuries in my view), the country has frustratingly lagged behind in development of alternative Investment products up until recently. It was a classic chicken and an egg problem where onerous (and to a great extent unclear) regulations that completely excluded foreign investments (barring non-resident Indians), led to lack of tangible demand for India focused alternative investment products, which in turn didn’t incentivize the regulators to make any improvements in the framework.

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