Fund Of Funds: A Source Of Investment For Insurance Companies

Fund Of Funds: Finance is, undeniably, the life and blood of business. What is also undeniable is the fact that finance or money is dynamic and fluid in nature. And while it is important to keep your assets active, it is equally important to do so in a careful manner. Money uninvested is idle money […]

Alternative Investment Funds − SEBI’s Amendment To Simplify The Process Of Investment

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued the second amendment to its Circular, SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2021 dated May 05, 2021[1] to accomplish the long-pending demands of start-ups, venture capital and fund managers. From amending the definitions of start-ups and venture capital undertakings and introducing a code of conduct for […]

SEBI’s Pitch To Boost The Economy: Accredited Investors

While the global financial crisis of 2008 shook the most developed nations and collapsed their financial markets, the Indian markets only took a minor and temporary setback in comparison. This has often been attributed to the active role of several financial bodies in the country, including the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Securities […]

Change in Rules – A Sign of Change

Govt Introduces Much Sought After Changes Under NDI Rules The Government of India (“GOI”) has been constantly striving to make India an investment hub and in its endeavour to do so, has been introducing timely changes to its foreign investment regime. On 17th October, 2019 the GOI notified the Foreign Exchange Management (Non-Debt Instruments) Rules, […]

Insurance Bonanza for Intermediaries

Increased FDI in Insurance Sector Strategy to Tackle COVID The insurance sector plays a pivotal role in promoting the economy of every country. The market strategy used in the Indian markets for both life and non-life insurance is almost at the minimum level in comparison to the rest of the world. Enhancing the insurance business […]

Review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy of India For Curbing Opportunistic Takeovers/ Acquisitions of Indian Companies Due to The Current COVID-19 Pandemic

Points Covered: Chinese direct FDI Investments and indirect investments from other jurisdictions, Investments by Venture Capital Funds and Private Equity Funds with Chinese LPs, Retrospective Effect and Exemptions. FDI Policy To Save Indian Companies From Takeover Amid COVID Foreign investments into India are bound by the Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) Policy issued by the Ministry […]

FEMA20(R) Revamped: Government’s continuous approach to increase foreign investment inflow

The Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) equity inflow in India dropped in 2018-2019. This has happened for the first time in the past six years, says the data[1] released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(“DPIIT”). The falling equity inflows triggered the government to examine India’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy (“FDI Policy”). After […]

Mutual Funds – A Closed Chapter for Unlisted Debt Funds

What is there in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Stricture? SEBI, vide its circular dated 1st October 2019 (“Circular”) has mandated and restricted all Mutual Funds to invest only through the listed and rated debt mutual funds and Securities channel, paving the way for enhanced credit risk management. This will result in […]

Transit to the 5 Trillion Dollar Economy – Further liberalisation of FDI norms.

The much-awaited fillip required to propel the flagging economy came in the form of approval from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs which on 28th August, 2019 approved changes to FDI policy post assurances made in the recent Budget speech. The changes in FDI policy across four sectors include foreign investment in digital media up […]