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Tag Archive: Alternative investment


Which Fund to Choose?

Mutual fund is still an untapped market in India, Although India has more than 50 AMC (Asset Management blogCompany) operating with more than 20,000 odd schemes.

When it comes to investing I always say that Equities have out-performed other investment asset classes over the long-term in India as well as globally. With growing maturity, retail Investors in India have begun to realize this and also take into stride the short-term volatility of this asset class. Better regulatory environment and improved corporate governance have also helped bring more investors to Equities.

Equity investing requires a lot more dedicated time, patience, skill and knowledge while people prefer to invest Continue reading

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Alternative Investments

Alternative investments is not a new concept but seems to be gaining momentum, I did a story in back in 2012 under the CDSDEFAULT-1-1heading ART TREATED AS AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT .Would like to evolve on those terms, Let’s face it : The financial crisis & the European crisis that seemed to mark a turning point in the spectacular growth of alternative investments, such as managed investments in hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, and infrastructure. Poor performance and liquidity problems led to massive redemption in several categories. By now, however, those problems have subsided, and alternatives are back on track.

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Primer on Hedge Funds

Hedge fund is a type of private and unregistered investment-pool that employs sophisticated hedging and arbitrage techniques in both Googledomestic and international markets to generate high returns.

Traditionally Hedge funds have been limited to sophisticated, wealthy investors because they required a large initial investment.

Earlier most of the hedge funds strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions were focused on corporate equity markets. But now hedge funds new focus areas are commodities and money markets.

Because hedge funds are unregistered, they can use securities and strategies that are either prohibited or restricted in registered funds. That is why -hedge funds are also referred as non traditional or alternative investment.   Continue reading

What are Hedge Funds –

Hedge fund is a type of private and unregistered investmentpool that employs sophisticated hedging and arbitrage imagestechniques in both domestic and international markets  to generate high returns. Traditionally Hedge funds have been limited to sophisticated, wealthy investors because they required a large initial investment.

Earlier most of the hedge funds strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions were focused on corporate equity markets. But now hedge funds new focus areas are commodities and money markets. Because hedge funds are unregistered, they can use  securities and strategies that are either prohibited or restricted in registered funds. That  is why –hedge funds are also referred Continue reading

Indian market regulator SEBI has allowed seven Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) to set up shop in the country under a newly formulated route, which allows pooling of funds for investments in areas such as real estate, private equity and hedge funds.

Alternative investments are not a new concept but seems to be gaining momentum, I did a story in March 2012 under the heading ART TREATED AS AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT .Would like to evolve on those terms, Lets face it : Continue reading

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