The growth in the alternative investment market in India has been spectacular to say the least. Institutional and HNI Investors have continued to pour money in to Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) over the last 3 years. The total commitments raised by the AIFs stands at INR 50,441 crores (US$ 7.5 billion) as on June 30, 2016. With equity markets doing reasonable well and expected to do even better, this surge in the investments in Alternative Assets reflect a maturing investor base. Globally by 2020, assets in alternative investments are expected to grow to US$18.1 trillion, from $10 trillion today.