Alternative investment strategies that bring superior returns

The concept of investments has broadened immeasurably over the past decade. The main reasons being global economic slowdown in 2008 and the on-going technological advances. The ability to go online and choose the best trading platform from a choice of dozens allowed us to look in new directions. The arrival of an exciting new era of cryptocurrencies and the growing trend among private investors to consider real estate represent two alternative investment opportunities at opposite ends of the risk spectrum. But while we might still call these alternative investments, they no longer meet that dictionary definition. 2018 has seen a growing interest in what you might call “alternative alternatives,” as investors continue to push the boundaries.

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SEBI: AIFs cannot convert existing open-ended schemes to closed-ended ones

Markets regulator SEBI has issued a clarification that alternative investment funds cannot convert their existing open-ended schemes to closed-ended and vice-versa.

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Edelweiss Alternate Asset Advisors raises Rs. 2,000 crore fund

Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Ltd, a unit of the Edelweiss group, achieved the targeted base offering size of Rs. 2,000 crore for its infrastructure sector focused fund—Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus Fund. The fund aims to raise another Rs. 4,500 crore via a green shoe option in the next 12 months, the company said in a statement.

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Electric Vehicles – Next Big Thing in Green Tech

The mass production of electric vehicles is the next big thing in green tech. The advancement in technology and logistics management have brought substantial reduction in cost.

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Angel Tax: Indian Startups May Get Policy Boost From Indian Govt.

In a recent notification, while the Income Tax department has already halted angel tax recovery operations from startups, it appears that the Indian government is now considering to provide certain exemption to angel investors under Section 42 of the Companies Act.

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Webinar: Union Budget 2018 – Impact on AIFs, 19th Feb at 4.30PM

Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) is organising a webinar on “Union Budget 2018 – Impact on Alternative Investment Funds”. As a part of its objectives, IAAIF is committed to promote the professional development of the alternative investments industry and curating industry focused high quality education programs, events and professional & investor education initiatives. 

The Union Budget 2018 – Impact on Alternative Investment Funds webinar is scheduled on Monday 19th Feb 2018, from 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Webinar link:

http://aiwmindia.wiziqxt.com/online-class/302945

The webinar session will be conducted by Mr. Girish Vanvari, National Head of Tax, KPMG in India and Mr. Vikram Naik, Partner Deal Advisory Tax, KPMG in India

IAAIF Webinar: Union Budget 2018-Impact on AIFs 13th Feb 2018

Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) is organising a webinar on “Union Budget 2018 – Impact on Alternative Investment Funds”. As a part of its objectives, IAAIF is committed to promote the professional development of the alternative investments industry and curating industry focused high quality education programs, events and professional & investor education initiatives. 

The Union Budget 2018 – Impact on Alternative Investment Funds webinar is scheduled on Tue 13th Feb 2018, from 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Webinar link:

http://aiwmindia.wiziqxt.com/learner/online-class/300622

The webinar session will be conducted by Mr. Girish Vanvari, National Head of Tax, KPMG in India. Girish has over two decades of consulting experience, wherein he laid the foundation of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) tax and International Tax practices at KPMG in India. His experience includes advising on several significant M&A deals and restructuring transactions in India on a year-to-year basis, along with advising well-known transnational organisations and many leading Indian enterprises on regulatory, tax, financial and business related matters. He is a regular speaker/panelist at various M&A and international taxation conferences and seminars. He also regularly contributes articles in several newspapers and business magazines.

 

Fund managers make switch to high-growth AIF industry

Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) industry is experiencing the influx of top money managers from broking, asset management, and even PE firms. Marquee fund managers are making the switch to newly introduced alternative investment funds (AIFs), which are seeing a rapid growth in commitments thanks to a spike in the number of wealthy investors.

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Family Business Summit India 2017 – 10th Nov.

Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) is supporting the upcoming event, Family Business Summit India 2017 (FBSI17) scheduled on November 10th at Hotel Shangri La in New Delhi.  FBSI17 is being organised by Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI). AIWMI has been instrumental in bringing niche global concepts in the areas of wealth management, credit, alternative investments and family offices through its series of events and conferences.

Family Owned Businesses have very significant economic impact across the globe. In India, it is estimated that Family Owned firms account for nearly 90% of the industrial output and 27% of employment.  However, it is also a fact that approximately 30% of the family firms make it beyond the 2nd generation and only a third of them survive to the 3rd generation.

This inaugural edition of FBSI17 will bring together entrepreneurs from multi-generational businesses and those building a legacy for their next generations to discuss the most pressing issues faced by family business owners and get inspired by some of the most successful family business leaders from across the country.

The Family Business Summit India is based on the concepts of business succession and wealth preservation brought into focus by AIWMI’s flagship event, the Family Office Summit India (FOSI). Beyond that, FBSI17 will also cover important areas of Family Governance, Sustained Togetherness, Competitive Advantage, Investment Trends, Alternative Investments and much more.

This Summit will provide an excellent opportunity to listen and interact with thought leaders and business leaders share their knowledge and experiences. This is an event primarily for business families but is also a learning ground for private bankers, wealth managers and advisors who are looking for a more in-depth understanding of their High Networth clients’ needs and can re-align their strategies according to their requirements.

Event Website- https://bitsy.in/22B0FA

For more details please write to events@aiwmindia.com

Conference on Institutional Participation in Commodity Derivatives Market – 26th Sept

Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) is supporting the Conference on Institutional Participation in Commodity Derivative Markets organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on September 26th, at The St. Regis, Mumbai.  

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has recently permitted Category III Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) to participate in the commodity derivatives market, the first category of financial institutions to participate in this market. IAAIF has been proactively engaged with SEBI by way of representations and meetings for allowing Category III AIFs to participate in commodities segment. It is expected that other categories of financial institutions would, similarly, be allowed over time.

Against this backdrop, FICCI, in partnership with MCX Investor Protection Fund and Thomson Reuters is organizing this day-long Conference to delve on the benefits of institutional participation in Commodity Derivatives market as well as the experience in this segment of other Regulators such as U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Participants at the Conference would be fund managers from global financial institutions like mutual funds and ETFs active in commodity-based trading and other institutions who would be participating for the first time in India’s commodity markets.

Participation is based on Invitation only, no payment of fee is required.  However due to limited seats pre-registration is important. To register, visit here or please send your details and details of other participants from your organisation to foram@aiwmindia.com