Huge optimism about the potential for private debt investment in India is being tempered by concerns over the tricky procedures involved.
The Abu Dhabi sovereign fund and the German insurer have joined a wave of investors entering distressed debt and special situations in India. What’s their approach and rationale?
Canyon Partners, Cerberus Capital, KKR and MBK Partners are part of a fast-growing wave of fund managers and asset owners looking to Asia for bad debt investment opportunities.
The $72 billion pension fund has made its first infrastructure investment in India as it builds its emerging markets exposure, reflecting similar demand among other international institutions.
South Asia looks set to hog the China-backed infrastructure development bank's investments for the next few years as the institution keeps its focus on long-term growth potential.
Even as asset growth returns to the Indian insurance sector, increasing competition, major regulatory change, and corporate ambitions are piling pressure on companies to consolidate.
By buying a private debt fund that helps to refinance operational projects, NIIF aims to boost the global appeal of India's infrastructure sector.
The CIOs of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance and Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance expect export-oriented sectors to rake in higher earnings and boost portfolio returns as the rupee tumbles.
A shift to a risk-based capital regime and an expected wave of consolidation in India's insurance industry are likely to enhance the sector's appeal to foreign investors, say experts.
Indian bonds may be jumpy right now but in the long-term yields are probably headed lower, which will boost local interest in non-traditional assets, believes the CIO of Kotak Life Insurance.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's head of Asia Pacific, Suyi Kim, explains why she believes India is an attractive destination for infrastructure investments in the region.
India's poorly developed infrastructure sector is attracting much-needed funds from the likes of CPPIB, Reliance Nippon Life and Edelweiss Tokio Life via a new investment structure.
The Indian insurer aims to be highly selective this year in its equity investments given the muted earnings growth outlook, but retains faith in the long-term prospects of the asset class.
A pilot project to give young women the chance to apply for internships in India is to be taken as the basis for a wider global roll-out, backed by of some of the world’s largest asset owners.
With Indian bond yields rising and the monetary policy outlook unclear, reducing portfolio duration makes sense, its chief investment officer says.
The interest of Indian institutional investors in local stocks faces a potential surge in new equity issuance, as the government looks to offload excess stakes in state-owned companies.
Local asset owners have been avid buyers of domestic stocks, but a set of political events and increased market volatility could force asset owners to question their appetite.
The Chinese and Indian equity markets could be heading in opposite directions as the former becomes more accessible to foreign investors and the latter less so.
Infrastructure and real estate assets are particularly attractive alternatives, says Bismillah Chowdhary, chief investment officer at the Mumbai-based Indo-Japanese joint venture.
The recent drop in Indian stocks creates buying opportunities for long-term investors, says Anurag Jain of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance.