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.
Aditya Birla Sun Life AM and SBI Funds Management made our latest list of the 10 fastest growing fund houses in Asia. AsianInvestor spoke to top executives at the two firms.
In their hunt for higher yield, insurance firms and pension funds are building their exposure to Indian real estate as the market opens up.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from India's PFRDA and Korea's Poba.
While eager overseas investors are keen to see an easing in bond investment limits, Indian authorities might not necessarily oblige, market analysts told AsianInvestor.
Sentiment on the country's bonds could suffer in the short term following the PNB scandal, but fund managers say foreign investors cannot ignore this high yield market for too long.
Sebi's latest proposals to segregate advice and product distribution indicate a marked shift in thinking and plugs loopholes that were to the detriment of investors, said experts.
Indian commercial banks and Chinese insurance companies were among the best-represented organisations within the mid 100 organisations in this year's AI300.
The lowest 100 organisations in this year’s AI300 welcomed 10 new faces, six of those 10 returning after absences of a year or more
Investors remain keen to fund innovative start-ups in Asia but have learned to be more selective, say experts.
Institutional investors from the country enjoyed AUM gains due to a mixture of demonetisation and a lack of other investment avenues, says the CIO of SBI Life Insurance.
Asset managers, advisers and distributors in India say planned rules to separate provision of investment advice from sale of mutual funds will hamper investment industry growth.