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Aug 20 2012 | 12:21pm ET
Following in the footsteps of the world's largest country, the world's second-largest country is opening its doors to hedge funds.
The Security and Exchange Board of India has given seven hedge funds its seal of approval over the past month, under its new Alternative Investment Funds regulatory regime, unveiled in March. The first received its registration on July 23; the rest were approved this month.
The regulator on Thursday also gave listed companies the right to sell up to 10% of their equity to AIFs.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' India Alternative Credit Opportunities Fund is one of the funds now able to operate in India. The others are IFCI Syncamore India Infrastructure Fund, Utthishta Yekum Fund, Indiaquotient Investment Trust, Forefront Alternate Investment Trust, Excedo Realty Fund and Sabre Partners Trust.
India's move follows similar liberalization of hedge fund regulations in China and South Korea.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...