Regulators in the Financial Market of India – The Regulatory Setup

Financial Sector is one of the major sectors in the Indian Economy. It has been consistently rising since last 2 decades. There various tasks and operations performed in the financial market. There are many authorities who play important roles to regulate these processes. In this post, we will discuss the key regulators in the financial market in India who regulate the financial operations.

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Offshore Funds – Advantages and Associated Risks

Offshore funds are a variety of mutual funds that invest in foreign countries and avail the benefit of growth in a different country. This post discusses offshore funds with their advantages and associated risks. What are Offshore Funds? An offshore fund is an investment fund (or mutual fund) that invest in international market. This fund may be a unit trust or a limited partnership or investment fund of an asset management company. These funds are specialized in investing the asset in securities of foreign companies or corporations. The offshore funds have non-resident investors. They are monitored and regulated by the […]

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Gilt Fund: What are Gilt Funds? Top Gilt Funds Based on Crisil Ranking

There are various types of mutual funds. Gilt Funds are also a type of mutual funds which fall into Debt Fund category. This post discusses the Gilt Funds with their meaning and working. We list here top-ranked Gilt funds based on their Crisil ranking. What are Gilt Funds? A Gilt Fund is an investment fund (or mutual fund) that invest the asset only in government securities, mostly in government bonds. This is in order to satisfy the risk security for investors. These funds are debt funds because they invest in debt securities. It is not necessary for a guilt fund to […]

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Real Estate Investment Trusts and Infrastructure Investment Trusts

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvIT) are the investment tools through which investors may invest money in real estate and infrastructures without owning them. This post discusses the REIT and InvIT and their status in India. These schemes were available in many developed countries for a long time but they are launched in India a few years back.    What is the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)? Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs are the companies that own income-producing commercial real estates. It allows individuals to buy shares in these real estates for which the investors receive an income […]

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Types of Investment Funds – A Classification of Alternative Investment

People who are interested in investments and wish to have a balanced risk on their investments, prefer to go with mutual funds. Various types of mutual funds are suggested to investors by their investment advisors based on their goals, horizon and risk appetite. Mutual funds pool money from the investors and invest it in a variety of asset classes. There are other funds also which pool money from investors and invest this money on their behalf. They are termed as alternative investments. This post discusses various types of alternative investments. These are also the investment funds but are different from […]

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Arbitrage Funds – A Category of Mutual Funds

Arbitrage funds are a special type of mutual funds. Although, they are very less known to many investors. financial advisors recommend these types of funds to those investors who have a low-risk appetite.  This post discusses the arbitrage funds with their advantages and disadvantages. What are Arbitrage Funds? Arbitrage funds are those types of mutual funds which take benefits of the price difference between different exchanges. These funds make a profit by buying and selling the securities on a price difference between cash and derivatives market. It buys stock in the cash segment of the stock market on a lower […]

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