ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT


Moneylife Digital Team 17 May 2013
Traded value of gold ETFs on the National Stock Exchange hardly rose on Akshaya Tritiya. Besides, last month Rs36 crore went out of gold ETFs On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, an auspicious day for buying gold, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded a traded value of Rs691 crore in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 April 2013
Gold ETFs witnessed massive inflows over the last few years. These inflows came in from ETFs launched by just 14 fund houses. If gold goes down further, how would these fund houses face the savers who led to believe that gold ETFs are safe? Here is a live example of why savers end up...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 April 2013
Investors in Yatra Art Fund-II have alleged that the trustees have spent about 50% of the capital towards fees and expenses, including advisory fees. Will SEBI act on it? With market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) finally deciding that Osian's Art Fund was a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 April 2013
It took the market regulator almost six years to finally take a call on Osian's. Moneylife has been spearheading the campaign for refund of investors’ money Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has finally asked Osian’s-Connoisseurs of Art Pvt Ltd (or Osian's,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 April 2013
A Brief Primer on Bitcoin, the internet currency that has taken the world by storm   As the Eurozone plummets into chaos and confusion with the Cyprus bailouts, pundits are questioning the very notion of fiat currency, the Euro’s strength and the very foundation of the European Union....

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R Balakrishnan R Balakrishnan 27 February 2013
My ordeal with a real estate investment in an under-construction property and the lessons learnt I would like to share a real-life experience in real estate investing. In 2007, I had booked an apartment in a premium project called ‘Estancia’, promoted by Arun Excello in collaboration...

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Raj Pradhan Raj Pradhan 19 December 2012
Reliance My Gold Plan is an innovative product to create a gold SIP on a daily basis with redemption option of 24k gold coin or jewellery. While it is an alternative to jeweller gold savings schemes you need to know its drawbacks, too   Reliance My Gold Plan (RMGP) offers an advantage of...

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MDT/PTI 10 December 2012
Since October, 12 AIFs like India Realty Fund, Dar Mentorcap Film Fund, Capaleph Indian Millennium Small & Medium Enterprises Fund and Capaleph Indian Millennium PE Fund have registered with SEBI Mumbai: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed 12...

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MDT/PTI 12 October 2012
StanChart PE will invest around Rs180 crore in visual entertainment services company Prime Focus on a preferential basis at Rs53 per share   Mumbai: Banking major Standard Chartered's private equity (PE) arm said it will invest $35 million (around Rs180 crore) in visual entertainment...

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MDT/PTI 04 October 2012
Fulcrum Venture is planning to float a third-party private equity fund of about Rs60 crore to Rs120 crore that will provide growth capital to companies   Mumbai: Fulcrum Venture India, an angel investment fund, is planning to float a third-party private equity (PE) fund with a corpus...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 October 2012
Investors flock to Venture Capital and earn poor returns because they’re fixated on the kind of astounding returns generated by a Facebook rather than understanding the high risks associated with it Venture capitalists (VCs) hardly make tonnes of money, except one or two cases of great...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 October 2012
A Kaufman Foundation research has found out that investment in venture capital is a bad idea as it has not beaten the American markets since the late 1990s. Worse, investors have got back less cash than they have put in Facebook has been the most sought-after investment story of the...

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MDT/PTI 18 September 2012
During January-August this year, more than 1,500 companies garnered a total of Rs2.39 lakh crore through private placement compared to Rs1.5 lakh crore same period last year Mumbai: Over 1,500 Indian companies raised a whopping Rs2.39 lakh crore through private placement of debt...

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According to the industry body, higher gold imports are contributing to deterioration in the country's balance of trade, and investors should be provided better incentives to invest in MFs and stocks   Bangalore: Investors in mutual funds and equity should get better incentives so...

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Gold demand in the first half of 2012 has been subdued, primarily due to the poor macro economic conditions. However, it is likely to recover in the second half during the upcoming festival and marriage season, the World Gold Council said Mumbai: Gold demand in India is likely to drop by...

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The vehicle loan provider said proceeds from the NCD for its financing activities including lending and investments and also for repaying existing loans   Hyderabad: Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd (STFC) said it entered into debt capital market with a public issue of secured non...

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The new scheme aims to generate returns that corresponds closely to the returns generated by IDBI Gold ETF scheme   Mumbai: Asset management company IDBI Mutual Fund on Tuesday launched a gold fund of fund scheme targeted mainly at retail investors and people without demat accounts,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 July 2012
An investor, who was persuaded by ABN Amro Bank to invest in Osian's Art Fund, has received no payment as yet. He has now been offered payment in instalments, while the fund claims that its problems are over   While the media is lauding Osian's Art Fund’s return and having put its...

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Aditi Jhunjhunwala  and   Nidhi Ladha 24 May 2012
Barring taxation issues, which are, though, critical, it is now possible to have real estate funds also in operation in India   On 21 May 2012 SEBI notified the SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 [the “AIF Regulations”] requiring mandatory registration of private...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 April 2012
A  according to a press statement released by SEBI on 3 April 2012, the capital market regulator has proposed SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 for unregulated funds and to ensure systemic stability, increase market efficiency and encourage formation of new capital.

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