India becomes investment darling for sovereign wealth and pension funds

London:¬†Sovereign wealth funds are piling into India, buying stakes in everything from airports to renewable energy, attracted by political stability, a growing middle class and reforms making it more enticing for foreigners to invest. Wealth and state pension funds are expanding their horizons to private markets, to complement an existing focus on stocks and bonds. “India is popular with sovereign wealth funds,” said Tihir Sarkar, London-based partner at Cleary Gottlieb, which counts several prominent sovereign funds as clients. “Almost every jurisdiction in the western world is raising the bar for…

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Let Government Staff’s Pension Funds To Invest 50% In Equities: PF Body

  ¬†Hyderabad: The pensions fund regulator PFRDA wants government to more than treble investment levels in equity markets by government subscribers under the National Pension System (NPS) up to 50 per cent from 15 per cent now. The regulator has sent a proposal to government seeking to allow government subscribers (state and Central government employees) invest up to 50 per cent in equities under the NPS, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority chairman Hemanth Contractor said here on Thursday. The authority manages about Rs. 1.70 trillion of funds belonging to…

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