Foreign fund biggies make a beeline to India
This reaffirms overseas interest in the country's stock markets though indices continue to sway.india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 14:17 IST
At least four foreign fund biggies would soon enter the Indian mutual fund industry, a sign that reaffirms overseas interest in the country's stock markets though indices continue to sway.
US-based American International Group and JP Morgan, British fund house Dawnie Day and Singapore-based Temasek are learnt to have drawn out their plans to enter the Indian mutual fund industry. They are expected to get operational in the next five-six months.
"A few foreign fund houses like Temasek, JP Morgan, AIG and Dawnie Day have plans to enter the Indian market. They are working towards the same and are likely to make it in the next five or six months," Association of Mutual Funds in India Chairman AP Kurian said.
They would enter India, after getting required approvals, either by starting their own arm or in collaboration with some other companies, he added.
"We are planning to enter the mutual fund business very soon. We have applied to Sebi for approval and are awaiting it. We also plan to launch a realty fund and are in talks with potential market players of the same," AIG Country Head Sunil Mehta said.
AIG, besides starting an asset management company in India, has plans to start consumer finance, mortgage guarantee and capital recovery businesses.