Given the amount of cash in the pockets of global investors today, India presents a wealth of potential. But to harvest this, the country needs capital. And while it does have a decent savings rate, it falls short on capital formation; it therefore needs long-term foreign capital, hubbies.com said in its Guide to Investing in India 2013 divided into six chapters: Demographics and consumption; Equity Markets; Fixed Income; Real Estate; Private Equity and How to Access the Indian Market.
In the absence of much organised analysis that helps long-term investors make sound decisions, Hubbies objective with this Guide is to provide a useful starting point to help answer some of the key questions in the minds of investors: What does the economy look like? What are its long-term drivers? What road-blocks does it face? And even if investors are convinced about the long-term fundamentals of the economy, are there shorter and medium-term factors that could de-rail the secular trend?
Assuming investors are convinced about the economy - how can they leverage the fundamentals? What asset classes are available? For each asset class, what are the fundamentals, as well as risk/return equations? And if investors are ready to buy, how do they access the investments? Should they invest through globally recognised fund managers or do the local investors have some competitive advantage? How can they access the local fund managers? Are there are restrictions or disincentives that change the risk/return equation?
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