Peer-to-peer lending is a small sub-segment of the fast growing lending segment within fintech. It allows investors to lend to a diversified portfolio of small borrowers through digital platforms, thereby cutting out the traditional middlemen (like banks and non-banking financial companies) and earning a higher return. We look at the p2p lending landscape in India.
With increasing flows into portfolio management services (PMS), we hear PMS providers claiming that they outperform mutual funds as a category. We decided to take a high level look at the performance. While the median PMS performance is not too different from that of mutual funds, the dispersion of returns is higher. We suggest investors
In India, the state of financial reporting has changed dramatically in the previous five years. As trade expands beyond national borders, compliance and reporting standards must adapt as well. The reporting standards ensure that the transactions are reported by the firms similarly. However, standards must remain flexible and allow discretion to management to properly describe
This post collates some of the issues being highlighted by experts regarding the Indian corporate bond markets, and the implications for debt mutual funds. Debt funds are risky… Suyash Choudhary, head of fixed interest at IDFC AMC, outlines the market structure and issues – The macro Markets for financing in India Behavioural thinking and operating
A share buyback means a company buys their own shares from the market when they want to reduce their number of shares available in the open market. Share buyback in India – legal provisions In India, buyback of listed shares was permitted by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1999 by the insertion of Sections 77A, 77AA
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What are DVRs? Dual Class Shares (DCS) or shares with Differential Voting Right (DVR) as popularly known in India, simply mean that a company has issued more than one class of stocks with different voting rights. In other words, DVRs are shares that give the holder different voting rights compared to someone who owns ordinary
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In addition to investing in the 5,000-odd listed stocks, investors can invest in unlisted stocks, either pre-IPO or delisted stocks. The CFA Society India organised a webinar on this topic – https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/multimedia/2018/investing-in-indias-growing-unlisted-space The webinar discusses what unlisted stocks are, their types, valuation, how to invest. Unlisted securities are not listed on stock exchange and those
The Indian asset and wealth management industry laments the lack of liquidity in ETFs, encouraging investors to buy passive funds instead. But what is liquidity and does it matter? In the recent past, two papers have been issued to address this topic – The CFA Society India issued a report on ETFs generally with some recommendations
Subhankar Mitra of Jones Lang LaSalle explains the basic methodologies used for real estate valuations in India. Valuations are very important in any private equity/real estate investing not only while buying and selling but also for ongoing reporting. Hence, it’s important to understand how valuations work in India. 1. What qualifications does one need to
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment now claims over 550 signatories with more than USD 18 trillion in assets. UNPRI provides a framework for institutional investors to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes. Also, the International Finance Corporation has sponsored a study on the prevalence of RI in emerging markets.