Demystifying Hedge Funds

Demystifying Hedge Funds

Still at a nascent stage in the Indian market, a hedge fund is a popular product overseas to generate absolute returns by investing across assets. Given the volatility in the global markets, its popularity has only increased as it does not conform to a specific strategy.

In India, hedge funds can register under category III of AIFs with Sebi. So far there are 15 such funds registered with Sebi. Being registered with the regulator implies there is a regulatory cover for investors. This means the product structure has to be as prescribed, and it is monitored and audited. This also means that investors can approach the regulator for any grievances. It is early days for this product and experts suggest there is interest among HNI investors. However, before committing large sums they are watching the performance play out for some time.

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