Last Updated: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: February, 2017
The country’s financial services sector consists of the capital markets, insurance sector and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). India’s gross domestic savings (GDS) as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has remained above 30 per cent since 2004. It is projected that national savings in India will reach US$ 1,272 billion by 2019. Over 95 per cent of household savings in India are invested in bank deposits and only 5 per cent in other financial asset classes.
The asset management industry in India is among the fastest growing in the world. Corporate investors accounted for around 45.9 per cent of total AUM in India, while High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) and retail investors account for 28.6 per cent and 22.9 per cent, respectively. In the Asia-Pacific, India is among the top five countries in terms of HNWIs
RBI has allowed 100 per cent foreign investment under the automatic route in ‘other financial services’.
State Bank of India (SBI) and FTSE Russell, the arm of the London Stock Exchange, has plans to jointly develop a Bond Index for global investors to benchmark Indian bond market against that of its competitors
India’s equity market turnover has increased significantly in recent years. The annual turnover value in the National Stock Exchange (NSE) witnessed a CAGR of 20.7 per cent between FY96 and FY15 to reach US$ 718 billion. During the month of October 2016, the mutual fund equity schemes attracted a net inflow of US$ 1.40 billion
The Government of India has taken various steps to deepen the reforms in the capital markets, including simplification of the Initial Public Offer (IPO) process which allows qualified foreign investors (QFIs) to access the Indian bond markets.
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Last Updated: February 21, 2017
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