A Primer on Alternate Investment Funds in India 

Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) have grown in popularity as a new way to grow wealth due to their potential for higher returns.

AIFs are privately pooled investment vehicles that invest in a diverse range of assets such as private equity, real estate, hedge funds, venture capital, and infrastructure. These funds offer investors an opportunity to invest in niche segments of the market that are not easily accessible through traditional investment channels.


AIFs in India are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and offer investors transparency and accountability. The potential for higher returns makes them an attractive option for investors looking to grow their wealth beyond traditional investment options like stocks and mutual funds.

With the Indian economy growing rapidly, AIFs present a promising opportunity for investors seeking long-term capital appreciation. The current asset size of the Indian alternative investments is Rs 12 lakh crore), split with Rs 5 lakh crore in PMSes and around Rs 7 lakh crore in AIFs.

Here is a list of some articles that explain the various facets of AIFs in India.

The Mint has a piece on whether AIF’s would gain favour as debt funds lose their long term benefits

Business Today spoke to a few AIF managers who were bullish about the industry and predicted that it would grow at 4-5X to match the mutual fund industry.

The Economic Times reported that SEBI had standardised provisions to value Alternate Investment Funds

MoneyControl has an article on how fund managers of AIFs look to create wealth. 

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