Monday, November 2, 2015

Foreign Investors

Qualified foreign investors (QFIs) can now invest directly in Indian equities. A QFI is an individual, an association or a group from a foreign country complaint with standards mandated by the Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental body that formulates policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and foreign venture capital investments do not come under the QFI category.

An individual QFI can invest up to 5 per cent of the paid-up capital of a listed company. Total investment by QFIs in a listed company cannot exceed 10per cent of its paid-up capital. Foreign investors will also be allowed to acquire equity shares by way of rights issue, bonus shares or equity shares on account of stock split, amalgamation, demerger or such corporate action.

The QFI investment limits will be over and above the ceilings set for FII and non-resident Indians under the Portfolio Investment Scheme for foreign investment in India.

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