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ET Capital Markets Summit
March 8, 2018
Dalal Street has made several headlines in global media in the last few years. Investors (domestic, retail, HNI and international), Mutual funds, Private Equities and Pension/Sovereign funds are keener than ever to participate in Indian capital markets. The process of obtaining overseas equity has become considerably easier. The steps taken by Central Government, confidence in growth potential and business environment, stable political climate are some of the favorable factors. The evolution of Indian capital markets has made it a preferred investment destination even for overseas investors, who do not have better option elsewhere. The setting up of Gujarat International Finance Tech City and other economic reforms for ease of doing business, pursued by the government have bolstered the expectations from capital markets.
The recent upgrading of India’s credit rating by Moddy after a prolonged gap of 13 years, the purchase of equity worth $8.22 billion by foreign institutional investors in the year 2017 and the inflow of Rs. 1.26 lakh crore in Mutual funds during November 2017 have further added buoyancy to Indian capital markets. There are also lot of euphoria about Indian capital markets among the corporate sector and entrepreneurs due to higher valuations, easing of IPO processes, Offer for sale etc. Even Central Government has been able to push through divestment by OFS (Offer for Sale) and innovative structuring of exchange traded funds (ETFs).
The Economic Times Capital Markets Summit 2018 is a thought leadership forum for the distinguished leaders, stakeholders of the Indian capital market. This half day summit will host thought provoking discussions on various topics of interest to this segment of the financial industry viz policy initiatives and regulatory changes, how the Indian capital markets can further induce investments from foreign Institutional Investors, domestic, HNI and retail investors and the impact of Union Budget 2018 on Indian capital markets. There will also be interesting information exchanges on the evolutions in Indian capital markets in the context of globalisation and the industry’s vision to address those challenges.