SK Goel, Chairman of India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) informed that the firm was working towards launching a regular credit enhancement scheme from April. According to the scheme, the financial institution would provide partial guarantee to bonds issued by infrastructure firms and this would improve the credit rati
Hun Kim, Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) informed that the multilateral lending institution is discussing with several banks on participating in the infrastructure debt fund (IDF) floated by them. It is learnt that ADB plans to participate in the IDF floated by domestic banks through the NBFC route. The current regulatory framework allows IDFs to be floated eith
It would be purposeful for taking steps towards simultaneously developing IDF and bond market, says SK Goel, Chairman & Managing Director, IIFCL, Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs) are yet to take shape in the country as the infrastructure bond market is in its nascent stage. Till infrastructure bond market develops, IDFs may not find adequate avenues for investment and on the contrary till IDFs evolve, the infrastructure bond market may find it difficult to attract sufficient investments.
While in theory, the idea behind setting up IDFs is sound, the two structures proposed by the Ministry of Finance at present do not appear to have enough credit enhancement mechanisms to bring in domestic and foreign long term institutional investors, says Amit Dinakar.