Sadashiv Rao, Chief Risk Officer, IDFC Ltd tells Rahul Kamat that IDF-NBFC is a safer route compared to IDF-Mutual Fund, as in the latter, the fund manager can invest in any project (under construction) which will have risk involved in it, and investors may not like to invest in high-risk projects.
According to some reports, India's steel production capacity may rise to 200 million tonne per annum (mn tpa) by 2020 from the current level of around 90 mn tpa and this would require an investment of $110 billion in the next six-seven years. According to the working group on steel industry for the 12th Five Year Plan, the sector may need an investment of Rs 2.5 lakh crore up to 2017 for adding 60 mn t
Having received approval from the Sebi for setting up an infra debt fund (IDF) through the mutual fund route, Srei Infrastructure Finance would begin the process now and hopes to launch it in January 2013. This information was given by Hemant Kanoria, Chairman and Managing Director of Srei to a leading media agency
S Vishvanathan, MD and CEO, SBI Capital Markets, explains why the regulators of IDF have taken a rather cautious approach in developing it, and suggests that banks can take on the initial risk and then pass it on to IDFs-thus retaining the asset throughout the project.