Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) and Capital Market in India
Since the 1990s, one of the major forces changing the face and structure of international capital markets has been the flow of cross-border portfolio investments, especially by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) from developed countries to the developing economies. Portfolio investors provide institutional character to the capital markets, flavored by highly intensive research and diversified investments. FIIs are specialized financial intermediaries managing savings collectively on behalf of investors, especially small investors, towards specific objectives in terms of risks, returns, and maturity of claims. FIIs make investments in various countries to provide a measure of portfolio diversification and hedging to their assets. The forces driving the recent change in the investment portfolio of FIIs - as reflected in the growing emphasis on equities of emerging market economies - include, inter alia: (a) increased accessibility of these markets after liberalization, (b) improved marketability, (c) fewer problems relating to thin trading, and (d) improved macroeconomic fundamentals of recipient countries. This book provides a detailed account and examination of various dimensions, determinants, deterrents, and other aspects of investment flows into India through FIIs.
Publication Date: 1/20/2014