Sebi has a comprehensive framework in the form of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) Regulations to bring PEs and VCs, under its ambit of inspection and investigation, and said all these funds have to register with the regulator now. At present, PE and VC funds have the option not to register with Sebi. However, considerable confusion existed about the rules of AIFs, since Sebi did not specifically say if these rules applied only to India domiciled funds or also those based outside India.
ANZ Banking Group, Australia’s fourth largest bank by market capitalization, is weighing its options to sell a part or entire of its life insurance and pension products unit. The aim of this divestment is to raise capital funds.