Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Shinsei Bank to set up mutual fund business in India

Another Japanese firm is planning to enter the asset management business in India. Shinsei Bank is reportedly forming an asset management JV with the South-based Andhra Bank. This is the second such announcement by a Japanese financial services company – earlier Nikko AMC had announced a similar kind of JV with the Ambit group. Shinsei will have a majority stake in the business. Shinsei had previouslyannounced a tie-up with UTI MF to invest $300 mn, raised from Japanese investors, in the Indian stock markets. Of late, many foreign funds such as Japan’s Mitsui, Korea’s Mirae, UBS, Aviva, Pioneer, etc. are planning to enter the Indian mutual fund space.

Read Business Standard for more details.

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