There are certainly attractive avenues in India, where NRIs obtain the freedom of investing into diversified asset allocation and significantly build up their investment portfolio. India is emerging as being fastest growing investment destinations for NRIs.
NRIs can now invest into investment vehicles by saving into:
Mutual funds are known for its simplest ways of investing in increasingly complex financial markets. The reason why mutual funds are so popular is that it comes with flexibility, affordability, diversification, liquidity, low costs and regulated investor protection facilities.
Fixed deposit facility (FD) evolve as being the safest investment options in India as it is meant to generate stable income for an ideal investment period between 6-12 months. These facilities come in the form of FCNR, NRO and NRE deposits.
Reserve Bank has granted general permissions to financial institutions to provide housing finance loans to NRIs.
Either directly subscribing to shares and debentures on a repatriable or non- repatriable basis, or through portfolio investment scheme NRIs are allowed to invest in both shares and stock.
As per the Section 2(V) of Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, NRI is a person