Sunday, December 13, 2015

Investment by a person resident outside India in an Investment Vehicle

·      A person resident outside India including an RFPI and an NRI may invest in units of Investment Vehicles subject to the conditions laid down in this Schedule.
·      The payment for the units of an Investment Vehicle acquired by a person resident or registered / incorporated outside India shall be made by an inward remittance through the normal banking channel including by debit to an NRE or an FCNR account.
·      A person resident outside India who has acquired or purchased units in accordance with this Schedule may sell or transfer in any manner or redeem the units as per regulations framed by SEBI or directions issued by RBI.
·      Downstream investment by an Investment Vehicle shall be regarded as foreign investment if neither the Sponsor nor the Manager nor the Investment Manager is Indian 'owned and controlled' as defined in Regulation 14 of the principal Regulations. [“Nor” to be replaced by “and” (Major Drafting error)]

Source: Notification NO.FEMA.355/2015-RB]/GSR 858(E), DATED 16-11-2015

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