Capital markets in India are at an inflection point, poised to propel the economy towards India’s vision of becoming a 5 trillion-dollar economy.
The unique registered investors on the National Stock Exchange of India has crossed 5 crore count (unique PANs) on October 25, 2021. While the journey from 3 crore registered investors to 4 crore registered investors took about 15 months, the next 1 crore investor registrations took less than 7 months.
Total number of client codes registered with the Exchange stands at 8.86 crores (clients could register with more than one trading member).
The total Demat accounts in India held with the 2 depositories together are at around 7.02 crore which includes multiple Demat accounts held by a single investor having a unique PAN. An investor can have more than one Demat account /trading account with different depository participants and trading members which are linked to a single PAN.
Mr. Vikram Limaye, MD & CEO, NSE said, "NSE today offers a host of financial products addressing the different needs and risk appetites of the investors. The investors can diversify their portfolio on the exchange platform by investing in equity shares or via the exchange-traded fund / mutual fund route, Government securities through Non-competitive bidding platform, secondary market or via the exchange-traded funds, corporate bonds, real estate or infrastructure projects by way of investments in REITs & InvITs, in Gold through Gold ETFs or Sovereign Gold bonds, etc.
The milestone achieved today is the culmination of efforts put in by the Government, the Regulators, and all stakeholders to provide a bouquet of products, simplified client onboarding processes, investor education, and awareness. I am sure with the focused efforts of all stakeholders; we should be looking at increasing penetration further and touching the 10 crore unique investors mark over the next 3-4 years."
The journey from 4 crore unique investors to 5 crores unique investors took about 203 days, with North Indian states contributing to 36% of new investor registrations, followed by Western India with 31%, Southern India states and Eastern India states accounting for 20%, and 13% of new investor registrations respectively. At the state level, Maharashtra contributed 17% followed by Uttar Pradesh with 10% and Gujarat with 7% of new investor registrations. The top 10 states accounted for 71% of new investor registrations.
The growth in investor registrations has largely been driven by non-metro cities. The cities beyond the top 50 cities accounted for 57% of new investor registrations, while the cities beyond the top 100 cities, contributed to 43% indicating that the growing interest in the equity markets is not restricted to the metros and a few tier 1 cities.
In order to bring in awareness about exchange-traded products amongst investors, NSE conducts Investors Awareness Programs (IAPs), publishes various educational material on its websites, social media, etc. To verify trading activity on the exchange, NSE offers a “Trade Verification module” on its website, where all non-proprietary & non-institutional investors can verify trades executed in their account. Besides, trade alerts through SMS / Email are provided on the mobile number and email address provided by investors during KYC process with their respective trading members.
About National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE):
National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) is the world’s largest derivatives exchange by trading volume (contracts) as per the statistics maintained by Futures Industry Association (FIA) for calendar year 2020. NSE is ranked 4th in the world in the cash equities by number of trades as per the statistics maintained by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) for calendar year 2020. NSE was the first exchange in India to implement electronic or screen-based trading. It began operations in 1994 and is ranked as the largest stock exchange in India in terms of total and average daily turnover for equity shares every year since 1995, based on SEBI data. NSE has a fully integrated business model comprising exchange listings, trading services, clearing and settlement services, indices, market data feeds, technology solutions and financial education offerings. NSE also oversees compliance by trading, clearing members and listed companies with the rules and regulations of SEBI and the exchange. NSE is a pioneer in technology and ensures the reliability and performance of its systems through a culture of innovation and investment in technology.
With an aim to boost the listing of companies, the Market Regulator SEBI has today, on 6th August, 2021, notified a reduction in the holding period for pre-issue capital.
Earlier the lock-in period for such securities was a minimum of 1 year, which has now been reduced to 6 months for persons other than promoters and 18 months for promoters from 3 years. This could encourage more companies to list and shall provide flexibility to optimise their shareholdings.
The changes shall be subject to conditions. To read more about it please click the link below.
Most of the individuals of the Gen X (born between 1965 to 1980) especially from middle class families, have spent majority years of their lives saving up for retirement, getting their children married and after meeting all of these responsibilities, have finally ended up buying a residential real estate restricted to their domestic markets.
On the other end of the demographic, are the millennials (born between 1981 to 1996), who often think of starting their real estate investments around the age of 28-30, but even then, have to begin their investments with huge down payments and seek big loans with lengthy tenures that take years to pay back. And once they finally own the property, there are ongoing expenses like mortgage payments, property maintenance, property taxes and insurance.
From the years 1990 to 2010, post globalization and liberalization, travelling across countries and continents became more frequent and individuals began to recognize themselves as global citizens. This changed further from the years 2010 to 2020, when these individuals began investing in real estate across the globe. It was more after 2008, the global financial crisis, when investors went beyond their traditional residential investments and started venturing into different asset classes globally like commercial, warehouses, hotels etc. However, in 2020, the world was presented with an unprecedented economic, humanitarian and healthcare challenge.
The pandemic affected everyone and changed nearly everything. We have advanced by almost a decade because of the ongoing pandemic in terms of technology usage and the world is closer, now more than ever. So what now?
This is where fractional ownership in real estate comes in the picture. For the first time, investors can buy a share of a property anywhere across the globe, through a fully-compliant, fractional, tokenized ownership.
FracAssets is a tech backed distribution platform that enables investors to identify fractions of real estate across the globe. FracAssets now gives investors an opportunity to diversify their real estate portfolio by investing in fractions of Commercial, Residential, Warehouses, Hotels, Second Homes, Senior Living and Co-Living across the globe.
So what is Fractional Ownership?
Fractional Ownership, in simple terms, is when a number of investors, not necessarily known to each other, join together to invest in a real estate asset so that all of them can benefit from a share of the income that the asset generates, and any appreciation in the value of the real estate. For example, a 3,500 sq ft office space for approx., Rs 10 crore in the commercial hub of Mumbai, can be owned by 100 diverse and unrelated individuals who each invest an amount of Rs 10 lakh.
This way, every investor earns returns proportionate to his respective share from the total rental yield, enjoys currency appreciation and can exit the investment at the prevailing market value of the property once it appreciates.
Future of Real Estate investing is only Fractional - Investments beyond Boundaries and Nationalities – So what’s happening globally?
Fractional ownership might be a fairly new concept in India, however, we believe that the idea is here to stay and the future of real estate investing is only fractional. If you look at global markets like the USA, Canada, China, Singapore and Hong Kong, fractional investments have shown significant traction. Fractional ownership in real estate is expected to become a dominant investment trend in Indian markets as well in the coming years, as it provides accessibility for every generation of Indians to invest and diversify their real estate which was previously limited through the traditional route and most did not have the financial means to do so.
Key Benefits of Fractional Ownership:
Low Ticket Size:
Investments in fractional real estate globally start from as low as USD 10 in USA, CAD 50 in Canada and AED 2500 in UAE. Fractional ownership in a Grade A property is a great solution for someone who is looking for a pocket-friendly investment, outside the volatility of share markets and low-interest rates on fixed deposits. Thus, providing a completely new investment asset class to investors, who can now own a real estate asset according to their budget and location preference.
Asset Class & Location Diversification:
Like the adage goes - “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”, with fractional ownership an investor with a budget of say Rs 50 lakh, can allot the investment amount across fractions of properties and receive returns from a Hotel Apartment in Dubai, a Senior Living in Ontario or a Warehouse in India, in turn diversifying their portfolios.
Investors unlock a whole new path to earn returns - currency appreciation, beyond the traditional rental yields and capital appreciation. Investing across multiple locations and currencies enables investors to earn returns in dollars, dirhams, euros etc., thus diversifying their currency portfolio and reducing the risk of investing in only one or two currencies.
For example, a 23 year old, just starting off her career, can save up and invest in a fractional residential property in UAE and benefit from a rental yield of approx. 6 to 7% along with capital appreciation. The investor is also benefiting from currency appreciation as dirham is pegged to the US dollar.
Fractional ownership provides access to premium properties which were previously only available to high net-worth individuals and large institutions with very high ticket sizes.
All the properties listed on the platform have a stringent screening criteria and undergo thorough due diligence. Fractional real estate products are professionally managed assets and in general a fully supported end-to-end process where investors have hardly any headache to take. An investor only requires to have their KYC documents and an online bank account to start investing. We at FracAssets, identify assets from different platforms that are ready, fully constructed properties and are pre-leased. This mitigates the risk involved in dealing with real estate that is under development or not constructed.
How are the investments structured?
For each property, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is created, which makes such co-ownership in real estate possible.
A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is just “a separate new entity” – it’s no different than setting up a new business. An SPV is a distinct company created for a specific purpose with its own assets and liabilities. Properties are owned in newly formed SPVs and the customers are shareholders/partners of the SPV. SPVs only purpose is to hold the property on behalf of the customers and no other operational activities are carried out in them.
FracAssets uses various global fractional platforms to regularly provide investors investment options in real estate across Commercial, Residential, Warehouses, Hotels, Second Homes, Senior Living and Co-Living. A few opportunities on our platform are a Residential Apartment in Dubai, UAE, an office space in Mumbai, India, a Second Home in Paphos, Cyprus etc.
To Summarize for Millennials and Zoomers the Future of Investing in Real Estate is only Fractional
Individuals can no longer be restricted to a particular nationality as decided on paper or by their birthplace. Technology has been disrupting every industry and real estate is no different. Now with technology and social media each one of us is a global citizen - one world. An individual who wasn’t thinking beyond residential real estate is now not only looking at investing globally but investing across Commercial, Warehouses, Hotels, Second Homes, Senior Living and Co-Living globally. Fractional ownership is a trend that has entered the Indian market recently and has since then made real estate a more lucrative and feasible investment option for all generations of Indians. Fractional ownership is gaining great acceptance and traction from both the investors as well as the overall real estate industry and is here to stay.
For more information on Fractional Opportunities in Real Estate, please feel free to write to us at email@example.com.
About the Author
The author includes Hitesh Dhankani (CEO – Analah21 & FracAssets) and is assisted by Fazilat Reshamvala.
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One of our transactional company’s - Nazara Technologies Ltd. made a stellar debut on the exchanges this Tuesday, 30th March 2021, as the shares listed at Rs 1,990 on NSE, a 80.74% premium over its issue price of Rs 1,101 per share. On BSE, the company got listed at Rs 1971, a 79.02% premium. The shares hit an intraday high of Rs 2,026, rising as much as 84% in early trade on Tuesday.
Clients that have transacted in Nazara Technologies in the unlisted space at Rs 550-650 levels in April-May 2020 have seen significant returns. The company’s initial public offer received a whopping subscription of over 175.46 times, making it the second-most subscribed issue so far in 2021.
As we are writing this article, the share price is Rs. 1,592. One thing investors of unlisted shares should keep in mind is that these shares go in a lock-in for 365 days post listing, hence investors must understand the risk and return of the investment and seek individualized advice from his or her personal financial, legal, tax and other professional advisors prior to making any investment decisions.
We congratulate all Investors and the entire team of Nazara for a blockbuster listing of the company.
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Have you heard of the famous saying `Leaders are made, not born overnight'? The transformation from a mere student into a well-versed leader is no piece of cake for anyone. It takes volumes of perseverance, grit, determination, and most importantly passion to stand-out amidst the crowd as a successful business leader.
In finance, as career level rises, female representation has showcased a significant presence over the last few years. In India, several successful women professionals are playing critical roles in shaping the country’s financial sector. Vaishali Dhankani, the Founder & CEO of Analah Capital, believes that women tend to be better in multitasking and are more honest and ethical in their approach. In her vision, they are calculated risk-takers with foresightedness and are less prone to over-confidence. Vaishali has a positive outlook to amplify the operations of Analah Group across global platforms. It was initially a team of professionals in MBA & Chartered Accountants having niche experience in Pre IPO and Unlisted Markets which set the ball rolling for Analah Capital, later diversifying into a Platform for Global Private Equity and Real Estate Opportunities. At Analah Capital, Philanthropy means giving financial independence to our Investors and Partners.
"At Analah, we believe our values shape and define the culture of our company. Our values serve the foundation on how we work with our Investors & Partners and make our business decisions".
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When someone buys Unlisted Shares of a company, he or she also gets certain rights such as the right to earn dividend, bonus, apply for the right issue, and also part-ownership of the company. To buy Unlisted Shares, the first step is to open a trading account or a Demat account. These accounts are linked to the account holder’s bank savings accounts to ensure a smooth transfer of funds.
Identify the Best Platform
Which platform is the finest and most reliable for transactions of Unlisted Shares? Don't worry, you are not alone who has the same query, many of us are still finding the right platform to Buy & Sell Unlisted Shares. While identifying a platform for Unlisted Shares, keep 3 things in mind, right prices, smooth transaction process, and good customer support.
Open an Investment Account
To store or keep Unlisted Shares, you need an investment account (Demat Account). If you do not have a Demat account, then you have to register for a Demat account online. Get ready with documents and apply for a Demat Account, within some days your account will be opened and you are ready to buy Unlisted Shares.
Choose the Unlisted Company you want to invest in
Platforms like Analah Capital, TradeUnlisted provide detailed research reports for various Unlisted Companies. Do read these research reports, watch the news, YouTube tutorials, get advice from your financial advisor, or do your own research and find the unknown rising star.
Buy Unlisted Shares
Choose the shares you want to buy, check the prices and transfer the amount, within 24-48 hours, you will get those shares in your Demat account.
Analah Capital is the leading platform for Buying & Selling of Unlisted Shares. We aim to offer the best market prices in India. We also provide online buying services for Unlisted Shares. An Investment Specialist will be assigned to you for your queries regarding the Buying or Selling of Unlisted Shares.
Review your Unlisted Shares regularly
Once you're done, it all begins! Keep track of your unlisted assets so you'll know the right moment to invest more or book profits.
We hope this topic answers your question about where to Buy Unlisted Shares online. Keep visiting Analah Capital Blogs to be up to date on Pre IPO and Unlisted Shares. For any further queries, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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