An elusive private equity opportunity

Private equity could play an important role in India's fast-growing financial services market, if only the government would allow it more room.

An elusive private equity opportunity
Microfinance organisations have attracted investor attention recently

If the Indian economy grows at more than 8% a year during the next decade, the domestic financial services industry will have to grow three times faster. India has a healthy savings rate of 37%, but has to find ways to aggregate and channel the resulting pools of capital into those businesses that can use them most productively. The country's targeted investment rate of 40% also assumes substantial foreign investment inflows.

These challenges present a tremendous opportunity for those who...

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