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Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) are investment vehicles in India that pool capital from investors to invest in various assets beyond traditional avenues. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) categorizes AIFs into three categories:
1. **Category I AIFs: ** These include funds that invest in start-ups, early-stage ventures, social ventures, small and medium-sized enterprises, and other sectors with positive spill over effects on the economy. Venture capital funds, SME funds, and social venture funds fall under this category.
2. **Category II AIFs: ** These funds do not fit into Category I or III and can employ diverse strategies such as private equity, debt funds, or real estate funds. They face more regulatory oversight compared to Category III but have fewer restrictions than Category I.
3. **Category III AIFs: ** Primarily focused on trading and investing in listed or unlisted derivatives, Category III AIFs often use complex trading strategies. Hedge funds fall under this category. They have greater flexibility but also face higher risk, and consequently, stricter regulatory requirements.
Investors should carefully consider the specific objectives, risk profiles, and regulatory frameworks associated with each AIF category before making investment decisions.
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