Capital Market Integration in South Asia: Realizing the SAARC Opportunity discusses the potential Capital Market Products/Activities which can create closer inter-linkage of the South Asian capital markets and help local/global investors benefit from this economic opportunity.
While some ideas may be implementable now; others have future promise as the regional markets further mature. The book demonstrates both retail and institutional investor interest in this combined high-growth region by offering scope for yield, diversification and risk mitigation, maximized upside from multiple growth markets, minimized downside through low-correlation constituents, and more.
The book's core theme addresses the challenges towards deepening the awareness and acceptability of regional economies. Only when this happens will the asset flows increase into the regional market products, providing scale-up that will aid viability for these products.
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Where SAARC Is Now: Products, Corporates, and Correlation
Chapter 3. Where SAARC Can Reach: Showcasing its Main USP
Chapter 4. General Precursors for Regional Financial Integration
Chapter 5. Observations Specific to SAARC: Precursors to Consider
Chapter 6. Potential Products and Activities
Chapter 7. Recent Examples of Integration-ASEAN, MILA, Hong Kong-China, Singapore-China, and East Africa
Chapter 8. Initial Role for Stakeholders: Regulations, Awareness, and Engineering
Chapter 9. Conclusion
Sourajit Aiyer is a senior manager in investor relations and corporate planning with Motilal Oswal Financial Services, Mumbai, a leading Indian capital markets company.
Previously he worked in equity trading operations with UBS Investment Bank, London; in financial analysis with Reliance Broadcast, Mumbai; and in financial research with Evalueserve, Gurgaon. He has done internships with Tata Motor Finance, Delhi and Grameen Bank, Bangladesh.
He has written on over 60 unique topics in over 30 publications across 13 countries.