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India’s debt market: why it needs an overhaul and how to go about it

Franklin Templeton's move to close six debt-fund schemes has brought to the fore the issue of India’s illiquid debt market. Economist and debt-market specialist Rajiv Shastri, who has been the CEO of Essel Mutual Fund, has penned an exhaustive six-part series on the need for its overhaul.
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There is a lot of work needed to develop India’s debt market and make it investor friendly. The aftermath of the pandemic will see much stress on this market, even more than what is visible now. But it is also an opportunity to push various regulatory organisations to find common ground and work together to transform it. Here, in six
separate depository to expand further and attract retail investors The RBI must hand over the depository, clearing, and settlement functions in the G-secs market to an organisation tasked specifically with ensuring a level-playing field for all participants. This G-sec depository would also form the foundation for resolving the challenges faced by retail investors and simplifying the investment experience for them.
There is a lot of work needed to develop India’s debt market and make it investor friendly. The aftermath of the pandemic will see much stress on this market, even more than what is visible now. But it is also an opportunity to push various regulatory organisations to find common ground and work together to transform it. Here, in six separate depository to expand further and attract retail investors The RBI must hand over the depository, clearing, and settlement functions in the G-secs market to an organisation tasked specifically with ensuring a level-playing field for all participants. This G-sec depository would also form the foundation for resolving the challenges faced by retail investors and simplifying the investment experience for them.

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