Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys intense focus from Government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world class infrastructure in the country. NIIF is a major initiative by the Government of India to give fillip to Infrastructure sector and spur economic growth.
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is an ideal blend of private sector entrepreneurship with sovereign support and aims to maximise risk-adjusted returns on the investments over a long term by making investments in infrastructure and other sectors on a commercial basis
NIIF will invest primarily as a financial investor and may have an option to seek control, if necessary, of the entities in its portfolio. It will have the flexibility to take concentrated positions with a long or short time horizon, and invest, divest or remain liquid when it is commercially viable
As a long term-term investor it will not be subject to market trends and have benefits of long term investments. It will endeavor to manage the risks through portfolio diversification and exercise proper flexibility to actively seize investment opportunities as they may materialize.
Investment Manager of NIIF shall have an Investment Committee that shall comprise of professionals from the industry and may have representatives of the contributors.
NIIF would at all times remain focused on economic and financial objectives. It shall invest in:-
• units of funds engaged mainly in infrastructure sectors and provide equity/quasi-equity or debt funding to listed/unlisted companies;
• equity/quasi-equity in NBFCs and Financial Institutions that are engaged mainly in infrastructure financing; and
• equity/quasi-equity or debt to commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield