Fund Structure and Options
This article dated 2011 covers some options for only investing in India. Not all but most of the information is quite correct in this article.
Limited Liability Company
Private Limited Company
PMS (SEBI approved Portfolio Management Service)
A Mauritius Company
A Trust + VC Fund
SEBI has recently formulated Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) regulations which require 1 Crores INR investment per client for creation of Venture Capital or Hedge Funds.
As an Individual, for investing overseas one could invest with Kotak Securities for investing in 24 odd stock exchanges around the world (majority of them are developed countries, not where the puck is going to be! ).
Since the time of article SEBI’s PMS scheme’s fund requirements per client have now been raised to from 5 Lacs per client to 25 Lacs INR per client.
There are several other options such as Offshore Trusts, International Business Company in Seychelles, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, RAK-UAE, Panama etc.
I am still working with my Legal Counsel and Accountants for a structure for Eleven Dimensions Global Fund that will be registered overseas and not in India.. Focus of the Fund will be investing in emerging markets especially in powerful franchises. Some paperwork remains to be done over next couple of weeks.
Eleven Dimensions Global Fund website is functional with some more information for prospective investors.