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Operational issues hindering Indian pension funds' PE exposure: PFRDA chairman

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Last year, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) allowed retail investors subscribing to the National Pension System (NPS) to invest in alternative asset classes, including private equity funds. That meant investors subscribing to the NPS through eight pension funds—SBI Pension Fund, LIC Pension Fund, UTI Retirement Solutions, HDFC Pension Fund, ICICI Prudential Pension Fund, Kotak Pension Fund, Reliance Pension Fund and DSP BlackRock Pension Fund—could divert up to 5% of their pension contribution to alternative asset classes for higher returns. However, the scheme has got a lukewarm response from retail investors. In a recent interview with VCCircle, PFRDA...

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