Built on a strong foundation of intellectual and financial capital, Arihant Capital offers tailored investment solutions to individuals, corporates, and institutions

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The Arihant Advantage

Be a part of India’s growth story by investing with Arihant.
We are India's leading financial services company (listed on Indian bourses),with a robust balance sheet and more than 28 years of expertise in financial markets. We have the resources, highest standards of risk management, research capabilities, and experience to offer you investment solutions tailored to your needs.

Our strength, your growth

Our expertise brings a smooth pathway towards your investment journey in India. We take care of all FPI compliance considerations, so you don’t have to worry about it. Our compliance team has domain expertise in Indian securities law, stock exchange regulations, and foreign exchange control laws so you can invest in India hassle-free.


Technology built for performance

Buy and sell securities with our sophisticated trading platforms – Bloomberg, ODIN and Greek - using a wide range of execution algorithms, financial information exchange (FIX) connectivity, smart order routing execution, direct market access facility, sophisticated risk management rules, and directional execution.

Access to proprietary research

Our Institutional Research desk leverages decades of experience and research prowess to offer investment solutions. Get access to a wide range of research resources and tools to stay on top of your investments!

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state-of-the-art infrastructure

State-of-the-art infrastructure

Get transaction reliability, and information security you need for your high-powered trades.

Multiple ISP internet links for faster and reliable connectivity to boost data movement.
Reduced outage with periodic business continuity plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) testing.
Secure backup solution on hybrid cloud with maximum reliability including endpoints.
Regular ISO and system audits.

Dedicated service from experts

We will hand hold you in your entire life cycle for your Indian capital market investments.

You’ll get support at every stage of our relationship, through our White Glove Service that offers a dedicated account manager, technical experts on call and 24-hour, follow-the-sun service – on phone or video call and more.


Trusted brand

Transparency and integrity in each transaction guaranteed. Arihant serves over 75 marquee institutional
investors in India like State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation, and other leading banks, asset
management and insurance companies.


Eligible Securities for FPIs


  • Listed equity shares, partly paid equity shares
  • Preference shares
  • Warrants
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO)
  • Mutual Funds and ETF


  • Equities
  • Currency
  • Interest Rate


  • Bonds
  • Non-convertible debentures
  • Government securities

Alternate Investments

  • Alternative Investment Funds (Category III AIF)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvIT)

Get access to International Financial Services Center
- Gift City

With Arihant Capital Ltd trade with ease in the International Financial Services Center (IFSC), a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Arihant will enable trading in both the exchanges in GIFT India International Exchange - India INX -BSE and NSE IFSC

Foreign investors not registered in India as FPIs can invest as eligible foreign investors.

No PAN requirement for investors in the IFSC and there is no requirement to opening a bank account in the IFSC either.

All products are in USD, thereby eliminating currency risk for the investors.

Benefits in security transaction tax, commodity transaction tax, and long-term capital gain tax waivers and no income tax.

Key products: Index Derivatives, Stock Derivatives, Currency Derivatives, Global Equities, and Commodity Derivatives.

Trade-in your comfort time: operational 22 hours a day.

FPI Category Guidelines

Any applicant seeking registration as a foreign portfolio investor may apply in one of the categories as per the revised operational guidelines issued by SEBI in 2019

Category I:

- Government/ government related investors like centralized banks or sovereign wealth funds.

- Pension funds and university funds.

- Appropriately regulated funds / entities such as banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, portfolio managers etc.

- Entities / establishments from FATF member countries.

- Unregulated funds where investment manager is from FATF countries.

SEBI fees: $3,000
Category II:

- Regulated Funds that cannot be registered as Category I FPI

- Charitable organizations

- Family offices and Trusts

- Individuals (other than NRI / OCI /RI)

- Funds from non-FATF member countries

- Endowments and foundations

- Entities considered appropriate as per SEBI guidelines.

SEBI fees: $300

Get Set, Go – Invest in India with Arihant

India is an important global investment destination. Transaction volume, market capitalization, the sheer number of companies, favorable tax and regulatory reforms, simplified digital processes coupled with the growth story make India a unique investment opportunity for foreign investors.

We provide tailored offerings for hedge funds, family offices and private investment vehicles, banks and brokers, asset managers and introducing brokers to help them be a part of India’s growth story.


Process FLow



"Category I foreign portfolio investor" shall include
  1. Government and Government related investors such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds, international or multilateral organizations or agencies including entities controlled (or at least 75% directly or indirectly owned) by such Government and Government related investor(s)
  2. Pension funds and university funds
  3. Appropriately regulated entities such as insurance or reinsurance entities, banks, asset management companies, investment managers, investment advisors, portfolio managers, broker dealers and swap dealers
  4. Entities from the Financial Action Task Force member countries or from any country specified by the Central Government by an order or by way of an agreement or treaty with other sovereign Governments which are –
    • appropriately regulated funds
    • unregulated funds whose investment manager is appropriately regulated and registered as a - Category I FPI:
      Provided that the investment manager undertakes the responsibility of all the acts of commission or omission of such unregulated fund
    • university related endowments of such universities that have been in existence for more than five years
  5. An entity whose investment manager is from FATF member country and such an investment manager is registered as a Category I FPI; or which is at least 75% owned, directly or indirectly by another entity, eligible under (ii), (iii) and (iv) above and such an eligible entity is from FATF member country.

“Category II foreign portfolio investor" shall include all the investors not eligible under Category I foreign portfolio investors such as –
  1. appropriately regulated funds not eligible as Category-I foreign portfolio investor
  2. endowments and foundations
  3. charitable organisations
  4. corporate bodies
  5. family offices
  6. Individuals
  7. appropriately regulated entities investing on behalf of their client, as per conditions specified by the Board from time to time
  8. Unregulated funds in the form of limited partnership and trusts
Yes, entities operating in IFSC can register as FPIs.
No. FPIs would not require direct registration from SEBI and they would be henceforth subject to registration being granted by a Designated Depository Participant (DDP) on behalf of SEBI.
A foreign portfolio investor shall invest only in the following securities, namely-

  • Shares, debentures and warrants issued by a body corporate; listed or to be listed on a recognized stock exchange in India.
  • Units of schemes launched by mutual funds under Chapter V, VI-A and VI-B of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Fund) Regulations, 1996.
  • Units of schemes floated by a Collective Investment Scheme in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations, 1999
  • Derivatives traded on a recognized stock exchange
  • Units of real estate investment trusts, infrastructure investment trusts and units of Category III Alternative Investment Funds registered with the Board.
  • Indian Depository Receipts
  • Any debt securities or other instruments as permitted by the Reserve Bank of India for foreign portfolio investors to invest in from time to time
  • Such other instruments as specified by the Board from time to time.
As per the FPI Regulations issued by SEBI, NRI / OCI / RI are not eligible to obtain registration as FPI in India.
We are India's leading financial services company (listed on Indian bourses), with a robust balance sheet and more than 29 years of expertise in financial markets. With a team of highly qualified professionals, who understand nuances of FPI clients, and a dedicated research team, Arihant Capital provides a client-centric approach to offer customized solutions to foreign investors who want to be a part of India’s growth story. We offer the following services to our foreign investors:
  • Access to a dedicated team that specializes in FPI investment
  • Tie-up with designated depository participant to quickly get your account opened.
  • Video call and voice call to ensure personalized one-on-one service to ensure you feel close to your relationship manager no matter which part of the world you are in.
  • Expert team to help you plan your Indian portfolio based on your needs.
  • Access to institutional level research to help you make the right investment decision.
  • Round the clock support.
  • Liasioning with the Tax consultants for smooth compliances.
All this, together with our almost 3 decades of experience in the Indian securities market, trusted name and well-earned goodwill and our focus on working for client’s growth makes Arihant your perfect partner for FPI investment in India.

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