Oval launches the Innovative Financial Instruments Project

15th Dec 2014

Oval Observer Foundation initiates a new project to identify, develop and launch innovative financial instruments for emerging markets.

The emerging economies have a huge potential for capital formation in infrastructure sectors, expansion of trade, growth of services and agrarian economy. However, a significant lack of financial innovation in these markets has hampered growth and investment in these economies. Traditional structures continue to thrive in these markets as they rely much on arbitrage. As a result, many new ventures are stifled at a very nascent stage given the dire need for well-established financial instruments as the necessary fuel.

Oval Observer Foundation has been assessing the gap for various financial instruments in a number of emerging economies and is initiating a new project that will see both the identification as well launch of such instruments. Through the project it will identify the broader set of circumstances that warrant creation of new instruments and establish the right market structures so as to increase capital flows both from within domestic and international sources for the emerging economies.

There are six broad categories that will be the highlight of the project. These are:

1. Infrastructure, Industrial & Project Finance
2. Trade Finance
3. Consumer Finance
4. Foreign Exchange
5. Payment Mechanisms, E-Commerce and M-Commerce
6. Agriculture & Commodity Finance

For more details please click through to the “Innovative Financial Instruments” projects page.