Deutsche Bank is planning to offer investors synthetic exposure to the Indian equity market in the coming months. The firm has applied for qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) status, which means it can offer the so-called market-access products. Ricardo Honegger, Asian and Japanese head of global equity derivatives in Hong Kong, said, "We've received lots of requests from clients." He added that there is interest from foreign investors to tap the growing market in India.
The move is part of the firm's push into the Indian market. Last month Deutsche Bank set up an onshore brokerage operation.