Alternative Investment Funds AIF differ from regular conventional investments (asset classes) like stocks, debt securities etc. Alternative Investment Fund is a privately pooled investment vehicle that collects money from sophisticated private investors.

AIFs include private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, and angel fund etc. Also, AIFs don’t come under the purview of Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI mutual fund regulations. Investors who wish to diversify can choose Alternative Investment Funds to invest. All Indians, including NRIs, PIOs, and OCIs, are eligible to invest in AIFs. However, they will have to meet the eligibility criteria.