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Our two cents, their billions

If you suddenly have thousands of crores staring at you out of your bank account, the entire world becomes your oyster. That’s what industrialists Malvinder Singh (and Shivinder Singh), erstwhile promoters of Ranbaxy Laboratories, and B.K. Modi, former promoter of Spice Telecom, have landed with after selling their businesses in June.

Print Edition: August 10, 2008

If you suddenly have thousands of crores staring at you out of your bank account, the entire world becomes your oyster. That’s what industrialists Malvinder Singh (and Shivinder Singh), erstwhile promoters of Ranbaxy Laboratories, and B.K. Modi, former promoter of Spice Telecom, have landed with after selling their businesses in June.

Modi & Singh: Where to invest?
Modi & Singh: Where to invest?
Business Today asked three top investment advisors—Sudip Bandyopadhyay of Reliance Money, Mumbai-based consultant Sandeep Shanbag, and Nipun Mehta of Societe Generale Group—to suggest how these billionaire promoters should invest their money just in case they plan to retire for good.

Here are the options they suggested: 50 per cent in PE Fund: “This will offer them a window to capture the emerging opportunities in multiple companies,” says Bandyopadhyay.

Commercial Properties: Reason: Rentals are quite attractive and there is scope for property appreciation over the long term, reason the wealth advisors.

Trust/Foundation: It will serve two purposes. One, it can help plan division of wealth among members of the next generation and, two, build a legacy by helping the society. Will the Singhs and Modi take our sage advice? We don’t think so; but then again, they might!

Anand Adhikari

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