The AIF Regulations are an attempt to extend the perimeter of regulation to hitherto unregulated funds, so as to ensure systemic stability, increase market efficiency, encourage formation of new capital and provide investor protection. In light of the above developments, Infomerics has developed the rating methodology for rating of the AIF schemes. The AIF rating methodology involves comprehensive analyses of sponsor and asset manager’s experience and expertise in the respective segments or asset classes they manage, investment-related processes, risk management systems and operations & technology-related parameters. Infomerics’s ratings of alternative investment fund (AIF) schemes are an opinion on the asset selection ability and asset management capabilities in their respective segments. Respective segments mean industry / sub-industry / asset class in which AIF intends to invest (MFI segment, healthcare industry etc.).