Pictured: Mark Laidlaw, senior analyst for manager research at Morningstar
Economic reforms, natural factors such as relatively benign monsoon seasons in the last couple years and favourable demographics have been some of the reasons for growing investor interest in India.
Over one- and three-year periods, India mutual funds have been among the best performers.
Neptune India fund manager Kunal Desai told FSA’s sister publication International Adviser that he foresaw a big recovery in Indian corporate earnings, especially for those companies that stand to benefit from a transition in India’s consumption patterns.
After a period of being driven by economic reforms and macro-economic factors, India’s next year “will be about Indian companies beginning to see super-normal profitability”, he said.
Against this backdrop, Mark Laidlaw, senior analyst of Asia manager research at Morningstar, provides a comparative analysis of the First State Indian Subcontinent Fund and the Fidelity India Focus Fund.
|Fidelity India Focus Fund||First State Indian Subcontinent Fund|
|Inception||23 August 2004||23 August 1999|
|Morningstar Analyst Rating||Silver||Gold|
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Vinay Agarwal (Aug 2012)
Richard Jones (Mar 2014)
|Coverage||India||India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh|