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India Equity Strategy

Nomura’s India Equity strategy offers a focused approach to investing in India and aims to deliver high, risk adjusted returns by investing in 25-30 high conviction stocks.

The strategy is managed by Vipul Mehta, Head of Investment for Asia ex-Japan Equities at NAM Singapore. Vipul has been investing in India for over twenty years and in 2017 was named “Best Fund Manager” for Indian Equities by Citywire in Singapore as well as being ranked 1st in his investment category by Citywire Selector’s “Euro Stars” Guide to Europe’s Top Performing Fund Managers published in November 2017.

Investment Style

Bottom up:  focus on bottom-up country-oriented fundamental research, supported by corporate interaction and a large number of visits to Indian companies, their suppliers and clients.

Highly focused: investing in 25-35 high conviction stocks leverages off our stock picking expertise.

Research:  Stock selection is based on fundamental research, supported by a large number of visits to Indian companies (168 in 2016) including their suppliers and clients by our highly experienced portfolio management team.

Differentiating Factors

Experience: track record in excess of 10 years - same investment team managing the strategy since inception; further resources added.

Skilled manager: Vipul Mehta has been ranked 1st in Citywire’s Emerging Markets universe for the Nomura Funds Ireland Plc. India Equity Fund. Won “Best Fund Manager – India Equities” with Citywire Singapore in February 2017. Vipul was ranked 1st in his investment category by Citywire Selector’s “Euro Stars” Guide to Europe’s Top Performing Fund Managers published in November 2017.

Local knowledge:  team of Indian origin, understand local culture and language; Lead Portfolio Manager has more than 20 years of experience.

Based in the region: based in Singapore, the team is close to the market but not too close to be swayed by ‘local noise’.

Support: from NAM’s established Asia Pacific ex Japan research platforms in Singapore providing value added information from global & regional perspectives. Our team has managed portfolios in most financial market conditions.

The Team

Vipul Mehta, the lead portfolio manager, also heads up the wider investment team in Singapore,  a team of 23 Asia Pacific ex Japan managers and analysts. In the management of the India Fund he is backed up and assisted by Vipin Kapoor, a senior portfolio manager with over 17 years of industry experience. Both dedicated managers are of Indian origin, close to the culture and the market.

Click here for Vipul’s latest India Equity article. Published in Citywire Selector in November 2017.

The Nomura India equity strategy is available for investment via our Dublin-based Irish domiciled UCITS fund and via segregated mandates.

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