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Coupland Cardiff launches Indian subcontinent fund

IndiaCoupland Cardiff, a boutique asset manager specialising in Asian equities, is launching a fund focused on the Indian subcontinent to tap into the opportunities of a large domestic market. The CC Indian Subcontinent Fund aims to invest in high growth companies that benefit from domestic growth and have strong corporate governance. The company hopes to capitalise on the rise in domestic demand in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Myanmar. The investment team is led by Abhinav Mehra in Singapore and Andrew Draycott in the UK. “By focusing on stocks benefiting from domestic demand, the portfolio is less affected by external influences on trade,” said Richard Cardiff, chief executive at Coupland Cardiff Asset Management. “The companies we are looking at are non-cyclical – those having continued to grow in spite of a poor economic cycle and those that are leaders in their field with a growing market and pricing power.” The chief executive also highlighted the opportunity for further growth in the region and noted that, while India’s economy is rapidly growing, it is still at the level of China’s 12 years ago. The UK-based firm has $2.8 billion in assets under management. ©2018 funds global asia

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