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First State Indian Subcontinent

Ranked 5 out of 20 in - India over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

David Gait

David Gait was born in Edinburgh in 1975 and holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Investment Analysis from Stirling Univerisity. David joined Stewart Ivory in 1997, the predecessor to First State Investments. He is responsible for evolving the emerging markets and Asia Pacific strategies and is the lead manager on the First State Asia Pacific Sustainability and First State Indian Subcontinent funds. David has been managing funds for over 11 years.

Sashi Reddy

Sashi Reddy is a Portfolio Manager at Stewart Investors. The Global Emerging Markets/ Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) team manages funds in Asia Pacific, Emerging Market, Worldwide and Sustainable Development equity investment strategies on behalf of clients. Sashi joined the team in July 2008 and he serves as the lead Portfolio Manager of the Indian Subcontinent OEIC. Sashi has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto.


The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth. The Fund will comprise investments in a diversified portfolio of companies of the Indian subcontinent. The Fund concentrates on securities that are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets in the Indian subcontinent and instruments issued by companies established, operating or having a predominant part of their economic activities in the Indian subcontinent and listed on other Regulated Markets.


India over : 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 12.3% -8.7% 2.4%
2014 51.1% 6.2% 13.0% 18.1% 6.6%
2013 1.9% 5.9% -5.5% -6.7% 9.2%
2012 24.0% 14.4% -7.4% 15.0% 1.8%
2011 -22.8% -7.5% 5.5% -10.9% -11.1%
2010 36.9% 13.1% 4.0% 12.6% 3.4%
2009 84.7% 1.2% 33.5% 24.8% 9.7%
2008 -42.3% -22.4% -17.9% 1.9% -11.1%
2007 54.3% -4.6% 17.0% 12.0% 23.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date15/11/2006
  • Share Class size144Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment50


  • Annual management1.75%
  • Initial investment4

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP).