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JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc


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As the largest investment trust to focus purely on Indian companies, JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc provides expertly managed exposure to the long-term growth potential of the Indian market.



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Manager Commentary

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Month in review

  • The fund performed disappointingly over the month.
  • After a period of relatively robust performance, the Indian market corrected sharply in September, slipping from being one of the better-performing Asian markets in the year-to-date to being in the middle of the pack.
  • The rupee weakened further on the back of more general emerging market concerns about countries with twin deficits, and as the oil price rose.
  • In August, financials had benefited from signs of asset quality stability. In September this reversed sharply on three negative events. Yes Bank’s CEO’s term was unexpectedly cut short by the Reserve Bank of India, citing a weak governance and compliance culture at the bank. IL&FS, an unlisted non-bank financial company, defaulted on some of its obligations, and the government announced a merger of three public sector banks, but without news of associated synergies.
  • Fund performance was hurt by the negative impact of not holding energy names, in particular Reliance. The stock was defensive and the substantial underweight was the fund’s single largest detractor over the month. It was also painful to be underweight in information technology stocks, which benefited from the weaker rupee. The zero position in Infosys was the second most significant detractor.
  • Conversely, although not immune from events in the banking system, the fund’s emphasis on holdings in private sector banks served it well. Lower quality financials corrected very sharply; the fund benefited from not holding them.
  • Looking ahead

  • For some time now, we have expressed our optimism for a recovery in the Indian economy, whilst acknowledging the bumpy trajectory of that recovery. Recent meetings in Mumbai and Delhi have underscored our confidence that corporate sales growth is recovering generally, with some return of pricing power. Strong rural demand in particular is a recurring theme.
  • To some extent, growth has been flattered by a low base, and there is some pre-election activity. However, we believe that India’s reform programme is positive despite near-term headwinds.
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