The Indian economy has witnessed a paradigm shift in GDP growth since liberalisation in the 1990’s. Today it is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and this trend is set to continue over coming decades as the dependency ratio of its youthful and vibrant population dips to a low point.
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Consumer Revolution - Pricewaterhouse Coopers“India offers a potentially lucrative opportunity, with its huge, young population that’s increasingly urban and has a growing ability and desire to spend”
Superior Investment Destination - Ernst & Young“India has been named the most attractive country for investment in a survey of more than 500 global investors”
Attractive Growth Profile - International Monetary Fund“Indian economy is the bright spot in global landscape, becoming one of the fastest-growing big emerging market economies in the world”
Global Integrated and Thriving - World Bank“Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. India has now emerged as a global player”
India Avenue is a boutique investment management firm providing investment solutions that allow our clients to benefit from India’s remarkable growth story.
The journey towards the “birth” of India Avenue originated in 2005, when ING Investment Management started a business in India as a separate division, utilising a practiced multi-manager philosophy in markets like Australia, and exported it to India. Three of our founders, Mugunthan Siva, Rajeev Thakkar and Sajjan Raut Desai worked together for INGIM (India), building investment strategies and structures, under this philosophy and applying them to Indian capital markets
In 2011 our founders started discussing the possibility of building an investment firm with a capability to provide a focus on India as an stand-alone investment jurisdiction for foreign investors. The founders identified Australia and New Zealand as nascent markets for investing in regional locations, with the potential to accelerate given education and insights which the firm could provide.
By 2015 the group of founders decided to work full-time on this concept to bring it to life. They did this by leaving their existing employment, thus exercising high conviction in the investment region of India as a long-term structural story for investors in Australia and New Zealand. Thus, the firm India Avenue Investment Management was registered and came to life in 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
After building our business for a period of 12 months, our first fund, The India Avenue Equity Fund was launched on 6th September 2016, with strong service provider partners like Equity Trustees (RE), Mainstream (Fund Administrator), KPMG (Fund Auditor) and BNP India (Custodian).
India Avenue is now a boutique investment business firm, with clients spread across family offices, high net worth individuals, wealth advisers and financial planning firms. Our firm has focused on education and knowledge as a driver of investment behaviour and have taken a long-term approach towards Australian and New Zealand investors contemplating an allocation to India’s growth as part of their portfolios. Our firm has assets in excess of A$50m and the India Avenue Equity Fund is rated “Recommended”* by Lonsec and is available on multiple investment platforms across Australia and New Zealand.