Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Schroders looking to join the AMC brigade

Schroders Plc, a 204-year-old London fund manager, wants to open a mutual-fund business in India to tap demand for investments among the world’s second-most-populous nation, reported the Business Standard.

The company, London’s largest publicly traded fund manager, is considering either a joint venture or entering the market on its own.

Assets of the money manager overseen for clients outside the UK now account for 56 per cent of the total, up from 43 per cent five years ago. India’s mutual-fund market has about $73 billion of client assets, according to Boston-based Cerulli Associates.

The Indian AMC market has seen many new players establishing presence in the recent past. JP Morgan & AIG have launched their maiden India Equity Fund. Amongst the Indian names, Edelweiss has recently been awarded the AMC license. All of this is expected to further deepen the market and offer more choices to the Indian investor

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