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GAM – GAM Star Emerging Equity

GAM – GAM Star Emerging Equity

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth by investing in global emerging market equities

Minimum investment: Lump sum $10,000 or currency equivalent

Investment split: 18.77% China, 17.84% Brazil, 14.78% Republic of Korea, 10.54 % Russian Federation, 7.99% South Africa, 7.56% Taiwan, 6.36% Mexico, 3.73% Indonesia, 15.36% other

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.65%

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 0800 919 927



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India Election Update

What a difference six months makes. Speaking in September last year, we had warned of ‘excessive pessimism’ afflicting the market’s perception of India. Since then, responsible central bank policy from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), alongside improving global growth, has meant that India’s macro environment is strengthening quickly. The current account deficit has shrunk, inflation is falling and the government has embarked on a heavy dose of much needed fiscal consolidation. As a result, the rupee has been one of the strongest global currencies this year while the market has touched all-time highs, rallying by more than 20 per cent (GBP) since September. This begs the question: are we now in a period of ‘irrational exuberance’? Not yet.


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