About India

India now represents approximately 17% of the global population (behind only China) and ranks 6th in global GDP, with thriving manufacturing, technology, and service sectors. 1

The IMF previously projected that the Indian economy will grow 12.5% in 2021, ahead of China, the only country to show positive output in 2020, a year heavily hindered by the global Covid-19 pandemic. 2

One of the world's fastest-growing economies

India arguably presents a compelling investment case for investors seeking growth. The IMF forecasts GDP growth in 2022 of 8.5%, well ahead of global growth of 4.9% p.a.3

This future growth potential is supported not only by India’s young and educated workforce, but also by a stable and reformist political environment. The Indian government has in place an ambitious reform program aimed to transition India to a more formal economy, and has made significant cuts to the corporate tax rate, which have the potential to boost domestic and foreign investment.

Diversified exposure to the Indian
sharemarket in a single trade

The strong growth in India's economy has been reflected in its sharemarket performance in recent years.

BetaShares is proud to offer Australian investors the opportunity to gain exposure to the exciting Indian growth story, through the BetaShares India Quality ETF (ASX: IIND). IIND provides cost-effective access to an index that comprises a portfolio of quality Indian companies, and is currently the lowest-cost India ETF on the ASX, with management costs of 0.80% p.a.*

*Certain additional costs may apply, such as transactional and operational costs. Refer to the PDS for more detail.


Indian equity returns historically have had a relatively low correlation with both Australian and global equities, and so a holding of IIND can help to provide portfolio diversification. The index that IIND aims to track significantly outperformed Australian equities in the decade following its inception in June 2008.

India’s sharemarket is relatively less efficient than developed world markets, and also is one of the most concentrated stockmarkets in the world. IIND’s quality-based approach has the potential to produce superior results to traditional market cap-weighted alternatives.

For up-to-date performance information, please visit the IIND page:

Source: Bloomberg. Returns are in $A terms. Shows the performance of the index that IIND seeks to track, being the Solactive India Quality Select Index NTR, and not the performance of IIND. IIND inception date is 2 August 2019.

Past performance of the index is not an indicator of future performance of the index or IIND. Does not take into account IIND’s fees and costs. You cannot invest directly in an index.

How can you use IIND in your portfolio?

IIND may be used as a satellite/small component of a broader global equities allocation, providing the potential for growth, and diversification benefits. It can also be used for tactical, cost-effective exposure to Indian equities.

Investing in the BetaShares India Quality ETF is as simple as buying a share on the ASX.

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