#26 DNB: India - the 5th largest stock market by 2024?

Investors have been pouring money into India’s stock market, and it could grow to more than $5 trillion to become the fifth largest in the world within three years, according to Goldman Sachs.

We invited Abhishek Thepade from DNB, Norways largest financial services group and one of the largest in the Nordic region, for a podcast conversation. Abhishek Thepade joined DNB Asset Management in 2008. He is currently the portfolio manager for Emerging market funds at DNB. He has over 12 years of experience in investing and currently is responsible for investments into Asian markets like India, China, Korea and Taiwan. He has a MSc in Financial analysis and Fund management from the University of Exeter, UK.

In this live podcast we ask him the following questions:

  • India could surpass the UK as the world’s 5th largest stock market by 2024, a new Goldman report says. What do you think? Why should we invest in Indian stocks?
  • The pipeline for future public listings is expected to remain robust over the next two years. As portofolio manager at the largers Nordic bank, DNB, what do you think?
  • The pipeline for future public listings is expected to remain robust over the next two years. How do you choose funds and companies in your portifolio?
  • Food delivery firm Zomato became the first of a slate of prominent names to be publicly listed. Others in the pipeline include payments giant Paytm, ride-hailing start-up Ola and e-commerce firm Flipkart. Can Norwegians buy stocks in these companies? 
  • Analysts expect segments like e-commerce, internet, internet retail and media to have more weight on the indexes, through the consumer discretionary and communication services sectors. What is your take?

Listen to the podcast talk here

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