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Investing in India with ETFs

How do I invest in Indian stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the entire Indian stock market is through a broad market index. The best and cheapest way to do this is with ETFs.

You can choose from 3 indices for an ETF investment on the Indian stock market.

Alternatives are indices on emerging markets and on Asia.

annual total expense ratio (TER) for India ETFs
on the Indian stock market, which are investable through ETFs
on the Indian stock market

Development of Equity India (MSCI India)

Indexes in comparison

Best indices for India ETFs

For an investment in the Indian stock market, there are 3 indices with 6 ETFs to choose from. There is 1 ETF on the FTSE India 30/18 Capped Index, which is also eligible for savings plans. There are 4 ETFs on the MSCI India Index, 4 of which are eligible for savings plans. There is 1 ETF on the Nifty 50 Index, which is also eligible for savings plans. The total expense ratio (TER) of the ETFs on these indices is between 0.19% p.a. and 0.85% p.a ..

indexInvestment focusNumber of ETFsNumber of titlesBrief description

FTSE India 30/18 Capped


Savings plan eligible 1
India 1 ETF171
(30.04.21)
The FTSE India 30/18 Capped Index tracks Indian large and mid-cap companies. The largest company in the index is limited to a maximum of 30 percent of the index capitalization, all other index components to a maximum of 18 percent.
Index factsheet

MSCI India


Savings plan eligible 4
India 4 ETFs96
(30.04.21)
The MSCI India Index tracks the largest and best-selling companies in the Indian stock market.
Index factsheet

Nifty 50


Savings plan eligible 1
India 1 ETF50
The Nifty 50 index tracks 50 stocks from 22 sectors of the Indian economy.
Index factsheet
index 1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
FTSE India 30/18 Capped-3,66%7,00%19,32%32,57%-
Nifty 50-5,22%5,98%21,13%34,46%19,68%
MSCI India-4,10%6,75%20,09%34,50%-
index 2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Nifty 50 4,86% 1,89%11,04%-2,46%19,91%
MSCI India 5,49% 5,15%8,74%--
FTSE India 30/18 Capped 6,72% 3,01%---

Source: justETF.com; Status: 04/30/21; Figures in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

Alternative investment opportunities

Emerging market indices with India as a share

As an alternative to India ETFs, you can invest in emerging market equity market ETFs. Two indices with 15 ETFs are available for an investment in emerging markets. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on emerging market indices is between 0.14% p.a. and 0.65% p.a ..

ETF
ISIN
 Fund size
in EUR million
TER
in %
Income
use
Fund
domicile
Replication
method
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 1CIE00BTJRMP354.4110.18% p.a.AccumulatingIrelandOptimized sampling
iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF (Dist) IE00B0M631773.3720.18% p.a.DistributingIrelandOptimized sampling
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF EUR (C) LU16810453702.7430.20% p.a.AccumulatingLuxembourgUnfunded swap
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DistributingIE00B3VVMM842.1520.22% p.a.DistributingIrelandOptimized sampling
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU04801328761.8450.23% p.a.DistributingLuxembourgOptimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU02921076451.0440.49% p.a.AccumulatingLuxembourgUnfunded swap
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF - Acc EURFR00104290689840.55% p.a.AccumulatingFranceUnfunded swap
iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF (Acc) IE00B4L5YC189720.18% p.a.AccumulatingIrelandOptimized sampling
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDIE00B5SSQT168840.15% p.a.DistributingIrelandOptimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets (LUX) UCITS ETFLU06351780146560.14% p.a.DistributingLuxembourgUnfunded swap
SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B469F8164470.42% p.a.AccumulatingIrelandOptimized sampling
Invesco MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B3DWVS883950.19% p.a.AccumulatingIrelandUnfunded swap
Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DR EUR (D) LU17376525833020.20% p.a.DistributingLuxembourgFull replication
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF AccIE00BK5BR733820.22% p.a.AccumulatingIrelandOptimized sampling
Deka MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFDE000ETFL342560.65% p.a.AccumulatingGermanyUnfunded swap
index 1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
FTSE Emerging-0,58%2,39%16,79%31,26%24,31%
MSCI Emerging Markets-0,61%2,17%18,95%33,64%23,41%
index 2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets 6,42% 8,01%20,90%-11,48%-
FTSE Emerging 7,06% 4,95%21,96%-9,38%15,91%

Source: justETF.com; Status: 04/30/21; Figures in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

Asia indices with India share

As a further alternative, indices on Asia can be considered. A total of 2 Asia indices with 9 ETFs are available for an investment. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Asia is between 0.12% p.a. and 0.65% p.a ..