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Wasatch Emerging India Strategy

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Strategy Overview

Highlights
  • Seeks the highest-quality growth companies in India
  • Truly active, collaborative, bottom-up, fundamental process
  • Systematic coverage of Indian universe and broad sector approach
Investment Approach

We use a bottom-up approach that seeks to identify companies with outstanding long-term growth potential. We look for companies with:

  • Strong financials
  • A sustainable competitive advantage
  • Industry-best management teams
  • Earnings growth greater than the relevant sector or industry

All cap flexibility with a focus on small- and mid-cap companies

Approximately 20-60 positions

Portfolio Managers
Ajay Krishnan Ajay Krishnan Lead Portfolio Manager
13 years on strategy
29 years at wasatch
13 Cumulative PM years on strategy

India is an excellent source of high-quality companies underpinned by digitalization, financialization, and formalization of the economy.”

—Ajay Krishnan, Lead Portfolio Manager

Performance

Total Returns AS OF 06/30/24 AS OF 06/30/24
Quarter-End Month-end
1 Month
3 Month
ytd
1 yr
3 yr
5 yr
10 yr
Since
Inception
Emerging India Composite (Gross)
8.91%
11.91%
10.17%
23.37%
10.31%
15.00%
15.49%
14.03%
Emerging India Composite (Net)
8.86%
11.69%
9.75%
22.42%
9.43%
13.96%
14.25%
12.71%
MSCI India IMI Index
7.54%
12.01%
17.50%
37.82%
14.70%
14.91%
10.15%
7.46%

Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Since inception performance is calculated from 04/30/2011.

Calendar Year Returns (%) NET OF FEES (AS OF 12/31/23)
Emerging India Composite
MSCI India IMI Index

Performance is preliminary and subject to change. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Wasatch Global Investors is an independent registered investment advisor. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Wasatch claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of content contained herein. To receive a complete list and description of composites and pooled funds and/or a GIPS Composite Report, e-mail inforequest@wasatchglobal.com. The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance.

The Emerging India Composite contains fully discretionary equity accounts following the Emerging India style.  The composite primarily invests in companies tied economically to India with the goal of long-term appreciation of capital.  For comparison purposes the composite is measured against the MSCI India Investable Market Net TR Index.

The MSCI India Investable Market Net TR Index (IMI) covers all investable large-, mid- and small-cap securities across India, targeting approximately 99% of the Indian market’s free-float adjusted market capitalization.

The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an “as is” basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the “MSCI Parties”) expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties or originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. (www. msci.com). Indexes are unmanaged, and investors cannot invest directly in an index.

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Portfolio

Characteristics AS OF 06/30/24
Portfolio
Index
Number of Holdings
34
644
Average Market Cap
($ Weighted)
$27.05B
$50.91B
Median Market Cap
$6.64B
$1.99B
EPS Growth (%, est. 5 yr)
24
19
P/E (Forward)
37
24
Portfolio Turnover (%)
26.90
N/A
Active Share (%)
88
N/A
Performance Statistics AS OF 06/30/24
5 yr
Alpha
0.72
Beta
0.97
R-Squared
0.87
Standard Deviation
21.88
Upside Capture
96.86
Downside Capture
98.25
Top 10 Holdings AS OF 03/31/24
Company
% of Net Assets
Bajaj Finance Ltd. (India)
8.4%
Elgi Equipments Ltd. (India)
8.1%
Trent Ltd. (India)
8.0%
HDFC Bank Ltd. (India)
6.2%
Persistent Systems Ltd. (India)
5.8%
Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (India)
5.5%
AU Small Finance Bank Ltd. (India)
5.1%
Vijaya Diagnostic Centre Pvt Ltd. (India)
4.6%
Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co Ltd. (India)
4.3%
LTIMindtree Limited (India)
4.2%
34 Number of holdings
88% Active share
Sector Allocation AS OF 06/30/24
Sector
Portfolio
Index
Financials
32.6 %
23.0 %
Health Care
20.5 %
6.0 %
Consumer Discretionary
12.0 %
13.5 %
Industrials
10.8 %
13.0 %
Materials
9.5 %
9.8 %
Consumer Staples
4.7 %
6.5 %
Information Technology
3.6 %
9.8 %
Cash & Cash Equivalents*
3.3 %
N/A
Communication Services
3.0 %
3.3 %
Energy
0.0 %
8.5 %
Utilities
0.0 %
4.8 %
Real Estate
0.0 %
1.8 %

Commentary & Literature

News & Updates

India: A View From The Ground

May 8, 2024

Among emerging-market countries, the Wasatch investment team remains particularly constructive on India….

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Important Disclosures

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance results are net of transaction costs and reflect the reinvestment of dividend and other earnings. Net performance data was calculated using actual management fees. Actual fees may vary depending on, among other things, the applicable fee schedule and portfolio size. See Wasatch Global Investors Form ADV Part 2A for more information on fee schedules. Some portfolio net-of fees returns may be net of performance-based fees. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

Portfolio holdings are subject to change. References to individual companies should not be construed as recommendations to buy or sell shares in those companies. Wasatch analysts closely monitor the companies held in the portfolio. If a company’s underlying fundamentals or valuation measures change, Wasatch will reevaluate its position and my sell part or all of its holdings.

Portfolio Characteristics, Allocations and Top Ten Holdings are derived from a representative account. A representative account is selected based on accounts with substantially similar investment policies, objectives, and strategies that closely resemble, or are most representative of, the strategy it represents.

Est. 5-year EPS Growth %: Estimated percentage increase in earnings per share (EPS) per year of the fund's holdings over the next 5 years. Returns are not guaranteed and may be higher or lower. Source: Wasatch and FactSet. P/E Ratio (forward and trailing): Sum of stock prices of the fund's holdings divided by the aggregate earnings per share of those holdings for the next 12 months (forward), or past 12 months (trailing), calculated as a weighted harmonic average. P/E to Growth Rate: Forward 12-month P/E ratio divided by the estimated 5-year EPS growth rate. Portfolios with a number less than 1.0 would be considered undervalued, around 1.0 would be considered fair valued and significantly greater than 1.0 would be considered overvalued. Weighted Average Market Cap: Average market capitalization of companies held by the fund, weighted by their percentage of fund net assets. Portfolio Turnover: A measure of trading activity in a fund's portfolio over the past 12 months expressed as a percentage of the fund's average total assets. Alpha measures a fund's risk/reward potential. A positive alpha means the fund outperformed the index. A negative alpha means the fund underperformed the index. Beta measures a fund's risk in relation to the market. A beta of 0.8 means the fund's total return is likely to move up or down 80% of the market change; 1.25 means total return is likely to move up or down 25% more than the market. R-Squared measures (from 0 to 1.0) how closely a fund's movements are correlated with movements of its benchmark. An R-squared of 1.0 would mean that the fund's movements are completely correlated with the movements of its benchmark. Active Share measures the difference between portfolio holdings and the benchmark. It is the sum of the absolute values of the different weightings of each holding in the fund versus each holding in the benchmark, divided by 2. Standard Deviation measures the degree to which a fund's performance has varied from its average performance over a particular time period. The greater the standard deviation, the greater a fund's volatility (risk). Upside Capture explains how well a fund performs in time periods where the benchmark's returns are greater than zero. Downside Capture explains how well a fund performs in time periods where the benchmark's returns are less than zero.

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