I recently read a small (about 80 pages) report on the Indian mutual fund industry. Most of the facts were well known, but still some were surprising.
Here is a small summary of what I found interesting (the whole report is):
This was a market survey of 750 investors, 850 Independent Financial Advisors, and 40 0rganisations – asset management companies, Registrars, distributors and corporates.
The Amc industry has grown at a scorching pace of 47% y-o-y from 2003 to 2007, but most of the growth has come from NFO collection and appreciation – the older schemes which are now cheaper not collecting any monies!
The Indian amc business is most profitable at 32 bps compared to 12 in UK and 18 in US. This is quite stunning because the costing structures in the UK and US is higher. So in case you are wondering whether the foreign firms will stay in India or run away, the answer is clear- they may leave their parent country but Indian profitability is mouthwatering.
Penetration in non-urban India is almost non-existent. Most of the action is in the TOP 8 cities. So if you are a distributor in the top 30 cities go and push, the world there is waiting!
The IFA is highly unorganised (heard of www.faaida.com I presume). And in a survey IFAs have said the following:
69% of them want better training
57% of them want better branding / advertising
there is actually no feed back on saying they want higher commission! But when you read the whole report and realize that most of the monies are coming from NFOs, you realize that the distributor knows how to get a greater commission!
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