How to invest in India using ETFs

How do I invest in Indian stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole Indian stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Indian stock market you'll find 3 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you may invest in indices on Asia or emerging markets.

0,19% p.a. - 0,85% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of India ETFs
on the Indian stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the Indian stock market
 
The best indices for India ETFs

Performance of Indian stocks (MSCI India)

1 month: 8,21%
1 year: 15,97%
3 years: 56,08%
5 years: 55,11%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on India

For an investment in the Indian stock market, there are 3 indices available which are tracked by 7 ETFs. On the FTSE India 30/18 Capped index there is 1 ETF. On the MSCI India index there are 5 ETFs. On the Nifty 50 index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0,19% p.a. and 0,85% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

FTSE India 30/18 Capped

India 1 ETF 193
(31/3/22)
The FTSE India 30/18 Capped index tracks Indian companies with large and medium market capitalisation. 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

India 5 ETFs 109
(29/7/22)
The MSCI India index tracks the leading Indian stocks.
Index factsheet

Nifty 50

India 1 ETF 50
The Nifty 50 index tracks 50 stocks from 22 sectors of the Indian economy.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00BZCQB185 1.201 0,65% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Lyxor MSCI India UCITS ETF - Acc (EUR)FR0010361683 717 0,85% p.a. Acumulación Francia Swap sin fondos
Franklin FTSE India UCITS ETFIE00BHZRQZ17 133 0,19% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Xtrackers Nifty 50 Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0292109690 124 0,85% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Amundi MSCI India UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681043086 102 0,80% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Xtrackers MSCI India Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0514695187 69 0,75% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Amundi ETF MSCI India UCITS ETF USDLU1681043169 45 0,80% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
FTSE India 30/18 Capped 9,79% -1,33% 2,87% 18,38% 49,65%
Nifty 50 10,39% 0,34% 2,07% 18,80% 43,85%
MSCI India 11,30% -0,98% 2,46% 19,36% 52,47%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
MSCI India 2,46% 35,69% 5,15% 8,74% -
FTSE India 30/18 Capped 3,03% 35,30% 3,01% - -
Nifty 50 3,04% 31,60% 1,89% 11,04% -2,46%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

The cheapest India ETFs
by total expense ratio (TER)

Show all
Alternative investment opportunities

Emerging markets indices with a share of India

Besides India ETFs you may consider ETFs on emerging markets In total, you can consider 2 emerging markets indices tracked by 18 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on emerging markets indices is between 0,15% p.a. and 0,55% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE Emerging Mercados emergentes
India: 15,58%
(31/05/2022)
2 ETFs 1.894
(30/6/22)
The FTSE Emerging index tracks stocks from emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Mercados emergentes
India: 12,81%
(31/05/2022)
16 ETFs 1.380
(29/7/22)
The MSCI Emerging Markets index tracks stocks from emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF 1CIE00BTJRMP35 4.545 0,18% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M63177 3.534 0,18% p.a. Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DRLU1437017350 2.672 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681045370 2.062 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DistributingIE00B3VVMM84 1.970 0,22% p.a. Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0480132876 1.288 0,23% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Optimizada muestreo
iShares MSCI EM UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B4L5YC18 1.282 0,18% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDLU1681045453 948 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USDIE00B5SSQT16 944 0,15% p.a. Distribución Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF - Acc EURFR0010429068 895 0,55% p.a. Acumulación Francia Swap sin fondos
Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0292107645 864 0,49% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Invesco MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B3DWVS88 539 0,19% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Swap sin fondos
Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652583 338 0,20% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETFIE00B469F816 298 0,42% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF AccIE00BK5BR733 226 0,22% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF - Acc USDFR0010435297 136 0,55% p.a. Acumulación Francia Swap sin fondos
Amundi Index MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF DR - USD (D)LU2277591868 120 0,20% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE000KCS7J59 70 0,15% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets 1,63% -3,27% -8,39% -6,95% 11,67%
FTSE Emerging 0,84% -3,02% -7,54% -3,17% 13,10%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets -8,75% 5,39% 8,01% 20,90% -11,48%
FTSE Emerging -6,51% 7,64% 4,95% 21,96% -9,38%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

Asia indices with a share of India

Alternatively, you may consider investing in Asia. In total, you can invest in 1 index on Asia tracked by 5 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Asia is between 0,12% p.a. and 0,55% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Asia Pacífico
India: 16,35%
(31/05/2022)
5 ETFs 1.145
(29/7/22)
The MSCI Emerging Markets Asia index tracks large and mid cap companies from Asian emerging markets.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B5L8K969 1.693 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Amundi MSCI Emerging Markets Asia UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681044480 1.276 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
SPDR MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETFIE00B466KX20 1.006 0,55% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Optimizada muestreo
Amundi ETF MSCI Emerging Markets Asia UCITS ETF USDLU1681044563 881 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
Lyxor MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETF - AccLU1781541849 196 0,12% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Swap sin fondos
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia 0,59% -2,47% -7,59% -7,09% 19,15%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia -8,04% 1,48% 16,79% 20,75% -12,01%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.