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Sunil Asnani

Sunil Asnani

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About Sunil Asnani

Sunil Asnani is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s India Strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2008 as a Research Analyst, he was a Senior Associate in the Corporate Finance and Strategy practice for McKinsey & Company in New York. In 2006, Sunil earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From 1999 to 2004, he served in various capacities, including as Superintendent of Police, for the Indian Police Service in Trivandrum, India. Sunil received a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. He is fluent in Sindhi, Hindi and Malayalam.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • DRated AA in Dec 2014


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2015
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2015
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2015
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2015
  • MRated AAA in May 2015
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2015
  • JRated AA in Jul 2015
  • ARated AA in Aug 2015
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2015
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2015
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2015
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2015


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2016
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2016
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2016
  • ARated AA in Apr 2016
  • MRated AA in May 2016
  • JRated AA in Jun 2016
  • JRated AA in Jul 2016
  • ARated AA in Aug 2016
  • SRated AA in Sep 2016
  • ORated AA in Oct 2016
  • NRated AA in Nov 2016
  • DRated AA in Dec 2016


  • JRated AA in Jan 2017
  • FRated AA in Feb 2017
  • MRated AA in Mar 2017
  • ARated AA in Apr 2017
  • MRated A in May 2017
  • JRated A in Jun 2017
  • JRated A in Jul 2017
  • ANot rated in Aug 2017
  • SNot rated in Sep 2017
  • ONot rated in Oct 2017
  • NNot rated in Nov 2017
  • DNot rated in Dec 2017


  • JNot rated in Jan 2018
  • FNot rated in Feb 2018
  • MNot rated in Mar 2018
  • ANot rated in Apr 2018
  • MNot rated in May 2018
  • JNot rated in Jun 2018


Equity - India
over : 31/05/2017 - 31/05/2018
Rank 27/197 Equity - India
Manager Return
26 Yan-Hao Lin 16.1%
27 Sunil Asnani 16.0%
28 Ajay Krishnan 15.8%
28 Matthew Dreith 15.8%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -0.9%
2017 27.4% 13.0% 3.0% 2.4% 6.9%
2016 0.2% -5.0% 7.7% 3.7% -5.6%
2015 3.6% 8.6% -2.8% -1.4% -0.4%
2014 63.9% 10.6% 19.1% 13.8% 9.4%
2013 -0.7% 9.3%

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AAA-rated manager reveals how to pick winners in Indian equities

Matthews Asia's Sunil Asnani believes investors need to look at one important factor while choosing Indian stocks.

Scandal siren: top experts highlight corporate governance red flags

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AA-rated equity manager: how to pick market winners

Having walked down many paths in his professional life, Citywire AA-rated Sunil Asnani explains how engineering and social science skills helped him reach his dream job and outperform in the Indian markets.

Big name brands can beat inflation, says Indian equity star

Citywire AAA-rated Sunil Asnani says household income is a secular growth story with multinationals primed to capitalise.

Chinese stimulus could be negative for India, says AAA-rated star

Matthews Asia's Sunil Asnani believes EM giant's role in driving commodity prices could have detrimental impact on Indian market.

Suspicious NPL activity cannot be ignored, says Indian equity star

Increased interest in the reform-focused banking sector doesn’t make up for ‘evergreening’ activity, says Citywire AAA-rated Sunil Asnani.

I'm backing stocks not reliant on Indian reform, says Matthews' Asnani

Matthews Asia's Sunil Asnani believes expectations of quick and big-bang reforms by the Narendra Modi government are unrealistic.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in INR)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.