Investment Strategies for Tapping into the India Consumption StoryTORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Excel Funds Management Inc. ("Excel Funds"), in partnership with Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited ("Birla Sun Life"), is excited to announce that it will be hosting a cross- Canada roadshow, Rise of the Indian Consumer: The 1.3 Billion Effect, to be held on November 28th, through December 1st, 2016. Come and hear from expert portfolio managers and business executives, as they take an in-depth look at the India consumption story and examine how pro-business reforms are shaping the country's future. Full agenda and registration details, including cities and dates, can be found at: https://www.excelfunds.com/events/road-show-2016-11/. "This is a great opportunity for Canadian advisors to get a unique perspective from money managers that operate on-the-ground in India, and learn how they can tap into the remarkable growth that is taking place there," says Bhim D. Asdhir, President and Chief Executive Officer with Excel Funds. "We have two key members from our portfolio management team at Birla Sun Life that are coming to demonstrate their expertise; one of the major themes that we will be exploring is the benefits of active management and how successful Birla Sun Life has been in generating alpha, historically." Birla Sun Life is one of India's leading asset managers with approximately US$20 billion in assets under management. 1 Excel Funds has partnered with Birla Sun Life for the past 18 years to bring Canadians innovative solutions that provide direct access to the Indian market. Among these offerings is the Excel India Fund, which is the largest and longest-running India-focused mutual in Canada, and winner of a 2015 Lipper® Fund Award for Best Fund over 3 years, in the Geographic Equity category. Newer additions to Excel Funds' lineup of India-focused strategies include, the Excel New India Leaders Fund, which invests in high-quality small- and mid-cap companies, and the Excel India Balanced Fund, which provides exposure to Indian bonds. Excel Funds is one of the only fund managers in Canada to offer access to the entire spectrum of the Indian market, from small to large-cap stocks, as well as fixed-income securities. The roadshow will highlight sectors in the Indian economy that are positioned for long-term expansion including domestic consumption, financials, and infrastructure. Attendees will also hear how landmark reforms have been a springboard for both macro growth and corporate earnings.