Real estate means different things to different people. For the average joe, it is home. For a builder, it is raw material. For users, it can be office, property, warehouse, hotels and what not. From an investing perspective, Real Estate or RE makes imminent sense for Indian HNIs, family offices, NRIs and offshore capital pools. Real Estate asset backed investments bring something very refreshing to the table for investors. In fact, RE backed investing is emerging as a robust new asset class when you combine them with High Yield (HY) credit investment opportunities.
Portfolios positioned towards multicap, small and midcaps out-perform
Time tests us all. In the investing world of cut-throat competition, it is unlikely that one will be successful over a long period of time. But, there are exceptions. In 1999, Lashit Sanghvi, Ashwin Kedia, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Hiren Ved founded Alchemy Capital Management and that institution has stood rock solid since then. Very few portfolio managers have been managing this money under PMS for such a long period of time. As of March 2021, Alchemy managed about $900 million assets across domestic and offshore mandates. So, when such experienced professionals share wisdom nuggets with investors, one better listen carefully.
It is well known that India is a nearly $3 trillion economy (GDP) with a stock market that is almost nearly as big at $2.8 trillion. At a stock cap level, there are 100 large-cap stocks, 150 mid-caps, 666 small-caps and over 4,100 micro-caps. Such a representation may give an impression of many themes equally playing out at the same time. Rockstud Capital believes that or FACTh theme accounts for nearly 2/3rd of Indian stock market is the theme to be played for wealth creation.
Sector plays, small-cap, mid-cap and multi-cap strategies top charts
Most of these high-flying schemes belong to midcap, smallcap, multicap categories FY21 will go down in the history of financial markets as a year of difficulties. While markets crashed to lows at the start of the fiscal, it quickly recovered lost ground and soared like a phoenix rising from its ashes. As a result, investors who had the patience to remain invested in PMSes saw their wealth grow fast. Data collected for over 200 PMS strategies shows that 36 clocked at 100 per cent gain for FY21, with the top performers delivering blitzkrieg performance of 150 to 200 per cent. The superlative performance of PMSes, once again, debunks many myths surrounding this industry that has often been for taking risks. FY21 comprehensively proved that returns were significantly high as well for PMSes. Read on to know more.
Smallcap and Multicap show superior alpha generation capability
There is always a lively debate between believers of growth investing and value. Should earnings growth justify any price? Or P/E be the value seeker's ultimate tool across cycles? For many, such discussions can influence their next investment. But, Amit Jeswani, Founder and CIO, Stallion Asset Management has picked his side long back: gunning for growth. In a special webinar organised by PMS Bazaar on 'Wealth Creation For The Next Decades With Growth Investing', the expert shares very important lessons for growth investors, how his PMS co Stallion approaches investments, practical insights into how some of the biggest growth businesses work and much more. Hailing from a family of stock brokers, Amit has carved a niche for himself by growing Stallion first as a research firm and then as a credible PMS player.
Abakkus Asset Manager runs equity strategies in AIF and PMS platforms. Founded by renowned fund manager Sunil Singhania, who achieved great fame in Reliance MF, Abakkus has made a name in two years of its existence. In a special session organized by PMS Bazaar, Sunil and Aman Chowhan share with investors their take on US yield, current market valuation, Covid impact, Abakkus investment philosophy and much more.
In a special session organized by PMS Bazaar, two experts from Helios namely storied fund manager Samir Arora, and Dinshaw Irani, the CIO of Helios India, shared with investors their lessons and experiences over an hour-long interaction. The investing gurus asked investors to be flexible and challenge the common myths that float around. Samir is a very well-known and respected market voice. He shared his views on some of the assertions any investor would probably hear, and then tried to reveal the reality behind such assertions. Dinshaw explained the investing philosophy behind the Helios India Rising PMS. Read on to know more details.
Small-Cap, Mid-Cap Strategies outshine Large-Caps and broader markets
"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water," once said Eleanor Roosevelt. This is one of the powerful quotes written on women. When the going gets tough, women get tougher. The toughness is hard-wired into them.
About 10 years ago a tea manufacturing company using child labour was documented on a TV channel. Within a short span of time, their entire business collapsed as buyers, distributors etc. refused to work with a company that exploits children. That was 10 years ago. Today, ESG stands for ESG - Environmental, Social, and Governance -- investing is being actively used by investors to apply non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. In a special PMS Bazaar one-hour session, Andrew Holland (CEO Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP) and Abhay Laijawala (MD Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP) talked about ESG investing trends and showcased their offering: Avendus Capital Large Cap ESG. Read on...
2020 taught investors many lessons and the new year started off on the right note with a unique Budget that lays out a vision for a new economy. Equity investing is built on optimism about the future. Yet, it is important to learn from the old ways. But when the country itself is on it way to transforming into something new, should investors still play the old themes? This all-important question was addressed by Aniruddha Sarkar, the CIO and Portfolio Manager at Quest Investment Advisors in a special PMSBazaar webinar. Bringing with him over 14 years of experience in the capital markets with diverse role managing money for investors across PMS, AIF and Advisory business, Sarkar shared interesting insights about the necessity to play the new economy, rather the new growing India. Read on know more.
In this monthly review, we also look at how different PMS categories have done across more than 190 schemes
PMSBazaar presents an industry-first analysis of the full portfolios of about 60% of India's multi-billion dollar PMS industry
1-year data for over 180 funds shows a majority beating broad market index Nifty which was up 14.90%
PMSBazaar has compiled data for the largest number of PMS schemes numbering over 190 across more than 90 portfolio managers
The September quarter (2QFY21) corporate earnings season was a blockbuster one, with big beats and upgrades. Markets have run up too, thanks to a tsunami of money being pumped in. Foreign investors have put more than Rs 50,000 crore in November alone, taking the yearly total over Rs 1 lakh crore. The situation today is dramatically different compared to March-April when Covid-19 fear had gripped everyone, including markets that crashed. PMS Bazaar hosted Mitul Patel, Senior Vice President | Fund Manager – Portfolio Management Services, IIFL AMC in an exclusive webinar to discuss the way forward. Patel is in charge of IIFL Multicap PMS Strategy, which is among the best-performing this year. Here are the important takeaways.
A saint was a sinner too. True knowledge can only be gained when people make mistakes. Of course, it matters a lot whether or not we learn from our follies. Meet Rohan Mehta, one of the youngest PMS fund managers in the billion-dollar industry, who openly admits the wrongs he did in the early part of his investing journey, and then smartly used those precious realizations to create investment systems that today manage crores of money. It is almost poetic justice.
Covid-19 induced selling had given a once-in-decade opportunity for patient investors
Midcap and smallcap categories among best performers across equity segment; the six-month performance shows smallcaps capturing the biggest upside as markets rebounded from March lows
Investing legend Warren Buffett has always warned against putting all your eggs in one basket. But, thousands and lakhs of investors over the years have repeated this terrible mistake. What happens when all your eggs are in one basket? Returns become one big financial omelette!
The dream to hit a $5-trillion Indian economy is still alive. It was expected to happen in 2025, but then Covid-19 came and ravaged the path. But, green shoots are beginning to appear even though the number of sceptics questioning a quick recovery is also rising by the day. For long-term investors, these are trying times. Things appear at the cross-roads. Noise levels have risen sharply. At these times, it pays to remain focused and fixed on your investment goal. Those who can keep their eye on the big picture will win hands down. Those who adjust at the slightest discomfort will remain unhappy. In an exclusive webinar with PMS Bazaar, Madanagopal Ramu, Fund manager - Equity, Sundaram Alternates talks about 3 long term investing themes. Read on to know more...
After lying low for quite sometime, midcaps are back with a bang. In just the last 3 months, the S&P BSE Midcap index is up 20%, out-performing even the Sensex. But, midcap investing is not about 3 months or 12 months. One needs to give due time to midcaps to flourish. If one can give 5 years, there is a 50% chance that a midcap company can emerge into a largecap corporation, and grow your wealth in a big way, says Rakesh Tarway, Portfolio Manager, Motilal Oswal AMC in an exclusive PMS Bazaar webinar. In an insightful session spread over one hour, Tarway, who has 17 years of experience in equity markets as analyst and head of research, shares investing lessons about midcaps and discusses the Motilal Oswal Focused Midcap PMS strategy. Read on to know more.
Consistent performance helps portfolio managers out-perform markets across various time periods, underlining the utility of PMS in a wealth portfolio
One of the major differences between developed markets and India is the way management and owner(s) operate. In countries like the US and Europe, the ultimate owner/promoter of a listed company and executive management are different. But, in India management and ownership are often married to each other. So, when the promoter raises their stake in a company, there should be a lot of interest in knowing why that happened. "Promoters may have a hundred reasons to sell, but they usually have one major reason to buy," says G. Maran, Executive Director, Unifi Capital in an exclusive webinar with PMS Bazaar.
A little-known known PMS is making waves these days. Meet Sameeksha Capital whose PMS strategy consistently finishes among the top funds with substantial leads over the Universe average and median. Not just that, on a rolling three year period basis, it has remained amongst the top performing PMSes on a consistent basis with a large delta over universe average. The corporate office of Ahmedabad-based Sameeksha, which is Hindi for thorough analysis, is humbly nestled in a tony locality literally a stone’s throw from Astral Poly, AIA Engineering, Symphony, and Zydus Wellness --- four companies that have created huge shareholder value.
In an exclusive knowledge webinar with PMS Bazaar, CFA Society India's Sanjay Parikh and Piyush R Singh take portfolio managers through the latest norms in performance reporting and highlight new requirements in the Regulations
In an exclusive webinar with PMSBazaar, Sandeep Daga, Founder, Nine Rivers Capital shares his little-known 'private equity' approach to picking, nurturing and exiting smallcaps that delivered 22.3% CAGR since inception in Dec-2012 compared to mere 4% of Nifty Smallcap 100.
75 out of 180 strategies beat Nifty that clocked 12.3% gain in the last 3 months. Read on to know how different PMS categories have performed in various period...
India is at cross-roads. Massive disruptions in the financial sector await. The conventional business model of poorly run banks, including the public sector lenders and opaque private sector NBFCs, is ripe for a reset. Read on to Know more..
Besides speaking about the – PETT framework, Varanium NexGen Fund's Aparajit Bhandarkar talks about how the AIF platform provides a lucrative way to earn outsized returns from venture capital investments.
There are 8 PMSes who have zero cash in their portfolios at the end of June; only 1 strategy now holds more than 50% cash compared to 2 in May
133 PMS Strategies reported 205 unique stocks in their disclosed portfolios, with single-stock weight as high as 29.75% in a strategy. In this monthly insight piece, we take a detailed look at the most-owned stocks, unique picks, sectoral preferences and stock allocation weights for June 2020.
55 PMSes out of 170 beat Nifty that clocked 19.8% gain in the last 3 months; Strategies clocked upto 23% spurt in June 2020
It is quite inspiring to hear out the convictions of the out performers during the current uncertainties. Mr. Mitul Patel’s cautiously optimistic approach is evidenced by consistent out performance of IIFL PMS strategies. Read on to get inspired by the optimism of Mr. Mitul Patel.
In a welcome move, Portfolio Managers have been given a 3-month additional extension to comply with new norms relating to fees and charges, direct client on-boarding, nomenclature of ‘investment approach’, performance reporting, documents disclosure etc.
Out of the 144 PMS strategies that disclosed cash, 47 have between 5% & 10% while 5 strategies are completely invested i.e. zero cash as on May 2020. In this article, we will look at, among other things, how strategies are placed with cash, changes in cash positions, and also put the spotlight on those who display extreme positions in terms of cash holdings as % of assets.
PMSes have nearly 200 unique stocks in their disclosed portfolios, with single-stock weight as high as 32% allocation in a strategy. In this article, we take a detailed look at the most-owned stocks, unique stocks, sectoral preferences and stock allocation weights in May 2020.
The gold standard of measuring an investment's success is alpha i.e the extent of out-performance over the benchmark return over a period. This logic makes a lot of sense. Investors pay fees to the investment manager to out-perform i.e. get bang for the buck. After looking at the data for the last 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years, we have conclusive proof that PMS is a good vessel to generate alpha and they also beat MF equity funds. Read on to know why we are saying this.
The month of May saw benchmark indices drop by 2.8% after nearly 15% spurt in April; the best performing PMS strategy in May delivered 3.6% positive return. Read on to know how different categories did against each other and the benchmarks.
In a recent webinar conducted by PMS Bazaar, Mr. V Jayaram, Chief Investment Officer and Fund Manager, Joindre PMS, revealed the philosophy and methodologies followed to achieve consistent Alpha. Jayaram went on to explain interesting finer details of stock selection. Read on to know his insights of market opportunities, trends, Indian economic reforms and its impact on Portfolio Management.
Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) have just got a major compliance burden off their back for some more time. Markets regulator SEBI has given another relaxation in compliance norms to AIFs in terms of regulatory filings. This paves the way for AIFs to do regulatory filings of March, April, May and June 2020 before August 07, 2020.
It is not every day that one gets to hear the wisdom of someone who managed Wall Street money. Mr. Prashant Khemka is the Founder of White Oak Capital currently managing an AUM of US $ 1.7 Billion investing in Indian equities. PMSBazaar hosted the market maven's webinar recently, where Khemka shares his insights and takeaways.
Read on to know Who Owns What, Which Sector Is Hot/Cold, Cash & Portfolio Changes
After a terrible market in March, April saw PMSes rise from their ashes like a phoenix. The harder a portfolio was in March, the rebound was stronger. Portfolio managers delivered up to 26.1% return in April 2020. Find out how many beat the benchmark ....
Get inspired from Mr. Raamdeo Agrawal's candid speech with optimism on Indian Equity Markets & GDP growth potential of 9% to 10% post Covid-19 – Portfolio Management Services Webinar on – “Economy and Market Outlook & the Way Forward”
Ascertain whether the foundations of Indian economic recovery are in place? Is India on the verge of the 5th Economic Boom? Why it makes no sense to time the entry/exit of CCP?. Here is an Excerpts from the Exclusive Webinar on " Impact of COVID on the Economy, Markets, and Marcellus PMS Portfolio" by Mr. Saurabh Mukherjea & Mr. Rakshit Ranjan, Marcellus Investment Managers - PMS
We are surprised to note many are not aware that PMS provides all the flexible options available in the Mutual fund industry. Yes, many PMS Companies provide SIP/STP/SWP/SWITCH/TOP UP options .....
Experience in good & bad cycles, adaptable to changing global orders with ability to innovate, technological adherence, process mapping & implementation and the ability to look beyond the temporary and short-term volatility are the 5 Attributes to select your PMS.
The tradition portrays women as better money managers domestically. Wealth derives from rather Goddesses than Gods as per the belief of many ancient cultures and religions.
PMS bazaar, on behalf of the Investor Community, appreciates the PMS Top performers. It is with lots of pride that we recognize their performance, and we have awarded the Top-3 PMS Performers of the calendar year-2019. These are the PMSes Toppers of The Tumultuous Times.
The key to successful investing, over the long term, is to have every major Asset Class in your consideration set: The word Asset Allocation is bandied around rather casually these days. Hence it is important to understand what Asset Allocation is not. Understand from Mr. Shankar Sharma, Vice Chairman & Jt. Managing Director, First Global.
AIF CATEGORY 1 - The New Age of Investing. What worked so far doesn’t work anymore. Have you realigned your portfolio to this new reality yet? India has changed and continues to change at a rapid clip. Businesses, and hence, your portfolio, has to keep pace. A 10% to 20% exposure of your portfolio to AIF Category 1 funds or directly to startups is ideal – Gain more knowledge from the exclusive article by Mr. Rajesh Sehgal, Managing Partner, Equanimity Investments
AIFs Neither Face The ALM Mismatch Nor Are Impacted By The Credit Squeeze. Hence, In The Current Scenario, Where Fresh Disbursements Have Been Tough For NBFCs, AIFs Have Not Been Impacted. The Current Crisis Presents A Great Opportunity For AIFs Who Could Partner With Large Developers At Really Attractive Valuations/Prices. Gain more knowledge from the exclusive article by Mr. Sharad Mittal, CEO, Motilal Oswal Real Estate
Most important value add of long-short portfolios is a superior client experience because of consistency of returns. Long-short portfolios fall between traditional debt and traditional equity in the risk-return spectrum. A common misconception is that leverage is used to amplify risk, whereas in practice long-short funds use leverage to dampen risk by taking short positions. Gain more knowledge from the exclusive article by Mr. Nalin Moniz, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Equity and Business Head, Alternative Equity, Edelweiss Asset Management.