Our approach

Sameeksha India Equity Fund approach is market-cap agnostic and sector agnostic portfolio. The portfolio focuses on process driven rule-based investing and arguably reduces individual biases and mistakes. With in-house software support, we have developed proprietary analytical models and methods which we follow rigorously to identify companies with superior risk-reward characteristics. In this approach, we are also able to invest in small and midsize companies that are outside the radar of many large investors but offer opportunity for high returns because of both growth in earnings as well as valuation. The approach does not follow the model portfolio which is prevalent among our peers. Instead, we structure the portfolios based on merits of fresh investments at any given point in time. We have been able to deliver strong absolute and relative performance without taking full market exposure. Most importantly, we believe in earning from performance and believe that our fee structure is designed in accordance with that principle.

Fund Objective and Strategy

  • Provide superior long term returns while protecting against permanent loss of capital using Long biased strategy:
  • Invest in long-term growth opportunities in Indian companies across market capitalization  (with greater emphasis on mid and small cap companies that are not fully discovered) that have superior business model, sufficiently large market opportunity to deliver growth, strong and shareholder focused management and are available at price that would result in sufficiently attractive risk adjusted returns over a horizon of at least two years
  • Have an option of investing in Index Futures in order to partially hedge the portfolio
  • Manage market exposure by modulating cash position in the portfolio depending on the opportunity set and attractiveness of investment ideas and through the use of index futures and options
  • Follow rigorous fundamental research-driven and rule based investment process that is disciplined and yet leaves enough room for creativity and ingenuity; Investment process entails interactions with the companies through common as well as uncommon means, detailed financial model on the company as well as the industry to properly size up the growth opportunity, completion of a detailed check-list and review of investment argument by the entire research team
  • Unlike many peers, Sameeksha does not follow model portfolio approach as it nullifies the key advantage offered by PMS rules. For any new investor, we invest in companies from our existing portfolio only if it merits fresh investment in a given company at prevailing market price.
  • Focus on long-term return and hence may experience short term volatility, but will use its research capability to minimize the permanent loss of capital and will adhere to established risk guidelines

Performance of Sameeksha PMS (Segregated Accounts)

As of March 31st 2024 and since inception on aggregate basis, Sameeksha PMS has delivered returns of 23.4% net of fees and expenses versus CNX500 TRI returns of 16.9%

Noteworthy points about our performance

  • For rolling five year periods since inception, outperformance (alpha) delivered 100% of the time ( 37 out of 37 observation) with a median alpha of ~ 7%
  • For rolling three periods since inception, outperformance (alpha) delivered 97% of the time (58 out of 60 observations) with a median alpha of ~ 9%

Performance of PMS over the covid timeline (Pre, During, And Post)

The Covid Pandemic induced significant volatility in the equity markets. Hence, it is useful to look at the performance across three time slices : Pre Covid, During Covid and Post Covid. Sameeksha PMS has outperformed the benchmark across all of these three time periods with meaningful alpha. This consistency of performance may be an important factor in comparing us with the other funds.  

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Among The Most Successful Professionals In Equities; Rated The #1 Technology Sector Analyst In Institutional Investors Polls For A Decade. Highly Respected Among Peers For His Path-Breaking Work And Thought Leadership. Rose From An Associate To Managing Director Within A Span Of Six Years In The Investment Banking Industry

Twenty Years Of Experience Building Top Research Franchises: Seven Years As Managing Director And The Global Head Of Technology At JP Morgan, Six Years As Director And Head Of Asia Pacific Technology At Credit Suisse And Five Years As Founder Of Equirus SecuritiesTrack Record Of Innovation And Excellence In Equity Research

Anchored The Rise Of Credit Suisse  From An Unknown Name In Asian Equities To A Number One Ranked Firm In Asian Equities; Head Of Asia Pacific Tech Research

Credited For Building Top Ranked Global As Well As Asian Tech Research Practice At JP Morgan As MD And Global Head Of Tech Research; Made Defining Contribution To Enable JPMorgan To Move From An Also-Ran Player To A Top Global Name In Equity Research

Built A Very Profitable And Award Winning Indian Equity Business At Equirus From Scratch On A Tiny Budget; Achieved Number Two Ranking In Asia For Idea Performance

Impeccable Track Record Of Identifying True Long Term Winners Ahead Of Others Including Samsung Electronics, TSMC, Infosys And TCS And Guiding Investors To Stay Clear Of Laggards Such As UMC And SMIC Years Ahead Of Consensus.

Mind Of An Engineer, Worked In A Team That Designed The World’s Fastest Microprocessor With A Manta “Paranoia Is The Safest Frame Of Mind”. Awarded Two US Patents.

Work Experience Of Designing The World’s Fastest Microprocessors Based On Cutting Edge Technology For Which He Jointly Holds Two US Patents

Best In Class Business Education From The World Renowned Business School: Double Major In Economics And Finance, Beta Gamma Sigma Cum Laude From The University Of Chicago Booth. Excelled In Studies Under World Renowned Faculty Such As Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Former Governor Of The Reserve Bank Of India