Aditya Birla Top 200 Core Equity Portfolio

Key Portfolio Attributes

Inception Date: 05 June 2015

Number of Stocks: 25 - 30

Fund Manager Name: Vishal Gajwani and Natasha Lulla

Fund Manager Qualification:

Vishal Gajwani is a Gold Medal winning Chartered Accountant (ICAI, India) and holds a Masters degree in Commerce from M.S. University of Baroda. Vishal received 4 Gold Medals, including the Chancellor’s Gold Medal, for topping the Master of Commerce Exams. Vishal is also a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute (The Global Association of Investment Professionals), USA.

Natasha holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance Major) from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and was a Gold Medal winner in each of the two years. She was also awarded a Gold Medal for achieving 1st rank in the Finance stream. Natasha has done her graduation in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and graduated amongst the top 1% in Delhi University.

Fund Manager Experience:

Vishal Gajwani, Head -Alternate Investments(Equity) With over 12 years of experience in equity research and portfolio management, Vishal has extensive expertise in researching companies across sectors and market capitalisations. Prior to this assignment he was a part of Reliance Portfolio Management Services (a part of Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd), where he was designated as an Assistant Fund Manager and was responsible for managing equity portfolios.

Natasha Lulla, Portfolio Manager Over 11 years of experience in equity research and fund management. Prior to joining Aditya Birla Sun Life Portfolio Management Services, Natasha was working with Goldman Sachs as an equity analyst covering India Materials sector. In her earlier stint at Goldman Sachs, she was responsible for Portfolio Strategy for ASEAN regions and also covered Singapore Real Estate.

Investment Objective

Invest in quality large cap (market cap range of BSE 200) businesses that are central to India growth story. Identify and participate in growth of these businesses over medium to long term. Practice Value Investing while making investment decisions.

Investment Strategy

• Invest in quality businesses that are core to India Growth Story and create the most value

• Portfolio of companies in industries with favourable operating dynamics – using value investing approach

• Stock selection and industry allocation independent of benchmark weights

• A diversified portfolio with ~25-30 quality companies

• A cap of 10% on individual stock at cost

• Derivatives exposures in the portfolio will be in line with SEBI guidelines and will be taken only for hedging purposes.

• No Investment in Foreign Securities

• No Short Selling or Stock Lending

Investment Philosophy

We firmly believe that bottom-up, fundamental research offers the best way to identify high-quality companies with above-average, sustainable earnings growth.


• Fundamental Research:

The portfolio construction process begins with fundamental analysis performed by equity analyst(s), which provides the portfolio management team with company and industry research. Investment ideas are also developed by analysing company and industry information from meetings with the company managements, suppliers, users, competitors, industry consultants and broker research community.


• Research Process:

The equity research process typically begins with an industry/sector overview to identify industry trends and provide a framework for individual security selection. Fundamental analysis at this level usually involves analysis of unit growth prospects, pricing power, international growth opportunities, the regulatory environment, and economic sensitivity. Analyst(s) develop a robust knowledge of the economic, political and international situations that affect the industries under study.

Performance Table #

Trailing Returns (%) 1m return 3m return 6m return 1y return 2y return 3y return 5y return 10y return Since inception return
Aditya Birla Capital Top 200 Core Equity Portfolio-1.32%7.11%16.33%11.91%9.55%21.69%12.80%-12.40%
Nifty 50 TRI-2.31%4.38%12.15%9.53%7.32%20.60%11.84%-12.07%

QRC Report Card *


Portfolio Holdings

Holding %
HDFC Bank Ltd 6.82
ICICI Bank Ltd 5.34
Bajaj Finance Ltd 3.36
SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd 3.27
Axis Bank Ltd 3.13
CRISIL Ltd 2.99
ICICI Lombard General Insuranc 2.10
Avenue Supermarts Ltd 6.14
Nestle India Ltd 2.96
ITC Ltd 2.87
United Spirits Ltd 2.79
Wipro Ltd 5.62
Infosys Ltd 4.79
ABB India Ltd 4.28
Cummins India Ltd 3.09
Container Corp Of India Ltd 2.94
Trent Ltd 3.97
WABCO India Ltd 3.05
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd 2.67
Abbott India Ltd 3.27
Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 2.35
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd 2.25
Bharti Airtel Ltd 4.30
Reliance Industries Ltd 4.05
ACC Ltd 4.04
Power Grid Corp of India Ltd 3.28
Cash & Cash Equivalent 4.28
Top 28 Equity Holdings 95.72

Sector Allocation

Holding %
Cash 0.78
Utilities 2.81
Energy 3.84
Communication Services 3.96
Materials 4.31
Consumer Discretionary 9.25
Information Technology 10.53
Health Care 10.80
Industrials 11.27
Consumer Staples 13.85
Financials 28.60

Market Cap Allocation

Allocations %
Large Cap 69.4
Mid Cap 25.7
Small Cap 3.4
Cash 1.6

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#Returns as of 31 August 2023. Returns up to 1 Year are absolute, above 1 Year are CAGR.

*QRC Report Card data is updated quarterly. Current data is as of Apr 22.

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