ASK Investment Managers – Growth Portfolio

Key Portfolio Attributes

Mr. Bharat Shah
Mr. Prateek Agrawal

Inception Date: 29th January, 2001

Executive Director, ASK Group: Mr. Bharat Shah

Business Head & CIO: Mr. Prateek Agrawal

Portfolio Manager's Name: Mr. Chetan Thacker

Portfolio Manager's Experience: 11+ years

Portfolio Manager's Qualification: CFA from ICFAI and PGDBM from NMIMS

Investment Objective

The fund is designed to provide medium to long-term returns, by seeking to buy growth at value prices from a diversified portfolio of Indian equities with favorable long term prospects. This portfolio is an ideal investment for investors who would like to participate in India’s growth opportunity. The two core objectives of this fund are: Capital Preservation and Capital Appreciation over a period of time.

Portfolio Strategy

The fund aims to build a portfolio of investments predominantly into businesses representing a large size of opportunity. The investment approach of 20 businesses is into high quality businesses with superior management pedigree- Businesses with high ROCE (> 25%) with superior future earnings growth (> 15%) at the time of 1st purchase of stock. Apart from this, the four key investment attributes are: Size of the opportunity, Quality of business, Earnings Growth, and Value. Good Management is an attribute which is a given constant.

Performance Table #

Trailing Returns (%) 1m return 3m return 6m return 1y return 2y return 3y return 5y return 10y return Since inception return
Nifty 50-3.0%-1.2%-2.3%6.4%31.5%11.6%11.5%17.9%12.5%

QRC Report Card *


Portfolio Holdings

Holding %
Bajaj Finance Ltd 6.68
Navin Fluorine International Ltd 5.85
AU Small Finance Bank Ltd 5.84
SRF Ltd 5.50
Bajaj Finserv Ltd 5.43
APL Apollo Tubes Ltd 5.26
Page Industries Ltd 4.97
Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd 4.80
Varun Beverages Ltd 4.70
Aarti Industries Ltd 4.41
Gujarat Gas Ltd 4.36
Divi's Laboratories Ltd 4.35
Dixon Technologies (India) Ltd 4.10
Solar Industries India Ltd 3.92
IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd 3.78
Titan Co Ltd 3.66
AAVAS Financiers Ltd 3.65
Havells India Ltd 3.60
Avenue Supermarts Ltd 3.25
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd 2.90
Berger Paints India Ltd 2.83
Shree Cement Ltd 2.69
Vaibhav Global Ltd 2.12
Top 23 Equity Holdings 98.65

Sector Allocation

Holding %
Pharma 2.75
NBFC 2.90
Cement 3.04
Insurance 3.23
Home Decor 3.35
Information Technology 3.50
Oil & Gas 4.99
Pharma 5.56
Consumer Durables 7.27
NBFC 7.31
Insurance 7.80
Banks 7.80
Retail 10.91
FMCG 11.11
Chemical 17.88

Market Cap Allocation

Allocations %
Large Cap 40.9
Mid Cap 55.6
Small Cap 2.1
Cash 1.4

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What to expect from ASK Growth PMS?

The objective of ASK Emerging Opportunities Portfolio (EOP) is to build a concentrated portfolio of businesses across range of market capitalization (large, mid, and small cap), representing quality and superior long-term compounding potential.

• Concentrated strategy of carefully identified businesses across range of market capitalization
• Highly focused portfolio of high-quality and high-growth businesses that are positioned for outstanding compounding in the long-term
• Buy and hold strategy with minimal churn
• Buying businesses with a large competitive advantage in industries with a large size of opportunity, that offer superior growth over long period of time

Who should invest in ASK Growth PMS?

Our current clients include High Networth Individuals (HNIs), Ultra HNIs, Institutions, Pension Funds, Endowments, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family offices, multi managers, etc. Clients who have an appetite to invest in Indian equities with a long-term investment horizon are ideally suited for investments in this portfolio.

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#Returns as of 31 May 2022. 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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