Avendus ESG Fund (Environment, Society and Governance) | PMS

Key Portfolio Attributes

Date of Inception: November 2020 on PMS Platform, FEB 2019 AIF CAT 3 Platform

Category: Thematic & Multi-Cap

Fund Manager: Abhay Laijawala

Fund Manager Qualification: Abhay has done his M.Com from the University of Bombay and MBA from the University of Rhode Island, USA, with a specialization in finance

Fund Manager Experience: Abhay Laijawala is Managing Director and Fund Manager at Avendus Capital Public markets Alternate Strategies LLP. Prior to joining Avendus in 2018, he was the Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. At Deutsche Bank. He has spent a decade overseeing research coverage of more than 120 stocks across sectors, while also covering the Indian metals sector and formulating the India Equity Strategy for the bank. With an experience of 25 years, Mr. Laijawala is a veteran in India’s capital markets, having seen their evolution since they were liberalized and opened to foreign institutional investors post the 1991 reforms. He has been a highly ranked analyst and strategist and prior to Deutsche bank, he has worked with JP Morgan, Citigroup and BZW Barclays.

Investment Objective

The investment objective is to provide investors with long term capital appreciation with low volatility by investing in companies that have sound ESG practices.

Investment Philosophy

Portfolio of 25-30 stock that comply with conventional quality parameters as well as ESG principles, The fundamental strategy is built on our cornerstone Return on Capital approach together with cash flow generation, capital allocation discipline, sustainability of returns, franchise quality criteria, and other strategic factors which would help determine the company’s long-term risk adjusted returns, The philosophy guiding the Strategy is premised on the belief that relevant ESG issues have a strong and material impact on a company’s long-term financial performance, which conventional financial analysis is not able to capture optimally.

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