Carnelian Capital Compounder Strategy

Key Portfolio Attributes

Mr. Vikas Khemani

Inception Date: 15 May 2019

Number of Stocks : 20 -25

Founder: Mr. Vikas Khemani

Portfolio Manager’s Name: Mr. Manoj Bahety

Portfolio Manager’s Qualification: Manoj Bahety - CA, CFA(USA) and Sachin Jain – CA

Portfolio Manager’s Experience: Manoj Bahety - ~20 years and Sachin Jain - ~18years

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the Carnelian Capital Compounder Fund-1 is to generate long-term sustainable alpha across market cycles through

• Focus on fundamental driven growth investing

• Bottom up stock picking using our unique “PIU Framework”

• Long term, multi-cap, sector agnostic investing


Investment Universe – Indian listed equities. We constantly scan our universe to find ideas

which meets our MCO framework (explained later), Internal rating scorecard – PIU & Risk framework.

Investment Philosophy

• We believe investing success is an outcome of making good decisions consistently over a long period of time.

– good decisions are those which are made “objectively, free of any bias”, considering “probability of outcome” and factoring “risk reward”.

• We believe in investing in good growth businesses, managed by great managements at fair valuation

• We believe margin of safety does not necessarily lie only in price, but can be sought in detailed work

• We believe one can never make money on borrowed conviction.

• We are happy to be contrarian when risk reward is compelling: mimicking herd = regression to mean

• We believe in being patient and long term. Investing is like watching grass grow.

• We prefer definite returns over immediate returns

• We don’t mind sitting on cash if we can’t find a better use

Investment Strategy

• Long only, multi-cap and sector agnostic strategy

• Aim to generate sustainable alpha & compound capital through our unique MCO framework

  – unique & unconventional blend of companies – Magic (accelerated growth), Compounder (stable growth) & Opportunistic

• Focused on fundamental driven growth investing; bottom up stock picking

• Unique forensic framework “CLEAR” help avoid accidents

• Portfolio of carefully selected 20-25 stock

Performance Table #

Trailing Returns (%) 1m return 3m return 6m return 1y return 2y return 3y return 5y return 10y return Since inception return
Carnelian Capital Compounder Strategy-2.60%7.30%17.80%54.50%23.60%21.10%-20.12%
BSE 500 TRI0.90%4.50%17.40%40.20%17.80%19.30%19.02%

QRC Report Card *


Portfolio Holdings

Holding %
Aditya Birla Capital Ltd 6.60
Punjab National Bank 6.00
Senco Gold Ltd 5.20
ICICI Bank Ltd 5.20
LTIMindtree Ltd 5.10
Reliance Industries Ltd 5.00
Federal Bank Ltd 4.90
Laurus Labs Ltd 4.90
Tech Mahindra Ltd 4.80
Larsen & Toubro Ltd 4.80

Sector Allocation

Holding %
BFSI - Credit 36.40
IT 15.70
Pharma, API & Chemical 11.70
Auto & Auto Ancillary 9.50
Engineering & Capital Goods 9.40
Jewellary 6.00
Diversified 4.90
Hospital 4.60
Cash and Liquid 1.90

Market Cap Allocation

Allocations %
Large Cap 48.70
Mid Cap 16.80
Small Cap 27.20
Cash 7.40

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What to expect from Carnelian Capital Compounder Strategy PMS?

The Indian economy is poised to grow from USD 2.8tn to USD 5tn over next 5 years. India’s focus on becoming self-reliant in critical sectors, supply chain diversification by global players (China+1), India’s improved cost competitiveness and huge domestic demand are key catalysts for this big opportunity that lies ahead of us thereby propelling growth across sectors. Besides India is the only unique market offering a strong large domestic market along with huge export opportunity too.

Carnelian Capital Compounder Strategy is a long only, multi-cap, sector agnostic portfolio designed to capture the growth in the Indian economy and deliver superior returns across market cycles through our proprietary MCO framework, which offers a Unique & unconventional blend of companies Magic (accelerated growth), Compounder (stable growth) & Opportunistic. The portfolio represents a fair blend of defensive yet participative sectors like IT, Pharma, BFSI (blend of credit and non-credit) and Consumer durables.

Who should invest in Carnelian Capital Compounder Strategy PMS?

This strategy is suitable for all equity investors who believe in the India growth story over the next 3-5 years on the back of reasons highlighted above. This strategy, we believe will generate superior returns across market cycles with moderate risk – about 50% of the portfolio comprises of large caps, 30% mid-caps and 20% small caps.

Which is the best company through which an investor can invest in Carnelian Capital Compounder Strategy?

We recommend PMS AIF WORLD, because, it is one unique platform that offers real knowledge driven investing with their highly meaningful data, reports, and content that is written very well. PMS AIF World is a team of highly articulate, educated, and experienced people.


#Returns as of 31 Mar 2024. Returns up to 1 Year are absolute, above 1 Year are CAGR.

*QRC Report Card data is updated quarterly. Current data is as of Dec 23.

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