Marcellus Rising Giants PMS

Key Portfolio Attributes

Mr. Saurabh Mukherjea
Mr. Ashvin Shetty

Inception Date: 13 August 2021

Number of Stocks: 15 - 20

Founder & CEO: Saurabh Mukherjea

Portfolio Manager's Name: Ashvin Shetty

Portfolio Manager's Qualification: B.Com from NMIMS, Mumbai. CA & CFA.

Portfolio Manager's Experience: 10+ years in Equity Research. He led the coverage on automobile sector at Ambit Capital from 2010 to 2017. He was ranked in Starmine Analyst Awards 2013 and 2016 for his stock picking abilities during this stint. He thereafter worked as a senior analyst for Ambit’s mid and small-cap portfolio management services till November 2018.

Investment Objective

High quality mid-sized companies have been amongst the largest wealth creators in Indian equities and Marcellus Rising Giants Portfolio is a portfolio focused in this space of quality mid caps companies in India in the USD 500m – 10 bn market cap range.

Investment Strategy

Marcellus Rising Giants PMS is a Concentrated 15-stock portfolios with the top 4 stocks accounting for around 40% of the portfolio. The next 5 (sizing ranks 5-10) stocks in Marcellus Rising Giants account for ~30% of the portfolio. Sizing ranks 11-15 account for the final 29% of the portfolio. Sizing in Marcellus Rising Giants is based on Longevity framework and forward EPS expectation of analysts.


For mid cap stock selection, by Marcellus Rising Giants, the basis of scoring is on ‘Longevity’ (moats, lethargy, succession planning) and EPS growth prospects. And for For small caps stock selection Marcellus Rising Giants follows a ‘Discovery’ framework i.e. growth accompanied by improving profitability and improving FCF thanks to barriers to entry.


Seven out of 15 Stocks in Marcellus Rising Giants are Aavas Financiers, Page Industries, L&T Technology Services, Info Edge, Dr Lal Path Labs, GMM pfaudler, Relaxo Footware.

Investment Philosophy

Marcellus Rising Giants PMS philosophy has its roots in the Marcellus’ Asset Managers Core Investment philosophy : –

Clean accounts and governance.

Strongly moated dominant companies in niche segments not yet well discovered by the market participants.

Strong track record of capital allocation with high reinvestment in the core business and continuous focus on adjacencies for growth.


Performance Table #

Trailing Returns (%) 1m return 3m return 6m return 1y return 2y return 3y return 5y return 10y return Since inception return
BSE 500-3.20%4.30%16.10%4.80%7.00%

Portfolio Holdings

Holding %
GMM Pfaudler Ltd. 8.00
Dr. Lal Pathlabs Ltd. 8.00
Page Industries Ltd. 8.00
Aavas Financiers Ltd. 8.00
Astral Ltd. 7.00
Top 5 Equity Holdings 39.00

Sector Allocation

Holding %
Cash 1.00
IT Services 6.00
Building Materials 6.50
Auto & Auto Components 7.00
Health Care 8.00
Chemicals 12.50
Industrials 14.00
Consumer Discretionary 20.00
BFSI (including Info Edge) 25.00

Market Cap Allocation

Allocations %
Large Cap 26.00
Mid Cap 32.00
Small Cap 39.00
Cash 5.00

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What to expect from Marcellus’ Rising Giants PMS?

This PMS intends to invest primarily in high quality mid-sized companies (less than INR75,000 crores market-capitalisation, predominantly in the INR 7,000 crores – INR 75,000 crores range) with: 1) Well moated dominant franchises in niche segments; 2) A track record of prudent capital allocation with high reinvestment in the core business and continuous focus on adjacencies for growth; and 3) Clean accounts and impeccable corporate governance. Besides the earnings growth from market share consolidation in favour of Rising Giants companies and capital allocation initiatives of these companies, we also expect to benefit from free cash compounding as these operating profits of these companies grow faster than reinvestments (working capital and fixed assets investments).

Who should invest in this PMS?

An investor with a time horizon of 3-5 years who want to invest in high quality mid-cap companies with an expected long-term compounding of 20-25% should invest in this PMS

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#Returns as of 31 Dec 2022. Returns up to 1 Year are absolute, above 1 Year are CAGR.

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