IME Concentrated Microtrends PMS

Large & Mid Cap Fund that Invests in Value-creating Microtrends

Understanding Microtrends

Microtrends Case Studies

Every market cycle has certain underlying trends that drive the greatest value creation, which we call microtrends.

Valcreate GQV Investment Philosophy


We believe that growth is the primary driver of business value creation, and we accordingly seek to invest in companies with sustainable medium-to-long-term growth potential.

Our focus is on future growth potential & the sustainability of the same. The aim is to invest in companies with the potential to drive capital-efficient growth, and not in companies that require large debt or equity raises to drive growth.


We seek to invest in high-quality businesses, driven by their competitive moats, management quality, governance and financial strength.

Competitive Moats: that allow a business to earn super-normal returns over the longer-term.

Management Quality & Governance: quality of the board, accounting practices, capital allocation, management pedigree, treatment of minority shareholders, promoter shareholding

Financials: ROE/ROCE, cash flows, BS strength, operating margins


Our focus is on buying high-quality businesses, with clear growth potential that are available at the right price.

We recognize that business value is intrinsically linked to quality & growth. We accordingly are willing to pay higher multiples for better-quality & higher-growth businesses.

About IME Concentrated Microtrends Strategy

Microtrends We Are Currently Invested In

Within Economic Mega-trends, the Strategy seeks to have Concentrated Exposure to Specific Sub-trends with the
Greatest Growth & Value-creation Visibility.

Asset Quality Normalisation

We expect the discount of leading corporate & secured retail banks to narrow versus retail bank leaders, as corporate asset quality normalises and retail becomes the new potential area of stress.

Lending Franchises

Expect leading lending franchises to continue to compound investor returns, driven by the large growth runway driven by value migration from PSU banks to private lenders.

Digital Disruption

Digital platforms are amongst the highest growing companies, with their current high losses being due to hyper-growth investments. As these companies turn profitable in coming years, substantial value creation is expected to play out.

Chemicals, API, CRAMs

Chemicals, API and CRAMS are a key beneficiary of China +1. Indian companies have strong cost & quality competencies in this area, and are expected to be key beneficiaries of this shift. China lockdowns have pushed global companies to accelerate their plans on ensuring diversification & risk-mitigation of their supply chains diversify their supply chain for good.

Consumer Aspirational

Rising consumption demand is a clear multi-year theme on the back of strong demographic trends, rising incomes & aspirations and changing consumer preferences. With Indian GDP per capita having recently crossed the $2000 mark, a substantial rise in discretionary consumer spends is expected to take place over the coming decade.

Capex Revival

Starting with China +1 and India’s timely response with tax cuts and PLI incentives – a confluence of factors are driving the rise of manufacturing and green energy transition in India. This is expected to lead to a capex recovery.

IT Services

Enterprise spends on modernisation of tech stacks, migration to cloud and data integration is a multi-year multi-project opportunity for India IT companies. Across industries, enterprise IT spending is moving up for transformation deals and managing the digital presence, which was fuelled by Covid. India’s labour cost arbitrage plays a crucial advantage to deliver on the digital transformation.

Residential Real Estate Recovery

Our investment thesis for the Residential Real Estate Micro-trend, is driven by a combination of strong improvements in affordability and a large expected shift from unorganised to organised players (due to RERA, GST, financing availability issues, COVID, buyer preference for quality brands). We see the potential for the Real Estate industry to turnaround after a lost decade.

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