Karma PMS

PMS Rating

IME PMS Rating

3 of 5 stars

Not a Recommended AMC: While Karma Capital has been in existence for a long-time and has a strong core investments team, the focus appears more to be on managing international investors' money, relative to the domestic PMS which has failed to scale. The main reason for the lack of recommendation for Karma Capital PMS is the lack of scale in their domestic portfolios.

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PMS Background

Discretionary AUM (4687cr) | Promoter Category ()

PMS Background

Karma Capital PMS was founded in 2005 by Nikhil Desai & Rushabh Sheth (both highly seasoned investors).

PMS Investment Philosophy

Karma Capital PMS follows a ‘value-oriented’ investment philosophy. In order to follow their Investment Philosophy, Karma Capital looks for the following in businesses: 

  • Value based by focusing on Long term Value Creation 
  • Risk Adjusted Returns 
  • Think Independently/ Contrarian at times 

Investment Process 

Their Investment Approach looks into the following: 

  • Focus on intrinsic value 
  • Invest for the medium to long term 
  • Invest in high potential investments across market caps 
  • Conduct thorough due diligence of investments
  • Maintain an adherence to good governance standards 
  • Capitalize on the principals’ collective experience, relationships and transaction flow network


Following are taken into consideration while investing- Macro Economy(Global, Local); Sectors; Sectors Bias; Stock selection; Valuations; Business; Management 

Follows Long Term value investing across market caps

Inv Team

Investment Team

Rushabh Sheth | 4-star rated FM

Co-founder & CIO | 31 yrs Experience | 19 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Kotak MF (CIO-Equity), ASK (Head-Business Development)

Rushabh is a seasoned investments professional, with over 25 years of experience in the capital markets. He co-founded Karma Capital in 2005 along with Nikhil Desai.

NIkhil Desai | 4-star rated FM

Co-founder & CIO | 31 yrs Experience | 19 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: ABN Amro (Head-Equities), ASK (FM)

Nikhil has extensive experience in the capital markets, having worked as the Head of Equities at ABN Amro and as a fund manager with ASK, prior to co-founding Karma capital along with Rushabh Sheth in 2005

PMS/AIF Schemes

PMS & Listed Equity AIF Schemes

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Returns as of 28-Feb-24.

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