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Stallion PMS

PMS Rating

IME PMS Rating

3 of 5 stars

Good Niche Momentum-based investment style: With a higher-risk higher-churn momentum-tilted investment strategy, Stallion is a good option for investors seeking an investment style based around momentum investing. While the AMC is still relatively new, they have developed a reasonable presence for themselves on the back of consistent performance on a momentum investing style.

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PMS Background

Discretionary AUM (824cr) | Promoter Category ()

PMS Background

Stallion PMS was founded in 2018 by Amit Jeswani, with an aim of building on their strengths as a research & broking firm into an investment management business.

PMS Investment Philosophy

Balancing Bull market by investing in Financials & Consumer tech and during Bear market Consumer & pharma

Invest in 2 kinds of Business
  • Asset Light Business which don’t need Capital to Grow
  • Companies that can reinvest all free cash flows at high ROIC with strong competitive advantages.
Focus on 4 sectors: Financials & Consumer Tech are chosen as they create alpha in bull market and Consumer and pharma will protect during bear market.

Investment Approach

They follow a combination of best of 3 Styles:
  • Core Stocks
  • Trends
  • Special Situation
This approach is chosen as
  • Core portfolio (40%-60%) works well in bear market but underperforms in bull market.
  • Trend portfolio (40%-50%) work well in Bull Market but have larger Draw-downs in Bear markets.
  • Special Situation (10%) only portfolio might have opportunities in sometime & be on cash in others. This combination is chosen not only to lower the portfolio volatility but will deliver decent returns.
CORE PORTFOLIO
  • Market Leadership
  • Management
  • Market Opportunity- Invest in companies that address a market that is large enough to allow investments to grow 4-5x without needing to compete.
  • Margin of Safety- Do not use PE Ratio’s instead focus on Capital Allocation & Distribution

TREND PORTFOLIO (don’t correct more than 25% & stay there, if the trend is still in play, it moves back to an all-time high in 3-6 months.)

  • Buy and rotate strategy 
  • find leaders in every bull market and stick to it
  • Buy sectors with high expected sustainable growth of more than 20% for the next 3-5 years.
  • previous bull market winners to not lead next bull market
  • Would buy companies that make 52 weeks highs than buying new 52 week lows 

SPECIAL SITUATION

Change in promoter from Indian to MNC; Large change in Regulation; Valuation + Earnings Re-rating is the goal; Upside expectation of 3-5x in 3-5 year; Demerger of a great division; Growth rate, Business quality & management quality play a role; Downside risk limited (mostly protected by cash or open offer); slowly build their positions as the story gets clear.  

Businesses Avoided
  • Businesses that don’t have recurring revenue or get revenues from govt/project business
  • Commodity like businesses that get worse with size
  • Businesses with a growth rate less than Cost of Capital
  • Hold on to looser for a Long time.
Avoid:
  • Commodities
  • Land Bank Play
  • Bad Promoter
  • Valuation Arbitrage
  • Government Businesses (B2G or G2B)

RISK MANAGEMENT

Exit from Core Stocks/ Sell
  • Change in Expected growth rate
  • Incremental return of capital employed
  • Competitive Advantage Period
  • Cost of Capital

Inv Team

Investment Team

Amit Jeswani | 3-star rated FM

Founder & CIO | 14 yrs Experience | 6 yrs at current firm

Amit Jeswani is a CFA Charter holder and CMT. He has over 14 years of in capital markets. He is an active member of the Association of Technical Market Analyst and Indian Association of Investment Professionals.

PMS/AIF Schemes

PMS & Listed Equity AIF Schemes

Scheme Category Style 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr Since Inc
Stallion Core Flexi Cap GARP 76.6 25.6 31.9 29.4

Returns as of 28-Feb-24.

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