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Varanium PMS

PMS Rating

IME PMS Rating

3 of 5 stars

Not a Recommended AMC: Founded by a seasoned PMS fund manager, Varanium PMS has the potential to develop into a credible niche player. We are however disappointed by the lack of a clearly articulated investment philosophy and also find that Varanium offers too many disparate strategies (all of which may not be open to subscription) which do point towards a lack of focus. These are the main reasons we do not recommend investing in Varanium PMS.

The PMS/AIF AMC Rating is derived on the basis of our analysis on 5 key qualitative parameters that we use to analyse the quality of a PMS/AIF Provider. These include an assessment of the size of the AMC, the pedigree of the AMC, the pedigree of the team, the value of the investment philosophy & the level of differentiation. These insights of our central research team are documented in the IME RMS, and can be accessed during a consultation call with an IME PMS specialist.

PMS Background

Discretionary AUM (168cr) | Promoter Category ()

PMS Background

Varanium PMS is a relatively young PMS (founded in 2016), founded by TS Anantakrishnan (a seasoned investment professional with over 2 decades of equities experience, including 10+ years in managing PMS strategies).

PMS Investment Philosophy

Varanium PMS does not have a clearly defined investment philosophy at a PMS level, with investment strategies being defined at a portfolio level instead.

Inv Team

Investment Team

T S Anantakrishnan | 4-star rated FM

CEO & CIO | 26 yrs Experience | 8 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Religare PMS (MD), Prime Securities PMS (Director), Goldman Sachs (VP)

Ananatakrishnan has over 20 years of investments experience, including heading the PMS businesses at Religare & Prime Securities, prior to founding Varanium in Jun-2016.

PMS/AIF Schemes

PMS & Listed Equity AIF Schemes

Returns as of 30-June-24.

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