Abans Smart Beta

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

The Scheme does not meet our selection criteria at this time

Not a recommended fund: This is not a recommended fund, primarily because the AMC does not meet our selection criteria. We believe that there are better fund houses to invest in, within the Indian mutual fund universe.

IME Strategy Rating

Strategy Overview: The strategy aims to generate long-term capital appreciation, by investing in a portfolio comprising predominantly Nifty Midcap 100 companies.

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IME View on Abans Smart Beta

Type: Mid & Smallcap | GARP | AUM (3.3 cr) | Inc Date (29 Apr 2019)

Abans Smart Beta Portfolio- Investment Strategy

No clear strategy, except for their belief in “the promise of technology and the power of processes and aspire to implement them in all that they do”

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Abans Smart Beta 55.4 20.6 19.4
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 17.8
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 15.9 1.1 1.6
Nifty Midcap 150 56.3 26.5
Alpha over Category BM -0.9 -5.9

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 29-Apr-19

Fund Managers

Bhavik Thakkar | 2-star rated FM

CEO | 21 yrs Experience | 5 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Director & Head – Wealth Sales & Lending (Standard Chartered Bank), Associate Director – Altenate Product (Standard Chartered Bank), Area Manager – Wealth Management (Aditya Birla Group), AVP – Private Wealth (Kotak Mahindra Bank)

Bhavik Thakkar comes with 17 years of experience in the financial industry. While he has worked at senior levels in top financial firms, a large part of this experience has been on the wealth management (as compared to fund management) side of the business. His credentials as an equity fund manager are yet to be proven.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures
Exit Fees


AMC: Abans PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Not a Recommended AMC: Abans PMS is still young and sub-scale, and is yet to prove it's investment credentials. Additionally, in our rating methodology, PMS firms which have discretionary equity assets of less than 100 cr are typically rated as 1-star, since these have not yet reached a level of sustenance scale. Once they cross this key number, we will reevaluate the rating

Abans PMS does not meet our criteria for PMS AMC Selection at this time. Understand our AMC rating criteria at AMC Rating Criteria or contact us via the LiveChat to learn more.

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