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ALFAccurate AAA Focus

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

4 of 5 stars

Good Option in lower-risk Large & Mid-caps: A combination of a focus on large & mid-caps (with limited small-cap exposures), and a high level of diversification, makes this strategy substantially lower risk than typical PMS schemes. What makes the strategy attractive is its longer-term outperformance consistency, without taking on a high level of risk.

IME Strategy Rating

5 of 5 stars

Diversified Large & Mid-Cap Strategy: Alf Accurate’s AAA Focus Fund is a diversified large & mid-cap strategy, that is driven by very clear risk-control policies around the stock, sector, and other exposure limits. AlfAccurate follows a 3M Investment Approach (focused on market size, the margin of safety, and Market Shares of investee companies). The high levels of diversification & risk controls, make this a lower-risk strategy than the other more concentrated strategies common in PMS portfolios. This diversified strategy is in line with ALFAccurate’s philosophy of running strong risk controls to provide superior risk-adjusted returns for investors, this has been followed consistently. A more diversified strategy does help reduce the high volatility & company risks inherent in investing.

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IME View on ALFAccurate AAA Focus

Type: Large & Midcap | GARP | AUM (14 cr) | Inc Date (17 Nov 2014)

Investment Philosophy

AAA Focus Plan is a concentrated multi-cap strategy (less than 30 stocks) of market leaders that have strong corporate governance and high growth potential.

ALFAccurate PMS follows a 3M Investment Approach, by focusing on the Market size, Margin of safety, and Market Share backed by ‘Right Balance Sheet’, ‘Right Management’, and ‘Right Governance’. In essence, ALFAccurate follows a GARP philosophy (growth at a reasonable price). 

  • Market Size: Identify large opportunities for the companies to capture
  • Market Share: Identify leaders in the sectors
  • Margin of Safety: Buy companies at a reasonable valuation with the above-mentioned criteria.

Strong Risk Management Controls

ALFAccurate AAA Focus Plan invests in up to 30 companies. The strategy also has a clearly articulated risk management framework:

  • Large-cap exposure: 60-100%
  • Mid/small-cap exposure: 0-40%
  • Max weightage in one stock: 10%
  • Max weightage in one sector: 40%
  • Max weightage in top-10 stocks: 70%

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
ALFAccurate AAA Focus 25.3 15.2 16.9 14.3
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 13.7
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM -14.2 -4.3 -2.1 0.6
Nifty 500 38.4 18.1 17.5
Alpha over Category BM -13.1 -2.9 -0.6

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 17-Nov-14

Fund Managers

Rajesh Kothari | 5-star rated FM

CIO | 27 yrs Experience | 15 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Voyager (FM), DSP ML (FM)

Rajesh is the founder of AlfAccurate Advisors, which he set up in 2009, after a strong track record in equity fund management at DSP ML & Voyager. During his tenure at DSP ML, the AUM increased from $100 mn to $1.5 bn and the funds he managed consistently ranked in the top quartile of performance.

Govind Agarwal | 4-star rated FM

Director | 30 yrs Experience | 10 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Reliance MF (FM) / UBS Securities (Equity Sales) / Motilal Oswal (Equity Sales)

A seasoned equity professional, Govind has over 2 decades of equity experience across fund management and institutional equity sales at top AMCs (Reliance MF) and institutional equity brokerage firms (UBS, Motilal).

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures1.5% fixed + 20% above 12% hurdle
Exit Fees1yr(2%)

AMC

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

Highly recommended for more conservative investors: ALFAccurate PMS has a number of positives (a highly seasoned investment team, a long-term track record, founder-cum-manager, and a clearly defined and followed investment strategy) that make it a credible PMS provider. While they follow a more diversified strategy (more similar to MF's than the more concentrated strategies common with other PMS providers), their strategies are a good option for investors seeking more stable long-term returns.

AMC Rating

5 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

5 of 5 stars

AMC Size

4 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

5 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

5 of 5 stars

Performance

5 of 5 stars

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