Ambit Emerging Giants

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Investment Option: Would recommend that investors seeking to invest in this strategy invest instead with the strategy’s original team who now runs a similar strategy at Marcellus.

IME Strategy Rating

5 of 5 stars

Small-Cap Strategy: Focused on only investing in small caps with market-dominating franchises and a track record of clean accounting, governance and capital allocation, Ambit’s Emerging Giant’s PMS helps reduce a large part of the risk of investing in small caps. The Strategy focuses on investing in 15-20 businesses with minimal or zero leverage and ethical, prudent management. For small-cap investments, the emphasis is on the quality of business and management, a paramount aspect for Ambit

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IME View on Ambit Emerging Giants

Type: Small Cap | GARP | AUM ( cr) | Inc Date (1 Dec 2017)

Ambit Investment Advisors Emerging Giants- Investment Strategy

Ambit PMS’s Emerging GIants portfolio aims to invest in small-cap companies with market-dominating franchises and a track record of clean accounting, governance and capital allocation.

Power of the Giants 

These companies are selected on the basis of:

  • Rigorous business selection process
  • Long term horizon 
  • having a low churn and concentrated portfolio 

Investment Philosophy 

Following a risk minimization philosophy: 

  • Consistent track record 
  • Strong Corporate governance 
  • Market leaders 
  • Clean accounting 
  • Power of compounding


Filter companies based on two factors:

  • Qualitative factors: Incremental Capex year-on-year, sales growth, PBIT margin, efficiency in capital employed turnover, D/E, equity dilution, CFO.
  • Quantitative factors: Sebi defined small-cap companies, median market-cap Rs.4700 cr, the efficiency of capital allocation, quality of accounts, bottom-up research, and concentrated portfolio of 15-20 companies leading to the low churn of 15-20%.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Ambit Emerging Giants
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM
Nifty Smallcap 250
Alpha over Category BM

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 01-Dec-17

Fund Managers

Manish Jain | 3-star rated FM

Fund Manager | 17 yrs Experience | 5 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Analyst (Nomura, Lehman Bros, Enam, ICICI Sec, Motilal)

Manish has a strong research foundation, having worked as a research analyst at Nomura, Lehman Bros, Enam, ICICI Sec and Motilal. His core areas of research focus have been on the consumer & auto sectors. Manish joined Ambit in Dec-2018 as a PMS FM.

Aishvarya Dadheech | 3-star rated FM

Fund Manager | 17 yrs Experience | 5 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Reliance Life Insurance (FM), CRISIL (Equity Analyst)

Prior to taking over as FM of the PMS portfolios, Aishvarya used to manage Ambit Group’s proprietary funds. Prior to joining Ambit, Asihvarya was an Equity FM at Reliance Life Insurance and Equity Analyst at CRISIL.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures0% fixed + 15% no hurdle
Exit Fees


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

Not a top recommendation (at this time) due to the FM Chunk: Ambit PMS is essentially in a rebuild mode, after the top leadership of the investments team left to set up Marcellus in 2018. It will take some time for the PMS to stabilise under the new investment team, and until then investors seeking to invest in the good-and-clean companies (for which Ambit is known) would probably be better off investing at Marcellus (who follow essentially the same strategy).

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

4 of 5 stars

AMC Size

4 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

2 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

5 of 5 stars


5 of 5 stars

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