Ampersand Growth Opportunities AIF

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Reaonable Multi-cap AIF: While we like the investment strategy of focused investments in sectors that are at the early stages of a multi-year upcycle, the longer-term fund management track of the key team is yet to be fully proven. We accordingly primarily recommend this to investors that are keen on contra-focused strategies.

IME Strategy Rating

4 of 5 stars

Focused Investment strategy: Market-cap agnostic approach (providing flexibility in-stock selection), with a focus on investing in sectors that are at the cusp of a multi-year upcycle (aim is to buy early in the upcycle, allowing for outperformance driven by re-rating as sector dynamics improve)

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IME View on Ampersand Growth Opportunities AIF

Type: Large & Midcap | Contra | AUM ( cr) | Inc Date ()

Investment Strategy

Ampersand Growth Opportunities AIF is a market cap agnostic strategy with 25-30 holdings to consistently outperform the benchmark.

  • Search Strategy: Identify sectors on the cusp of a multi-year upcycle, driven by macro themes like the rising quality of life, jobs and consumption
  • Investment Criteria: Focus on companies with improving competitive advantage, supported by a proven track record of management’s ability to efficiently allocate capital
  • Valuations: Assess valuation re-rating potential, thereby offering favourable outcomes from a risk-reward perspective

Portfolio Management

Ampersand follows a well-defined process in constructing and managing the portfolio through the following:

  • Identify suitable sectors: based on internal score-card analysis
  • Identify well run companies: companies within suitable sectors based on its track record and future plans
  • Portfolio construction: through diversification, liquidity and conviction levels

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Ampersand Growth Opportunities AIF
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM
Nifty 500
Alpha over Category BM

Performance as of: 30-Dec-99 | Inception Date: 30-Dec-99

Fund Managers


AMC: Ampersand AIF (click link for detailed AMC review)

AMC Team still to build LT investment track record: The core team at Ampersand is still early in its transition from research analysts to fund managers. While strong research is a fundamental part of any good investment firm, research analysts & fund managers have different skills and not all research analysts have been successful in their transition to funding management (even as some have). While the team clearly has very strong research credentials, we would prefer to wait for some time for their longer-term track record to be built prior to recommending investments.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

AMC Size

3 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

4 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

3 of 5 stars


3 of 5 stars

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