Avestha Growth

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Can be considered for investments: A combination of an experienced investments professional with reasonable performance, indicates that Avestha Growth can be considered for investments.

IME Strategy Rating

3 of 5 stars

Concentrated Flexi-cap Strategy: Concentrated Portfolio (12-18 holdings). Buy-&-Hold Strategy that allows ample room for recognition of our preferred equity characteristics. Sector Agnostic as stock selection approach will be bottom-up. It finds principal basis in Balance sheet strength, Promoter history, Capital efficiency and Business Scalability/Growth runway.

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IME View on Avestha Growth

Type: Flexi Cap | GARP | AUM (778.9 cr) | Inc Date (01 Nov 2017)

Avestha Growth- Investment Strategy

Focus on quality stocks to 'capitalise on asymmetric risk-reward'

Avestha Growth Fund is a multi-cap fund with its focus on quality stocks to “capitalise on asymmetric risk-reward”.

Avestha Growth fund aims to construct a concentrated portfolio of 12-18 holdings with a bottom-up approach of stock selection investing across sectors. The fund also follows a buy-and-hold strategy that allows the fund to have ample room for the recognition of its preferred equity characteristics like B/S strength, promoter history, capital efficiency and business scalability.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Avestha Growth 28 24.7 23.1 16.4
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 14.6
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM -11.5 5.2 4.1 1.8
Nifty 500 38.4 18.1 17.5
Alpha over Category BM -10.4 6.6 5.6

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

Fund Managers

Farokh Pandole | 4-star rated FM

Founder & Portfolio Manager

Past Experience: Equity Portfolio Manager (HDFC Life), Head of Indian Equity Distribution (Citigroup Global Markets), VP (Alliance Capital Mutual Fund)

Farokh Pandole’s experience includes sell-side and equity sales roles for 13 years. His experience in Private Equity and Asian coverage at Alliance-DLJ before managing an equity portfolio at HDFC Life gives him a holistic view of his investments.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure1
Variable Fee Structures0% fixed + 5% no hurdle
Exit Fees


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

Not a top recommendation as it is still a young AMC at this time : While there are positives to Avestha PMS (a seasoned core investment team, long-term investment approach), we would rather wait for the PMS to mature prior to recommending it as an investment option. This is primarily driven by factors such as the team's core experience being different from that of running concentrated mandates, the short-age of the PMS strategies, a lack of publicly disclosed portfolios and a high initial ticket size (2cr+) for a PMS that is still to establish its longer-term credentials.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

AMC Size

3 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

3 of 5 stars


4 of 5 stars

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