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ICICI Pru Largecap

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

Diverified Large Cap Strategy: The Largecap Strategy is a diversified equity portfolio that endeavours to achieve long term capital appreciation by investing predominantly in large-cap companies.

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IME View on ICICI Pru Largecap

Type: Large Cap | GARP | AUM (190.3 cr) | Inc Date (16 Mar 2009)

ICICI Large Cap- Investment Strategy

ICICI Pru PMS Largecap Strategy aims to invest in a diversified portfolio of large-cap companies, that can grow earnings at a fast pace and are reasonably priced. The strategy aims to generate alpha by active sector rotation through a top-down approach.

Strategy seeks to buy

  • One of the leaders in the industry in which they operate 
  • Having a proven business model and effective management 
  • Have a rapid growth potential over next 3-5 years 
  • Strong competitive edge and sustainable market share 
  • Strong financial strength (balance sheet, cash flow & revenue growth) 

Investment Framework 

They utilise a 3 filter framework in order to search for companies with meaningful and sustainable earnings growth

  1. Business
  2. Management 
  3. Valuation 

Business Economics:

  • Growth defined by Company growing faster than industry, industry faster than market, that are also looking for Structural and long-term sustenance and are simple to understand and in a focused segment. 
  • Moats defined by Brand Franchise, Industry Structure, Technology/Patents, Cost Advantage, License area, Distribution, etc

Management and Governance 

  • Competence driven by Sales(Faster than sector); Margin(Improving); Capital(Smarter)
  • Governance based on Interests(Aligned with shareholders); and having credible Track Record 

Valuation 

  • Cash- Cash flow being the centre of investment Process (Intrinsic value, DCF, Dividend Yield, Op. Cash Yield, etc)
  • Evaluate Margin of Safety- Identifying a greater margin of safety based on weaker moat for a better risk-reward profile.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
ICICI Pru Largecap 48 25.2 20.7 16.7
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 16.4
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 8.5 5.7 1.7 0.3
Nifty 50 TRI 28.5 16.2 16.7
Alpha over Category BM 19.5 9 4

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 16-Mar-09

Fund Managers

Chockalingam Narayanan

Fund Manager

Chockalingam Narayanan has over 17 years of extensive experience in Fund Management, Investment Research and Market Analysis. He has been instrumental in analysing business fundamentals to derive relevant and actionable analysis that has portfolio growth. He is consistently relied upon for providing detailed analysis of the macro-economy, financial markets and ESG that serve as some of the key foundation pillars for the various investment strategies that he has worked with in his career. In his career, he has earlier worked with leading organisations like Baroda BNP Paribas Asset Management India Pvt Ltd, Deutsche Equities India Private Limited and Batlivala & Karani Securities.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures1.5% fixed + 15% above 10% hurdle
Exit Fees1yr (1%)

AMC

AMC: ICICI Pru PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Not a top recommendation due to being an AMC-driven PMS: ICICI Pru PMS suffers from the common ailments of large AMC-driven PMS houses (PMS as an add-on instead of a segregated business unit, churn in the investment team, a lack of skin in the game for the CIO and typically loosely defined investment philosophies). While the distribution strengths of the AMC can help the PMS scale and there are benefits of research access, most AMC drove PMSs cannot compare to strong CIO-cum-founder driven PMS houses.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

AMC Size

5 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

2 of 5 stars

Performance

3 of 5 stars

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