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Kotak Small & Midcap Equity

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

The Scheme does not meet our selection criteria at this time

We do not recommend Kotak Small & Midcap Fund: Primarily on the back of relatively weak performance, and the lack of a core specialisation in mid-cap investing.

IME Strategy Rating

Fair Strategy: Is a seasoned portfolio (8-year+ track record) with a fairly broad mandate (no specifically identified investment style). A reasonable level of diversification (10-25 stocks — typically on the higher end of the range), helps reduce the risk associated with small & mid-cap stocks.

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IME View on Kotak Small & Midcap Equity

Type: Mid & Smallcap | GARP | AUM (49.3 cr) | Inc Date (30 Apr 2012)

Kotak Small & Midcap-Investment Strategy

Kotak PMS’s Small & Mid Cap Strategy aims to invest in between 10-25 small & mid-cap stocks (200-5000 cr market cap) with a bottom-up investment approach while remaining agnostic to business segments & sectors.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Kotak Small & Midcap Equity 43.5 25.5 20.8 18.1
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 14.3
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 4 6 1.8 3.8
Nifty Midcap 150 56.3 26.5 24.4
Alpha over Category BM -12.8 -1 -3.6

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 30-Apr-12

Fund Managers

Anshul Saigal | 4-star rated FM

Fund Manager | 23 yrs Experience | 17 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Digital Century (VP), Stan C (Corporate Banking), JP Morgan (Analyst)

Anshul has been with Kotak PMS for over a decade, where he follows a value-oriented investment strategy. His past experience includes identifying long-short opportunities in tech at Digital Century, Corporate Banking at Stan C and as an analyst at JP Morgan.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures1.5% fixed + 20% above 10% hurdle
Exit Fees1yr(2%), 2yr(1%)

AMC

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

Can be considered for investment due to being a stable AMC-driven PMS: Within AMC-driven PMS houses, Kotak PMS is one of the better-run PMS platforms. This is primarily driven by a relatively stable investment team and a more differentiated & defined investment style (relative to other AMC PMSs, but not pure-play investor-promoted PMS funds), which combined with the benefits of being a part of a larger financial conglomerate make it a reasonable choice for PMS investments.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

4 of 5 stars

AMC Size

4 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

3 of 5 stars

Performance

1 of 5 stars

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