Motilal AMC Next Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Wait for performance to improve: While Motilal has all the required credentials for a strong PMS strategy, continued underperformance in recent years with limited signs of strategies to turn around the same, lead to us not recommending Motilal NTDOP at this time. We would wait for clearer signs of performance to improve before recommending the same.

IME Strategy Rating

4 of 5 stars

Investing behind the Next Trillion Dollar Growth Opportunity: Follows a fair broad mandate by investing in sectors contributing next trillion dollars of GDP growth. This is a fairly broad definition, that allows fund managers the flexibility to switch between sectors based on their views. NTDOP is a multi-cap portfolio (though with a higher share of large-caps than other Motilal PMS strategies), which helps reduce return volatility compared to the other more mid-cap oriented Moti strategies. There is a clearly defined investment philosophy of long-term investing in high-quality companies that meet Motilal’s QGLP Philosophy (Quality, Growth, Longevity, Price).

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IME View on Motilal AMC Next Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Type: Large & Midcap | GARP | AUM (5967.3 cr) | Inc Date (03 Aug 2007)

Investment Philosophy

Motilal’s Next Trillion-Dollar Opportunity Fund (NTDOP) is a multi-cap portfolio that aims to invest in the top companies from sectors that stand to contribute the most to the next trillion dollars of GDP growth.

Motilal has a very clearly defined investment philosophy of long-term investing in high quality companies that meet their QGLP investment criteria. They have followed this strategy consistently for over 2 decades, with limited style drift.

The QGLP Framework:

  • Quality of the Business and Quality of the Management: Stable businesses preferable consumer facing, with huge business opportunity and sustainable competitive advantages. Businesses run by competent management.
  • Growth in Earnings: Driven by volume growth, price growth, mix change, operating and financial leverage.
  • Longevity (of Quality and Growth): Dictated by long-term relevance of the business, extending competitive advantage period and sustenance of growth momentum.
  • Price: Reasonable valuation, relative to quality and growth prospects with high margin of safety.

Once they have identified stocks that meet their strict QGLP criteria, Motilal aims to Sit Tight (by following a long-term buy-and-hold approach in concentrated stock portfolios.)


Motilal’s NTDOP focuses on the next trillion-dollar opportunity in India. The strategy aims to benefit from the exponential increase in discretionary spending on the back of doubling real GDP per capita.

Key themes the strategy focuses on: housing, auto, consumer durables, entertainment, travel, and premium wear among others.

Motilal NTDOP is positioned to invest in companies that fall in the ‘sweet spot’, defined as companies with a market cap between 3500-30000 Cr. They believe these are companies that are under-researched, under-owned and have high growth prospects with a certain demonstrated management history.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Motilal AMC Next Trillion Dollar Opportunity 38.5 14 14.2 15.5
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 11.2
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM -1 -5.5 -4.8 4.3
Nifty 500 38.4 18.1 17.5
Alpha over Category BM 0.1 -4.1 -3.3

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 03-Aug-07

Fund Managers

Prateek Agrawal | 5-star rated FM

Executive Director | 30 yrs Experience | 13 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: BoI AXA MF (Head of Equity), BNP Paribas MF (Head of Equity), SBI Capital Markets (Head of Research)

Prateek has over 2 decades of experience in fund management and research, having worked in senior positions in BoI AXA MF, BNP Paribas MF & SBI Capital Markets. Prateek has been at ASK since Apr-11 and has spearheaded the growth of ASK PMS over this period.

Manish Sonthalia | 5-star rated FM

CIO | 26 yrs Experience | 20 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: SKP Securities (VP)

Manish has spent most of his career at Motilal, having joined Motilal in 2004 from SKP Securities. He is the CIO-Equities at Motilal PMS and along with Ramdeo Agarwal has been instrumental in the growth and performance of the PMS strategies.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures1.5% fixed + 15% above 10% hurdle
Exit Fees1yr(2%)


AMC: Motilal Oswal AMC PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Not a top recommendation (at this time) due to weak recent performance: Motilal PMS comes with a very high level of pedigree. Co-founded by a highly-respected and pedigreed investor, Motilal has a number of advantages - stability of its core PMS investment team, very strong investment processes, a very clearly defined investment philosophy and the benefits of the backing of a strong broking & MF business. However, this strong pedigree has failed to reflect in the performance of the strategies (which have been weak, especially in recent years), which results in a lower 3-star rating for one of the more established PMS providers.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

5 of 5 stars

AMC Size

5 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

5 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

5 of 5 stars


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