Nippon High Conviction Equity Systematic Rebalancing Option

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Can be considered for Investing: We prefer other Flexi-cap strategies, with more defined investment philosophies & consistency of performance.

IME Strategy Rating

3 of 5 stars

Concentrated Flexi-Cap Approach: The Strategy aim to invest in concentrated portfolio (20-25 stocks) accross market cap in high growth businesses that are existing leaders in their field of operations. The strategy prioritizes high-quality businesses that are corporate leaders (in their respective industry), leveraging their competitive advantages for a robust capital preservation stance and the potential for capital appreciation.

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IME View on Nippon High Conviction Equity Systematic Rebalancing Option

Type: Large Cap | Flexible | AUM (116.9 cr) | Inc Date (8 Jul 2019)

Nippon India High Conviction-Investment Strategy

Focus on top investment ideas by building a concentrated portfolio

Nippon India’s High Conviction Portfolio is a market-cap agnostic (or multi-cap) strategy that aims to build a concentrated portfolio (20-25 stocks) of their top investment ideas.

Investment Philosophy 

The portfolio follows the Nippon India PMS investment philosophy of a benchmark agnostic concentrated portfolio of high-quality stocks that meet their Must 5 framework.

  • Business Potential: Looking for businesses with growth opportunity & sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Corporate Governance: Businesses having a fair treatment for minority shareholder, promoter track record, accounting red flags.
  • Earnings track record: consistent performance across business cycles on revenue, EBITDA, PAT growth and profitability ratios.
  • Promoter ownership: having equity dilution, share pledge
  • Capital allocation: unrelated diversification, leverage

Investment Process

High conviction Portfolio is chosen by going through a Qualitative and Quantitative screening. 

The Qualitative screening is based on Indian Corporate Leaders which is identified by-

  • Brand 
  • Innovation
  • Technology 
  • Size 
  • Niche 
  • Cost 

Selection of either top 5 in India or top 10 in world within there area of operations. 

The Quantitative screening is applied on the universe by filtering the criteria of:

  • Earnings Growth>  15%
  • ROE>15%

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Nippon High Conviction Equity Systematic Rebalancing Option 48.6 20.3 19.2 18.6
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 18.9
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 9.1 0.8 0.2 -0.3
Nifty 50 TRI 28.5 16.2 16.7
Alpha over Category BM 20.1 4.1 2.5

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 08-Jul-19

Fund Managers

Varun Goel | 3-star rated FM

Fund Manager | 17 yrs Experience | 7 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Motilal PMS (FM), Karvy PMS (Head), KC PMS (FM), Kotak PMS (AVP)

Varun’s experience has been exclusively in managing PMS portfolios, having been a fund manager/analyst at Motilal PMS, Karvy PMS, KC PMS and Kotak PMS. He joined Reliance PMS in Feb-2017.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures
Exit Fees1yr(2%)


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