Roha Emerging Champions

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

3 of 5 stars

Too early but decent option in small and mid-cap space for investor’s discretion: Roha emerging is a sound strategy with a fund manager with over 2 decades of experience. This could be a good option for investors looking specifically for Dhiraj to manage their corpus. However, relative to other small and mid-cap funds with a longer-term track record, Roha Emerging does not yet have a longer-term track (especially with relation to how the strategy performs in weak market conditions).

IME Strategy Rating

3 of 5 stars

Small & Mid-cap Strategy: Clear small and midcap focus with very strong themes and risk management.

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IME View on Roha Emerging Champions

Type: Small Cap | GARP | AUM (436 cr) | Inc Date (29 Jul 2020)

Emerging Companies Strategy


  • Focus on select small and mid cap companies post-market correction to generate alpha or superior returns
  • Emphasis will be stock specific based on management capability, business quality like size of opportunity, capital efficiency, scalability etc besides attractiveness of valuations.
  • The aim is to get the real benefit of early mover advantage and power of compounding.

Investment Philosophy

Roha PMS aims to invest in ’emerging champion companies’ by aiming to invest in small or midcaps listed equities. This is to focus on investing in company’s that show the great character of business with sustainable growth potential, capital efficiency and cash flows so these companies can eventually become large companies tomorrow.

Roha Follow an exhaustive stock selection process in identifying potential large companys’ of tomorrow by focusing on:
  • Catch them Young-Early mover advantage
  • Qualifying Qualitative, and Quantitative Parameters
  • Extensive Research and Filtration process

Investing in 'emerging champion companies' by investing small & mid cap which have certain pros.

Investment process

  • Generate Idea through filter to screen large universe of stocks that is based on stringent quality criteria like cash flows, growth, ROCE, profitability
  • Conducting primary research by interacting with management, distributors, channel partners, peer/competitive checks and customers
  • Forensic study of accounting, balance sheet and financial numbers to avoid  fraudulent companies with poor corporate governance standards. 
  • Research report and final view based on team and investment committee debate & discussion, future business outlook, management capability and valuations


  • Stock Concentration: 10%
  • Sector Concentration: 25%
  • Sell: when fair price, relative alternate opportunity, assumptions reverse.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Roha Emerging Champions 83.4 37.5 46.5
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 26.7
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 43.9 18 19.8
Nifty Midcap 150 56.3 26.5
Alpha over Category BM 27.1 11

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 29-Jul-20

Fund Managers

Dhiraj Sachdev | 4-star rated FM

Managing Partner & CIO | 25 yrs Experience | 6 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: VP & Senior Fund Manager (HSBC Asset Management), Fund Manager (ASK Raymond James)

Dhiraj Sachdev comes with over 2 decades of experience. Formerly, a Senior Fund Manager at HSBC Global Asset Management. Prior equity fund management experience includes ASK Investments and HDFC Bank. Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) from ICAI and a Cost & Management Accountant (CMA) from ICMAI Institute along-with a Diploma in Foreign Trade Management (DFTM) from Mumbai University.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.3
Variable Fee Structures1.5% fixed + 15% over 10%
Exit Fees1yr(1%)


AMC: Roha Asset PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Not a top recommendation as it is still a young AMC at this time : Roha is still a young PMS firm (started in 2020) that is yet to prove its investment management credentials. The group that controls Roha AMC is involved in other business verticals, beyond other financial services such as real estate, solar & wind energy, and healthcare (which makes it a bit unclear in terms of the focus on its AMC business). While these are concerns, Roha has a sound strategy and has a pedigreed fund manager, Dhiraj Sachdev, with over 2 decades of experience. The AMC is still nascent and we would recommend waiting for it to mature.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

2 of 5 stars

AMC Size

2 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

3 of 5 stars


3 of 5 stars

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