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Spark Asia India@75 Flexicap

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

The Scheme does not meet our selection criteria at this time

Do Not Recommendation Spark- India at 75 Flexicap: because Spark PMS does not meet our AMC selection criteria at this time.

IME Strategy Rating

Flexi-Cap Strategy: The fund manager seeks to build a basket of 18-25 stocks by being both market cap and sector agnostic with the philosophy of growth at a reasonable price.

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IME View on Spark Asia India@75 Flexicap

Type: Flexi Cap | GARP | AUM (342.2 cr) | Inc Date (07 Feb 2019)

Spark India at 75 FlexiCap- Investment Strategy

Spark India at 75 FlexiCap is a multi-cap strategy. Portfolio of 18-25 stocks. Market cap and sector agnostic. Philosophy of growth at a reasonable price.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Spark Asia India@75 Flexicap 53.9 25.9 21 20.8
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 15.9
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 14.4 6.4 2 4.9
Nifty 500 38.4 18.1 17.5
Alpha over Category BM 15.5 7.8 3.5

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 07-Feb-19

Fund Managers

P. Krishnan | 4-star rated FM

CIO

Past Experience: Manager (Carlson Funds and DNB Asset Management, Norway) ,Fund Manager (Kothari Pioneer Bluechip Fund aka Franklin Indian Bluechip Fund), Manager (SBI Mutual Fund)

Krishnan has about 3 decades of experience in asset management and equities. He has experience in regional emerging markets such as China, Taiwan, Korea and the ASEAN region. He was the manager of India’s first bank-sponsored mutual fund scheme (SBI Mutual Fund) between 1990 and 1992. He was also the fund manager of India’s first private sector mutual fund Kothari Pioneer Bluechip Fund which is now Franklin India Bluechip. During his stint with DNB Asset Management, Norway, Krishnan had gained great experience in the Asian EMs.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure1.4
Variable Fee Structures0% fixed + 10% above 12% hurdle
Exit Fees

AMC

AMC: Spark Asia PMS (click link for detailed AMC review)

Not a top recommendation as it is still a young AMC at this time : Spark Capital is still too nascent as a PMS provider to recommend investments in. It does have a few positives for it to emerge as a credible player in the future (a strong niche institutional equities business, a highly seasoned CIO), though we would ideally recommend investors wait for their longer-term track record to be more firmly established, along with a more clearly defined investment philosophy.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

AMC Size

3 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

4 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

2 of 5 stars

Performance

2 of 5 stars

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