Unifi Blended Rangoli

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

5 of 5 stars

Highly Recommended Flexi-cap Strategy: Unifi Rangoli is a good thematic/multi-cap strategy backed by a credible team with more than a decade of experience in running/identifying successful themes, and AMC pedigree.

IME Strategy Rating

5 of 5 stars

Concentrated Defined Thematic Investment Strategy: Rangoli Fund cherry-picks the best opportunities from across seven themes that Unifi manages — Spin-off, Deep Value, Hold Co, APJ20, Green, Insider Shadow, and BCAD. The portfolio is likely to have around 15-20 holdings in the strategy. It is a tightly defined thematic investment portfolios. Unifi’s Rangoli funds aims to invest in what they perceive to be the best opportunities across the 7 thematic strategies that they run. Since the 7 thematic strategies does lead to a reasonably large investment universe, this may be considered more of a ‘best-ideas’ fund, as compared to a tightly defined thematic strategy.

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IME View on Unifi Blended Rangoli

Type: Flexi Cap | GARP | AUM (14493.8 cr) | Inc Date (7 Jun 2017)

Investment Philosophy

Unifi Blended – Rangoli Fund cherry-picks the best opportunities from across seven thematic funds that Unifi manages. The strategy looks for opportunities that arise from a blend of emergent themes, corporate actions, and attractiveness of core fundamentals. The portfolio is likely to have around 15-20 holdings in the strategy. The seven themes from which the fund picks their best opportunities are as follows:

  1. Spin-off: Corporate action leading to mispricing in a special situation
  2. Deep Value Discount (DVD): Deep discount to intrinsic value due to inadequate understanding of the business, relatively low market cap, and liquidity, or lack of correlation to benchmark indices. DVD invests in such businesses and exploits market inefficiencies
  3. Hold co: Identifies strong underlying businesses and looks for massive valuation discounts that are likely to recover as promoters feel the heat of change in the regulatory landscape
  4. APJ20: Sectors that become globally competitive and are privy to an expanding market opportunity. APJ20 theme selects firms that have evolved and are in a ripe position to benefit from such growth prospects.
  5. Green: Focus on companies that provide products and services that help in reducing the carbon footprint in the environment and/or result in more efficient use of natural resources. Sectors identified are – emission control, energy efficiency, water management, and waste management.
  6. Insider Shadow: Invests in companies in which founders have acquired a meaningful quantity of additional shares at market prices.
  7. BCAD: Focus is on established companies in the specific sector that are leading the migration of market share from unorganized to organized players. Powerful trends are driving the shift in the balance of competitive advantage in favor o organized businesses. 

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Unifi Blended Rangoli 40.9 25.1 29.7 23.1
S&P BSE 500 TRI 39.5 19.5 19 15.2
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM 1.4 5.6 10.7 7.9
Nifty 500 38.4 18.1 17.5
Alpha over Category BM 2.5 7 12.2

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 07-Jun-17

Fund Managers

Baidik Sarkar | 4-star rated FM

Fund Manager | 17 yrs Experience | 16 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Unifi (Corporate Finance), PWC (Strategy Consultant)

Baidik has been with Unifi for over a decade, with core responsibilities of research in the IT, real-estate and the agricultural sectors and assisting the CIO in managing the spin-off and APJ funds.

Sarath K Reddy | 5-star rated FM

CIO | 34 yrs Experience | 23 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Navia Markets (MD), Stan C (Manager)

Having started his career with Standard Chartered Bank, Sarath founded Unifi Capital in 2001 and has since built the company into one of the leading PMS providers in India. As CIO, he works closely with his investment team to deliver outperformance on Unifi PMS strategies.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2
Variable Fee Structures1.5% fixed + 20% above 10% hurdle
Exit Fees


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

Highly recommended for aggressive investors seeking thematic strategies: A clearly differentiated thematic investment approach, helps Unifi occupy its own specific position in the market. Consistent delivery across multiple thematic strategies, with a stable home-grown investment team, has helped them scale into one of the largest PMS players in the market.

AMC Rating

5 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


5 of 5 stars

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