Varanium Large-Cap Focused

Scheme Rating

IME Scheme Rating

The Scheme does not meet our selection criteria at this time

Do Not Recommend: We like the concentration level of Varanium PMS’s Large Cap focused strategy, we find the investment strategy to be fairly generic. The strategy’s performance has also been weak so far. We do not recommend the strategy at this time.

IME Strategy Rating

Large cap focused: Focused large-cap portfolio (10-20 stocks) that aims to invest in high-quality stocks with sustainable earnings. The portfolio seeks to invest in high-growth businesses, with quality management and with strong economic moats.

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IME View on Varanium Large-Cap Focused

Type: Large & Midcap | GARP | AUM ( cr) | Inc Date (15 Nov 2017)

Varanium Large Cap Focused Fund- Investment Strategy

Aims at high quality businesses with sustainable earnings

Varanium PMS’s Large Cap Focused strategy is a focused large-cap portfolio (10-20 stocks) that aims to invest in high-quality stocks with sustainable earnings. The portfolio seeks to invest in high growth businesses, with quality management and with strong economic moats.

Trailing Performance

1yr 3yr 5yr Since Inception
Varanium Large-Cap Focused
Alpha over Broad Mkt BM
Nifty 500
Alpha over Category BM

Performance as of: 28-Feb-23 | Inception Date: 15-Nov-17

Fund Managers

T S Anantakrishnan | 4-star rated FM

CEO & CIO | 26 yrs Experience | 8 yrs at current firm

Past Experience: Religare PMS (MD), Prime Securities PMS (Director), Goldman Sachs (VP)

Ananatakrishnan has over 20 years of investments experience, including heading the PMS businesses at Religare & Prime Securities, prior to founding Varanium in Jun-2016.

Fee Structure

Fee StructureFee
Fixed Fee Structure2.5
Variable Fee Structures
Exit Fees1yr (3%), 2yr (2%), 3yr (1%)


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

Not a Recommended AMC: Founded by a seasoned PMS fund manager, Varanium PMS has the potential to develop into a credible niche player. We are however disappointed by the lack of a clearly articulated investment philosophy and also find that Varanium offers too many disparate strategies (all of which may not be open to subscription) which do point towards a lack of focus. These are the main reasons we do not recommend investing in Varanium PMS.

AMC Rating

3 of 5 stars

AMC Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

AMC Size

2 of 5 stars

Team Pedigree

3 of 5 stars

Inv Philosophy

2 of 5 stars


2 of 5 stars

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