Investment Philosophy

As students of the likes of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Seth Klarman, we think of investing as taking part ownership in businesses with a long-term horizon and appropriate margin of safety. We believe in making concentrated investments in 10 to 15 high-conviction quality ideas with a typical horizon of 3 to 5 years. Accordingly, our research process involves spending considerable amount of time in doing deep-dive fundamental research.

Our investment recommendations are guided by three key pillars:

  • Management Quality
  • Corporate Governance
  • Board Composition
  • Forensic Accounting and Triangulation
  • Balance Sheet Strength
  • Operational Efficiency: Historical ROC, Incremental ROC, ROE, DuPont Analysis, Working Capital Analysis
Business Potential
  • Industry Analysis
  • Competitive Dynamics
  • Business Model
  • Unit Economics
  • Key Performance Indicatiors (KPIs)
  • Channel Checks
  • Growth Prospects
  • Longevity of Moat
  • Discounted Cash Flow Modeling
  • Replacement Value
  • Private/Public Comparable Transactions
  • Liquidation Value
  • Margin of Safety
  • Risk/Reward Asymmetry

We rely on the power of alpha and compounding to create long-term wealth. An active investment approach (Index + Alpha) with potential for alpha generation (outperformance vs index) can significantly magnify wealth creation vs a passive investment approach (Index ETF) that merely mirrors the index. We strive to generate alpha through our prudent security selection and investment approach. Our long-term horizon enable us to benefit from the Power of Compounding.

Below example demonstrates a return on capital of 12.0x vs 5.5x over a period of 15 years, assuming annualized return (IRR) of 12% for index (in line with historical returns for NIFTY index over period 2004 to 2018) and a projected annualized alpha of 6%. (Note that this example and chart are for illustration purposes and should not be construed as a promise for guaranteed returns).

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