We have put together a brief note that summarizes our thoughts and how we intend to act.Read More
Performance reporting in the PMS industry had no standardized reporting till SEBI mandated managers to only report TWRR. (Time Weighted Rate of Return).
TWRR measures skill of a fund manager – TWRR does not care about quantum of money invested, only the return earned over the time period money was invested. It is calculated by multiplying returns over each time period money is invested and dividing it by the total time period. Alternatively, one can calculate this by assuming units are being issued at prevailing prices and calculating how the NAV of each units has evolved (MF method).Read More
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, India’s favourite investor, passed away yesterday at the young age of 62. The world knows him for his wealth, his passion for investing and for his wit. I am privileged to share a side of him not many knew by virtue of my association at his family office “RARE” between 2006 to 2014 and the mentoring I benefited from till his last days.
Rakesh “Bhaiya,” as he was affectionately referred to, was perhaps the strongest believer in the India growth story that I have known. His reasoning was India’s democratic roots and consensus-based approach meant growth would be more long lasting and gain momentum with reforms.Read More
In our last communication on 5 May, we had shared that we need to be realistic in return expectations as monetary policy is reversing which will have an impact on multiples. We are seeing this play out as the market reprices risk. There is a higher probability vs the last few months that inflation will stay elevated and that developed world Central Banks will need to raise rates aggressively and that could push their economies into recession.Read More
In order that we can share our thinking on the current situation in Ukraine with all partners, we have put together a brief note that summarizes trends we see, their implications, and how we intend to act. I hope you find it useful.
A caveat. The situation is evolving and we typically see first order effects at present, but there will be second and third order effects which only become clearer with time. Hence, this note is “work in process”.
It is now clear that a macro risk (Russia/Ukraine) has become a known event. Not surprisingly the markets are selling off as new information is factored into prices.
No one knows how this will end or its short term implications. If anyone tells you they do, it tells you more about them than their forecasting abilities.Read More