Sundaram Alternative Opportunities Fund - Nanocap Series I

A Close Ended - Category III Alternative Investment Fund


Sundaram Alternative Opportunities Fund - Nano Cap Series I is a close-ended Category III Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) which aims to generate absolute total returns by investing in stocks with a market cap of less than Rs 1000 crores. Nano Cap space offers the high potential for wealth creation over the long term as it is the under invested, under researched segment between venture capital firms and small-caps.Sundaram Asset Management Co. Ltd. is the Investment Manager.


Portfolio Construction

  • Bottom up approach to portfolio construction
  • No of stocks to be between 15 and 25 averaging around 20
  • Sector agnostic
  • Buy and Hold approach
  • Disciplined profit booking if single stock exposure exceeds 20% of portfolio
  • Stock Selection on fundamentals like: sound business model with visible growth and profits, management’s focus on creating shareholder wealth, strong financials – efficient capital allocation, high return ratios.

Key Features

  • Access to Niche Investment and Research Capabilities: The fund will provide access to extensive research, stock ideas, specialized knowledge and vast experience of the Investment Manager.
  • Active Alpha Generation: The fund will generate alpha by investing in a concentrated portfolio of 15-25 high conviction stocks which are under researched and under invested.
  • Flexibility of AIF Structure Ideal for Nano Cap Investments: The close-ended nature and the limited liquidity requirements of the AIF structure, allows the Investment Manager to follow an absolute return approach instead of a relative return without short term performance pressure. This proves ideal for nano cap stocks as investment in them require patience, to witness alpha and a discplined exit.
  • Early Gate to Book Profits: The Fund offers voluntary wind down and distribution if 25% CAGR (pretax net of fees) is achieved at end of 3 years.
  • Long Term Orientation: No new investments other than existing companies post 3 years of final closing.

Fund Manager Profile

Mr.S.Bharath is the fund manager of Sundaram PMS and Sundaram Alternative Investments Fund. He currently manages an AUM of 1400 crores of Sundaram PMS. He joined Sundaram mutual fund in August 2004 as research analyst, covering oil & gas, metals and associated midcaps. He moved into active fund management of hybrid funds in 2012 and started managing open-end equity schemes since Jan 2013. The funds he previously managed includes Sundaram Infrastructure Advantage Fund, Sundaram Top 100, Sundaram Rural India Fund and Sundaram World Brand Fund apart from co-managing Sundaram Value Fund Series - II. Apart from the funds he managed, he also was the dedicated fund manager for investments in overseas securities since November 2009. Prior to joining Sundaram Mutual, Mr. S. Bharath worked with Navia Markets Ltd for 2 yrs as research analyst.He is a certified FRM, a Cost Accountant and a Masters of Business Administration from Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai.


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