Our Portfolios

At ASK Investment Managers (ASK IM), we design concepts to provide differentiated, customised solutions, with all of them adhering to our common and consistent investment philosophy. We aim at creating long-term sustained wealth for you, short-term volatility notwithstanding.

Our suite of offerings is basically derived from our investment approach based on imbuing our five key investment attributes: size of opportunity, quality of business, management quality, earnings growth, and value.

Quality of management is a qualitative attribute, while the other four are quantitative, and its threshold for clearance is kept at the 'highest' level. As far as quantitative factors are concerned, the threshold is kept at 'high to highest level' of clearance.

Before a stock is included in the portfolio, it will have to adhere to all the five investment attributes. However, each of our offerings are differentiated by the dominance of one of the four quantifiable parameters, as illustrated below:


ASK Growth Portfolio
ASK Life Portfolio
ASK Indian Entrepreneur Portfolio
ASK Strategic Portfolio

ASK India Select Portfolio*


*ASK India Select portfolio is a best ideas portfolio representing all the key value-creating attributes. The portfolio represents an eclectic mix of size, growth, quality and value; to achieve optimal balance.

Our core strategy takes into account:

  • All attributes have to be present in each stock across any portfolio
  • Any stock selection across any portfolio has to pass a minimum defined threshold for all the attributes
  • None of the attributes in any portfolio will score an 'average' level
  • At least one attribute for each portfolio will be at a heightened (highest) level
  • 'High' positioning (not necessarily 'highest') for the other three attributes
  • High quality of management is a given constant among all stocks across any portfolio

ASK Growth Portfolio

The ASK Growth portfolio invests into pedigreed, well-established businesses having the highest 'Size of Opportunity', while ensuring that the earnings growth, quality of business and price-value gap remain at a high - highest level of clearance. The quality of management remains at the highest level.

  • Large size of opportunity enables superior long-term earnings growth
  • Quality of business or ROCE is pegged at a high level
  • Margin of safety is kept at a meaningfully high level

Watch a short video explaining the Portfolio Philosophy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IgyozjlsfQ&t=26s

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Growth Portfolio

9.1%

6.1%

13.4%

14.4%

19.5%

Nifty

7.6%

8.3%

10.3%

8.3%

12.1%

* Inception Date: 29th January 2001

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK Life Portfolio

The objective of ASK Life portfolio is to earn long-term fail-safe character through investing in extremely high-quality businesses with consistent and visible earnings growth, meaningfully large size of opportunity and sizeable price-value gap. The quality of management remains at the highest level. For inclusion in the portfolio, the investment prospects have to pass the following criteria:

  • Superior ROCE
  • Non-dilutive earnings growth
  • Long-term, consistent and predictable earnings growth such that this growth will lead to atleast matching, if not higher, investment returns
  • High pay-out
  • Tested history of preservation of capital

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Life Portfolio

10.3%

6.2%

10.3%

13.2%

16.1%

BSE 500

9.2%

5.5%

9.9%

8.2%

9.5%

Nifty

7.6%

8.3%

10.3%

8.3%

9.3%

* Inception Date: 1st September 2008

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK Indian Entrepreneur Portfolio

The portfolio invests into ASK Indian entrepreneurs with adequate skin in the game who have demonstrated high standards of governance, vision, execution, wisdom, capital allocation and capital distribution skills. They run businesses that are amongst the highest long-term earnings growth.

  • Focus is on top-drawer earnings growth without capital dilution
  • High quality of business
  • Meaningfully large margin of safety
  • Size of opportunity remains at a high enough level and growing

Watch a short video explaining the Portfolio Philosophy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG51aqcsvuI

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Indian Entrepreneur Portfolio

14.3%

10.0%

14.4%

16.8%

18.2%

BSE 500

9.2%

5.5%

9.9%

8.2%

9.0%

Nifty

7.6%

8.3%

10.3%

8.3%

9.2%

* Inception Date: 25th January 2010

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK Strategic Portfolio

The ASK strategic portfolio emphasises on investing into businesses with among the highest 'margin of safety' or 'price-value gap', while ensuring that the earnings growth, quality of business and size of opportunity remain at a high enough level. The portfolio seeks to achieve quality long-term returns through unearthing of 'value'. The quality of management remains at the highest level.

  • Large size of opportunity
  • Quality of business or ROCE is at a superior level
  • High earnings growth

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Strategic Portfolio

10.2%

5.5%

10.9%

13.8%

14.4%

BSE Midcap

12.1%

0.0%

9.0%

8.1%

8.8%

Nifty

7.6%

8.3%

10.3%

8.3%

8.7%

* Inception Date:  31st December 2009

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK India Select Portfolio

ASK India Select is a best ideas portfolio representing all the key value-creating attributes. The portfolio represents an eclectic mix of:

  • Size of opportunity
  • Earnings growth
  • Quality of the business
  • Price-value gap

The portfolio aims to achieve an overall optimal blend. Also important to note that, quality of management remains at the highest level.

Watch a short video explaining the Portfolio Philosophy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPHkREkZcGE

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK India Select Portfolio

7.9%

5.4%

11.2%

14.9%

16.1%

BSE 500

9.2%

5.5%

9.9%

8.2%

8.6%

Nifty

7.6%

8.3%

10.3%

8.3%

8.7%

* Inception Date: 4th January 2010

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK Domestic Resurgence Portfolio

The portfolio aims to identify long-term sustainable domestic growth business opportunities which are likely to benefit from acceleration in domestic economy.

  • Concentrated strategy of carefully identified businesses across range of market capitalization which are likely to benefit from acceleration in domestic economy
  • Focused portfolio of high-quality and high-growth businesses that are positioned for compounding in the long-term
  • Buying businesses with a large competitive advantage in industries with a large size of opportunity, that offer superior growth over long period of time

Watch a short video explaining the Portfolio Philosophy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYjArcXVwgQ

 

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Domestic Resurgence Portfolio

8.0%

 NA

NA 

NA

7.6%

BSE 500

9.2%

NA

NA

NA

6.3%

Nifty

7.6%

NA

NA

NA

8.0%

* Inception Date: 21st June 2018

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK Financial Opportunities Portfolio

The portfolio invests in a portfolio of businesses representing quality and superior long-term compounding potential, largely representing from the Banking and Financial Services industry.

  • Concentrated strategy of carefully identified businesses across range of market capitalization representing the Banking and Financial Services industry.
  • Focused portfolio of high-quality and high-growth businesses that are positioned for compounding in the long-term
  • Buying businesses with a large competitive advantage in industries with a large size of opportunity, that offer superior growth over long period of time

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Financial Opportunities Portfolio

-1.5%

NA

NA

NA

4.9%

S&P BSE Finance

-3.7%

NA

NA

NA

4.4%

* Inception Date: 26th June 2018

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK India Vision Portfolio

The portfolio aims to generate returns for the investors through price appreciation of the stocks held over a period of time.

  • Concentrated strategy of carefully identified businesses across range of market capitalization
  • Focused portfolio of high-quality and high-growth businesses that are positioned for compounding in the long-term
  • Buying businesses with a large competitive advantage in industries with a large size of opportunity, that offer superior growth over long period of time

 

1 Month

3 Months

6 Months

9 Months

Since Inception

ASK India Vision Portfolio

14.0%

16.2%

30.8%

5.9%

8.3%

BSE 500

11.7%

14.1%

36.9%

16.2%

9.7%

Nifty

11.4%

13.9%

35.4%

15.8%

7.9%

* Inception Date: 20th November 2019

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.

ASK Emerging Opportunities Portfolio

The objective is to build a concentrated portfolio of businesses across range of market capitalization (large, mid, and small cap), representing quality and superior long-term compounding potential.

  • Concentrated strategy of carefully identified businesses across range of market capitalization
  • Highly focused portfolio of high-quality and high-growth businesses that are positioned for outstanding compounding in the long-term
  • Buy and hold strategy with minimal churn
  • Buying businesses with a large competitive advantage in industries with a large size of opportunity, that offer superior growth over long period of time

 

1 Year

3 Years CAGR

5 Years CAGR

10 Years CAGR

CAGR Since Inception *

ASK Emerging Opportunities Portfolio

11.2%

4.6%

 NA

NA 

8.1%

BSE Midcap

12.1%

0.0%

NA

NA

3.2%

Nifty

7.6%

8.3%

NA

NA

8.8%

* Inception Date: 24th August 2017

 

Note: Performance figures are net of all fees and expenses.

ASK Portfolio returns are composite returns of all the Portfolios aligned to the investment approach as on November 27, 2020. Returns for individual client may differ depending on time of entry in the Portfolio. Past performance may or may not be sustained in future and should not be used as basis for comparison with other investments. Returns for 1 year or lesser time horizon are absolute returns, while more than 1 year are CAGR. Returns have been calculated using Time Weighted Rate of Return method (TWRR) as prescribed by the SEBI.