Alchemy Ascent – PMS

  • Investment Objective, Philosophy, & Strategy
  • Why Alchemy Ascent ?
  • Terms at a Glance
  • Fund Manager

Investment Objective

To generate long term risk adjusted returns.

Philosophy & Strategy

A High Risk High Return oriented strategy where capital allocation is as important as stock selection and which aims at generating long term return by investing in companies using data intensive research driven product/investment approach, to identify companies based on various parameters such as growth, valuation, quality earning and balance sheet health.

Why Alchemy Ascent?

  • All fundamentals objectively stated and backed by data.
  • Treating markets as evolutionary, not destined. So, no subjectivity and no predictions.
  • Defined selling rules.
  • Respecting reflexivity in markets.
  • Justice to the Portfolio above justice to the concept.

Investment Philosophy and Parameters:


  • Growth which is significantly more than the cost of capital
  • Consistent & Continuous growth
  • Growth adjusted for different fundamental parameters
  • Negative marking if there is high divergence or deterioration in growth


  • Value calculated as Price to Earning and/or Price to Cash Flow
  • Valuations is adjusted to the quality of firm
  • Valuation is also adjusted to the growth of the firm

Quality & Risk Management:

  • Rejection is more important than selection
  • Strict negative marks for bad balance sheet items, but no positive marks for the same as it is mandated and expected of an investment candidate
  • This also helps us filter out companies which are not managed properly OR which eventually turn out to be CAGR KILLERS

Market Cycle:

  • Presence /Absence of a rewarding market cycle
  • Stock which is appreciated by markets also increases our probability of success
  • Past behaviour of drawdown and volatility of a stock / company

Terms at a Glance

  • CATEGORY - Equity Diversified
  • TYPE - Open ended
  • FUND STYLE - Multi-cap growth
  • LAUNCH DATE - 03rd September, 2019


    Equity stocks are chosen for investment on the basis of 3 factors:

    • The company fundamentals, as reflected in reported numbers
    • Investment strategy research regarding various market cycles
    • Risk & Reward ratios

    Cash or cash equivalents are chosen when an appropriate equity opportunity is not available

    Upto 100% in equity (cash portion may be deployed in liquid funds/ debt Securities).

    Portfolio Construct: Generally 25-30 stocks across sectors.

    As per APMI Circular APMI/2022-23/02 dated March 23, 2023

    High Risk

    • General risk
      Please refer “Risk Factors” given in clause 6 of the Disclosure Document
    • Specific risk
      The Portfolio Manager doesn’t envisage any specific risks in addition to General Risk factors



Head - Quant and Portfolio Manager – Alok Agarwal

Alok has over 21 years of experience in Finance and Markets, primarily in equity research and fund management. He was working with PGIM India AMC where he was managing their oldest and flagship fund Large Cap Fund and headed their Offshore Equity Desk. He has also worked with Deutsche Asset Management, KR Choksey Shares & Securities, E-Nxt Financials Ltd and Pinnacle Academy. He holds degree of M.Com and MS (Finance) & has also completed CA, CFA & CMT.

Co - Fund Manager, Quant – Deven Ved

Deven has over 17 years of diverse business experience in financial programming and modelling, program management, shareholder reporting and consulting. In his previous role at HDFC Ergo General Insurance he spearheaded the launch of automated underwriting rule engine, enabling instantaneous policy issuance. Deven’s professional experience also includes working with financial institutions like Bharti AXA, Tata AIA Life and Deloitte Consulting. He’s highly analytical in his approach and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Sciences and Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.