Tikona Capital


About tikona-capital

What are the products offered?

Our products are driven by our investment philosophy of building LONG TERM WEALTH by investing in high-QUALITY businesses at reasonable relative valuations. Our products are built after due consideration to: 

BUSINESS: Sector opportunity, growth drivers, profitability enablers, capital efficiency.

MANAGEMENT: Healthy Return on equity with low leverage, efficient capital allocation and Leadership to create differentiation.

VALUATIONS: Reasonable relative valuations giving due consideration to business dynamics and management quality.

We recommend select 15-25 stocks which are robust businesses generating healthy returns on equity and capable management to generate a superior risk-adjusted return for a longer tenure. Large Cap and a Muti Cap portfolio.

What is their investment philosophy?

Our curiosity arises from : Wealth is created with TIME in the market rather than TIMING the market. As Jack C Bogle says, Time is your friend; impulse is your enemy.

We emphasize high-quality companies with the potential for long-term customer success. We are committed to achieving superior risk-adjusted returns because we believe risk management by elimination is essential to our investing strategy. We allocate capital only based on fundamentals and prefer to invest in firms focused on both value and growth.

Our investment philosophy is to build WEALTH by investing in high-QUALITY businesses at reasonable relative valuations that offer SUSTAINABLE and COMPOUNDED risk-adjusted returns with a concentrated exposure.

We are driven by Research, built with Networks and act with Conviction.

Details of advisory fee.
Who is creating these smallcases?

Sumit Poddar, the founder at Tikona Capital, has over a decade and a half of experience in Equities, Investments and Portfolio Management, working as Fund manager and Head of Equities with top institutions of the country like Aditya Birla Sunlife, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance, and Tata Consultancy Services. He has managed more than 2,000 Cr of AUM with the above financial organizations. He is an All India rank holder in Chartered Accountancy, completed CFA level 2 and Bachelors of Commerce from Mumbai University.

During his tenure with the above institutions, he established his wealth-creation skills by formulating and building stock portfolios based on top-down and bottom stock-picking strategies to achieve competitive, sustainable returns. Stock selection and allocation to the portfolio are driven by deep industry/company research, competitive analysis, and due consideration of global/domestic macroeconomics, interest rate environments and differentiating earnings growth in such environments. He has managed portfolios including Large-cap funds, midcap funds, balanced funds, absolute return funds and highest NAV funds. He managed Aditya Birla  Sunlife Insurance - Value and momentum fund, which delivered the highest return in FY17, outperforming the small-cap and midcap funds in mutual funds or the insurance industry, thereby more than doubling the AUM of the fund.

Learning from experienced professionals and investment gurus across the span, some of whom are his mentors, and applying his solid foundational skills and tricky figure crunching and analytical talents to uncover investment possibilities. His strength is years of experience discovering not-so-fashionable investment ideas and building a formidable exposure to gain in multiples. Most of these ideas have had a base of solid fundamentals, differentiated business models and capable management.  

Understanding smallcases

What is a smallcase?

A smallcase is a curated basket of stocks/ETFs* that reflects a certain objective (ideas, themes, strategies), backed by the research of the smallcase manager. You can invest in a smallcase in 2 clicks.

*ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are baskets of securities that track an underlying index (Nifty, Gold, etc) and can be bought and sold on the exchange.

Who can subscribe to these smallcases?

The smallcase manager decides who can invest in the smallcases created by them and can create two types of smallcases :

  • Exclusive smallcases : smallcases which require a subscription to the smallcase manager's Advisory in order to invest in the smallcase. You can subscribe to a smallcase directly from the smallcase profile through the subscription form.
  • Public smallcases : smallcases in which anyone who has an account with our partner brokers can invest. You can invest in this smallcase by clicking on “Buy smallcase” in the smallcase profile and logging with your broker credentials.
Where can I buy the smallcase?

You can buy smallcases on any of the partner brokers. Select a smallcase, select your broker and invest in less than 2 clicks.

Our partner brokers are:

Zerodha, AxisDirect, Edelweiss, HDFC Securities, Kotak Securities, IIFL Securities, 5 Paisa, Aliceblue, Angel Broking, Trustline, Upstox, Motilal Oswal, Groww, ICICI Direct, Fundzbazar and Dhan

Investing in smallcases

How do I get started?

If you have a trading & demat account with one of the supported brokers, you can start investing in smallcases. By clicking on ‘Buy smallcase’ or ‘Login’, you can view the supported brokers and login with the respective credentials. The funds from your broker account would be used for investing in smallcases.

Why do I need to give my broker credentials?

Once you login with your broker credentials, you can use your trading account to buy and sell smallcases. The stocks would be credited to your broker linked demat account.

Further, once you’re logged in, you can securely use the funds available in your broker account to invest in smallcases.

What happens after I invest in a smallcase?

The funds from your broker account are utilised to invest in smallcases and the respective stocks are credited to your broker linked demat account.

Once you have invested, the index value of the smallcase is set to 100 on the buy day for easy tracking. You can monitor the performance of the smallcase from the Investments page on the broker’s smallcase platform.

Also, each smallcase is reviewed periodically and rebalanced to ensure your objective is on track.

What is an index value?

The index value of a smallcase indicates the absolute price returns of that particular smallcase from the date of its inception. The index value is set to 100 on the inception date of the smallcase. The current index value shows by how much it has gone up since then.

Tracking & Managing smallcases

Tracking a smallcase

When buying a smallcase, an index value of 100 is assigned to it. Overtime, if the index value is 108.54, you can easily deduce that your smallcase has generated a total return of 8.54%.

The Details view shows you a more detailed investment overview and P&L breakdown. You can also track individual stock details from the Investments page.

Are there lock-in periods?

There are no lock-in periods, so you may sell your smallcases anytime. As a concept however, smallcases work best when used for long-term investing.

How can I subscribe to these smallcases?

Exclusive smallcases can be subscribed directly from the smallcase profile by following the steps below : 

  • Fill the subscription form with your name, email and phone number
  • Choose your broker amongst the list of our partner brokers and login with your broker credentials
  • Select the subscription plan and make the payment
  • After successful payment, invest in the subscribed smallcase inside your broker platform by clicking on “Invest Now” 
What is rebalancing & why is it important?

Rebalancing is the process of ensuring the weights of the stocks in the smallcase continue to be true to the underlying smallcase strategy. The rebalance frequency is decided by the creator of the smallcase. You can update your smallcase in 2 clicks to ensure your smallcase is on track with the strategy.

How long should I be invested for?

You can request access for an exclusive smallcase by filling up the request invite form on the smallcase profile.

When we invite you to invest in a smallcase, you can buy the smallcase in 2clicks. Invite for multiple smallcases can also be requested.

When we invite you to invest in a smallcase, you can buy the smallcase in 2 clicks. Invite for multiple smallcases can also be requested.

Setting up an SIP

You can also set up an SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) for your smallcases on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. The SIP orders will not be placed automatically and will require you to place orders each time an instalment is due. We are working on making this automated soon.

Investing more in a smallcase

To invest more in a smallcase from your Investments page, click on the smallcase you want to invest more in and click the Invest More button on the right.

Are smallcases’ returns guaranteed?

No, with smallcases - you are essentially buying exchange listed securities which are exposed to market risks. Investing in market instruments involves risks and investments may lose value.

Also, the returns shown for smallcases are the historical returns. smallcases do not have any projected returns shown. Past performance does not guarantee future returns.

Exiting/Selling (Whole & Partial)

From the individual smallcase page, you can find the Exit option at the right under More Actions. You can then choose a whole exit (sell all the constituents of a smallcase and exit completely) or a partial exit (book some profits while maintaining the minimum amount).

Note: Partial Exit can only be done if you’ve invested more than the minimum amount into the smallcase.

Some/all of my orders are unfilled

Orders are unfilled under the following circumstances:

  • No demat account linked with your trading account (A demat account is required to buy smallcases)
  • Insufficient funds while placing the orders (even though a funds check is conducted when you place any order - prices might have changed resulting in a/some order/s not getting filled)
  • If a stock is already sold on the broker platform, orders might be unfilled (If you have sold an stock directly via the broker platform, this does not get updated in your smallcases and hence results in unfilled orders)

Note: Partial Exit can only be done if you’ve invested more than the minimum amount into the smallcase.

What is Repair?

Repairing the batch helps you place fresh orders for those constituents that were not filled so your smallcase can be complete. For stocks that are already sold on the broker platform, contact the support team to reconcile your holdings.

What is Archive?

Archiving a batch excludes those stocks that you have unfilled orders for and completes your smallcase without placing fresh orders.

In this case, the smallcase will not be the same as the original version you meant to buy/invest more/rebalance/exit & will differ in composition & returns.