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Types of Fund Managers (based on personal experiences)

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

Techno Fundamental Fund Manager (FM): I agree with your structural fundamental story – charts are also showing accumulation and break out.

Pseudo Long Term FM: This is a structural story that will play out. Yeh quarter number kya lagta hai.

Corp Governance conscious FM: We will not buy zee stock as it was linked to KP. Can you however get me Zee Cine awards tickets? My wife would like to attend.

No Insider Info FM: Our Fund house has a strict policy against sharing insider info. Please take down my non-official mobile number. Drop me a message, if you hear anything.

Travel Enthusiast FM: We have invested in Motherson sumi. They have set up 41 new plants in 16 countries. I have visited 14 of their plants. Mexico trip was amazing.

Foodie FM: Can we have the management meeting at “Masala library". Heard they have introduced a new express menu.

Ground Research FM: Did you check with watchman if MD comes on time to office? How many cars does CEO use?

Butterfly Effect FM: Can you incorporate sensitivity of raw material cost, currency, sales decline, interest rate change on your DCF? Can you incorporate demonetization impact also?

DCF Geek FM: We only believe in DCF. Your WACC is too low. Your terminal Growth rate is too high? What is the market implied growth rate? You have to have 20-year DCF, please.

Pseudo Accounting Nerd FM: Did you check the company’s payment to directors? Why is paying so much to auditors? Why is CEO salary so much? Do they have a plane? Who uses it?

Celebrity Crazy FM: Get me meeting with Ekta or Jitendra (Balaji telefilms). Will Dhoni be present in India cements analyst meet?


About the Author

I have spent the last 15 years (2004-2019) as a Sell-side Equity Analyst covering sectors like Media, Telecom, and Consumer MidCaps. I was at SBI capital markets from 2004-2007 and at ICICI Securities from 2007-2019.

I was rated by Institutional Investor as the best analyst for Media – India for 2014-16. I am a Recreational Poker player and was the winner of the First ever WPT Indian Main event. I have dabbled a bit in Theatre. I wish I can watch more movies and read more books. Hope to travel around the globe.




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