Past positions: Vice-president, Equities, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company.
Investment mantra: Buy cheap, buy early.
Best call over the past few months: Media has worked as a sector for us.
Worst call over the past few months: Aviation and transportation has lagged.
Top picks right now: Companies which are domestically focused. Prefer business catering to the consumption trend.
Advice to small investors: Moderate expectations of returns from equities. Invest in equities, don’t trade.
Worst mistake small investors make: They buy momentum, they do not invest in businesses.
The one thing they must never forget: Diversify risks.
By Kenneth Andrade, Vice-president, Equities, Standard Chartered Premier Equity Fund
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