Blogs

Inside the Mind Of the Indian Monopolist

Published on 16 Jun, 2020

Inside the Mind Of the Indian Monopolist

All happy companies are different: each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem. All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape...

India’s Kings of Capital – Part II: Deepak Parekh

Published on 27 May, 2020

India’s Kings of Capital – Part II: Deepak Parekh

In part I of this series, we looked at how Uday Kotak has successfully steered the Kotak group over the past 35 years (read Part – I here). In...

Investing Through a Crisis: A Handbook from Marcellus Investment Managers

Published on 22 May, 2020

Investing Through a Crisis: A Handbook from Marcellus Investment Managers

When stock markets crash during an economic crisis, the move to the bottom is usually so fast, that investors seldom get a chance to react in a...

Behold The Leviathan: The Remaking of Indian Capitalism

Published on 13 May, 2020

Behold The Leviathan: The Remaking of Indian Capitalism

The 20 most profitable firms in India now generate 70% of the country’s profits, up from 14% thirty years ago. The rise of India’s networked...

Rx – A Dose of Scepticism

Published on 22 Apr, 2020

Rx – A Dose of Scepticism

With communication tools becoming handier, investors are increasingly confronted with the challenge of navigating through the uncontrolled barrage of...

Reverend Thomas Bayes and a Big Buy Call on India

Published on 14 Apr, 2020

Reverend Thomas Bayes and a Big Buy Call on India

With most investors spending majority of their time reading and thinking about Coronavirus, it would be fair to say that their minds are now firmly...

Knowing the Unknowable…

Published on 01 Apr, 2020

Knowing the Unknowable…

…or how the free market messes with our minds. As we end Marcellus’ first full financial year with healthy absolute and relative returns, we are...

The Foundations of India’s Economic Recovery Are in Place

Published on 22 Mar, 2020

The Foundations of India’s Economic Recovery Are in Place

Four times in the last 40 years, a US recession alongside falling US bond yields and falling oil prices has been followed by a strong economic...

India’s Kings of Capital – Part I: Uday Kotak

Published on 18 Mar, 2020

India’s Kings of Capital – Part I: Uday Kotak

“Sometimes we are asked what it is we do all day – given we are not trading in and out of our holdings. One answer is that we are watching...