FidelFolio Investment


About FidelFolio Investments

What are the products offered?

FidelFolio offers 5 equity strategies for different risk profiles:

  1. Great Himalayan Compounder: Avg. Risk, Long-Term
  2. Shihvalik Compounder: Lower Ticket version of Great Himalayan
  3. Safe Fortress: Low Risk, Long-term
  4. Young Everest Equity: Smallcap, Above avg. Risk
  5. Little Orion Equity: Smallcap, Above avg. Risk
What is their investment philosophy?

Finding quality companies with deep-rooted moats and staying invested for long -term in Indian markets generates tremendous wealth. The wealth generation is almost entirely attributed to compounding of earnings of the underlying companies, and not so much on trying to 'time the markets'.

What make such a 'simple' sounding investment philosophy not so 'easy' to follow?

  1. Discipline & patience to stay invested amidst all the noise and chaos of stock market. Inaction is very difficult and rare virtue in investing, but equally rewarding
  2. Identifying the great companies which would compound their earnings at high return on capital year-after-year for 5-10 year periods

How does FidelFolio execute this investment philosophy?

We believe that the holy grail of investment in today's world is where classic fundamental investment philosophy meets new age machines. Using our experience and deep understanding of investments, we have created proprietary machine learning algorithm to identify companies that would be profit compounders over the next 5-10 years. Our system has been trained with over 50 million data points of all listed companies in the Indian markets since 1991. Our system has been trained to identify stocks that are expected to generate 25%+ CAGR investment returns over long-term. These stocks are subjected to our proprietary clean accounting framework to weed out the companies with unscrupulous promoter and management.

Is it a black-box-algorithm that invests blindly in what machine learning system recommends?

We believe a combination of human and machines is the most effective duo in investments today. Our team of fundamental analysts works on understanding the underlying drivers and reasons why the stocks would produce compounding earnings over the next decade. Only once we achieve the conviction for each stock we include it in the portfolio. We believe human oversight is of utmost importance to effectively leverage the power of machines today.

Details of advisory fee.
Who is creating these smallcases?

FidelFolio Investments is ML-backed fundamental rule-based investment firm. We create equity portfolios for long-term wealth creation with low portfolio turnover that are operable at large scale.


· Benefits of ML backed rule-based-investing - Extensive analytics and NO Human Biases & Errors

· Investment team trains the two ML engines: a) Strategy Creator and b) Strategy Backtester

· Both ML engines work in a self-improving feedback loop to create investment strategies / rules with best risk adjusted returns

· Investment team validates selected strategies for economic rationale

· Transparent, human understandable rules with economic rationale are selected

· Final portfolio is based on combination of all selected strategies


Fidelfolio has been founded by Kislay Upadhyay. He has over a decade of stock investing experience. In the professional career, he has worked across investment banking, asset management & investment analysis roles at Synergy Consulting, Ambit Capital, Abakkus Asset Managers, NSE. Having worked with investment veterans in small teams, he had early opportunity to get exposure to industry defining work. He has been a core member of the team that pioneered rule-based investment with human deep-dive in India. Over the past 4 years, the strategy has generated an IRR in excess of 25%.


He has been in the core team that developed 'Coffee

Can' investment strategy and wrote national bestseller investment book: 'Coffee

Can Investing - The Low Risk Road to Stupendous Wealth' (2018). He also

co-authored acclaimed report: 'The Big Call - Bubble in Quality' (2019).


Kislay holds MBA from IIM Lucknow, BE from VTU, CFA

(Level II) and a participant & contributor in the program 'Artificial

Intelligence in Financial Markets' by NSE Academy.

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.

How can I cancel my eMandate?

One of the payment method available to subscribe to a fee based smallcase is eNACH where an e-Mandate is created.

If you want to cancel your e-Mandate(s) linked with any of your fee based smallcase subscription, please drop an email to with the following details:

  • Email used for subscription
  • Subscribed smallcase Name

We will share the mandate(s) details in response to your request including the below:

  • Mandate maximum limit
  • Mandate Validity
  • UMRN no. (Unique Mandate Registration Number)

To proceed with the cancellation of the mandate, we would require your confirmation by email after verifying the mandate and payment details. 

After receiving your confirmation, we will process the mandate cancellation and update you with the status within 72 hours.