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Statistical Arbitrage – Investors

pitch-book on medium & low


frequency

www.samssara.com
Samssara investment products:
Samsarra Conservative
Samssara Aggressive

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Product snapshot

Product Samssara Conservative Samssara Aggressive

Size in Cr 75 50

Leveraged gross exposure in Cr 150 150

Allocation by strategy in Cr

Basket - Medium Freq 45.0 40.0

Single stock- Medium Freq 22.5 30.0

Basket - Low Freq 60.0 50.0

Single stock - Low Freq 22.5 30.0

Expected returns p.a. 20-28% 30-42%

Recommended investment period (years) 2 3

Fee structure (fixed/performance) 2%/20% 2%/25%

Exit load (before recommended period) 2% 2%

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Indicative term sheet – Baskets stat-arb

Details Terms

Investment Size in Cr 5 (recommended)

Leveraged gross exposure in Cr 15 (recommended)

Recommended and minimum investment period (months) 12 and 36+

Prime broker Can be chosen by the client

Fee structure (fixed/performance/bonus ticker/exit) 2%/20%*/25%**/~1%

Data feed costs (part of fixed fees) 18,000 INR / an

Prime brokerage costs 0.01%

Statutory levies such as STT At cost

* Performance calculations Net of costs not taxes

** bonus ticker kick-in Performance greater than 48% pa

Client reporting Daily – on a per trade basis

Risk – Leverage limits 3.5X

Risk – Single stock & Net exposure < 10% & < 8% of gross resp.

Risk – Portfolio stop loss 12% of drawdown

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Indicative term sheet – Single stocks stat-arb

Details Terms

Investment Size in Cr 1.0-1.5 (recommended)

Leveraged gross exposure in Cr 3.0-4.0 (recommended)

Recommended and minimum investment period (months) 6 and 36+

Prime broker Can be chosen by the client

Fee structure (fixed/performance/bonus ticker/exit) 2%/20%*/25%**/~1%

Data feed costs (part of fixed fees) 18,000 INR / an

Prime brokerage costs 0.01%

Statutory levies such as STT At cost

* Performance calculations Net of costs not taxes

** bonus ticker kick-in Performance greater than 48% pa

Client reporting Daily – on a per trade basis

Risk – Leverage limits 3.5X

Risk – Single stock & Net exposure < 10% & < 8% of gross resp.

Risk – Portfolio stop loss 12% of drawdown

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Product risks and drawdowns
Product 2:1 Leverage 3:1 Leverage

Average Annualized Return 24% 36%

Annualized Volatility 14% 21%

Probability of losing 10% in 3 Year 1% 1.2%

Probability of losing 5% in 1 Year 5% 10%

Probability of losing 10% in 1 Year 3% 6%

Probability of losing 20% in 1 Year 1% 3%

Probability of losing 5% in 6 Months 7% 14%

Probability of losing 10% in 6 Months 4% 8%

Probability of losing 20% in 6 Months 1.5% 4%

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Why Samssara?

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Combination of commitment, capability and
opportunity
• Samssara commitment
• Long term commitment to growing the business - passionate about the subject
combined with academic and practical expertise – enjoy what we do
• Long term commitment with investors

• Samssara stability
• Lean cost structure and very low corporate overheads
• Term sheets to attract 3 corporate investors / distribution partners with symbolic
corpus invested in exchange of token equity

• Samssara capability
• Dedicated quantitative traders and analysts with international experience
• Proven models across different market conditions and frequencies
• Ability to re-innovate and build new and leading edge quant models

• Opportunity due to limited expertise on quantitative trading in the market


• Most quant traders reside outside India due to lack of scope
• Less know-how in India about the quant based market structure
• 50-60% of quant trading in India done from outside the country
• Lack of expertise amongst Indian investors and proprietary houses

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What we offer to end investors…
• Alternative asset class (independent to equity return)
• Hedge to volatile markets (e.g.: 2008)
• Client portfolio diversification
• X% in equities vs. Y% in quantitative market neutral
• Superior Alpha
• Low correlation to market ([-0.3 : 0.3])
• High Sharpe ratio [> 3]
• Consistent in Historical Back-test and Live
• Currently tracking 1500 Baskets
• Currently tracking 3 dimensions

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Statistical Arbitrage Methodology

Stock futures with average daily turnover > 25 Cr. Per day

Divide stocks into sub-sector

Create universe of pairs and baskets

Daily statistical checks for mean reversions

Live time checks for risk neutrality

Live time checks for the portfolio optimization

Live time checks for optimal execution and order book depth

Automated execution, position management and trade


bookings

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Samssara team
• Manish Jalan is the chief strategist and director of the company. Prior to Samssara,
Manish was a Quantitative Prop Trader in Tokyo, with Merrill Lynch for over 4 Yrs. He
has developed and implemented factor and high/medium/low frequency trading
models, which contributed more than $10 Mn. to the Prop Desk profitability. Prior to
Merrill, Manish has worked with Simplex Technology in Japan and Aditi Technologies
in Bangalore. Manish is a B. Tech and M. Tech from IIT Bombay.

• Rajesh Baheti is the incubation partner and director of the company and has more
then 15 years of experience in trading India markets.. He is the founding director of
Crossseas Capital Services (One of the first clients of Samssara) which currently
operates 5 offices in Mumbai and several others across the country. Crossseas
provides advisory in systematic trading opportunities to selected clients in India and
abroad. Rajesh holds a PGDM from IIMA.

• Mangesh Hirve is the executive director of the company and has more than 15
years of experience in Financial Services. Mangesh has led teams delivering complex
analytics projects in financial services for European asset management firms and
was profiled on the Swiss national TV and in the magazine Bilanz. Earlier he has
worked with Capgemini Consulting where he was the Country Lead for Financial
Services and sales manager for France managing EUR 15 mn. Mangesh holds a B.
Tech from IIT Bombay and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

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Track record

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Track record pre Samssara
Chief Strategy Developer: MJ
• Worked for 3 years at
• Proprietary trading desk at Merrill Lynch, Tokyo
• Worked with highly qualified systematic quantitative traders
• Traded Asia-Pac and emerging markets using automated quant models
• Assets Managed
• Medium frequency long/short models: $25 mn. long/ $25 mn. short
• High frequency intra day models: $15 mn. daily turnover
• Returns
• Generated profits of more then $10 mn. using quant models
• Contributed significantly with quant intelligence on the overall
profitability of the desk which stood at $150 mn. Within 3 years.
• India centric:
• Running models in Indian market since Jul’2009 on gross exposure of
Rs. 20 cr.

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Performance in live trading at Samssara
Analysis on Gross Exposure (Annualized)  
Average ROI Annually 20.60%
Volatility in ROI Annually 7.17%
Annualized Sharpe Ratio (of, ROI) 2.87
Daily VAR as % of Gross Invested Capital 1.20%
Peak to Trough Drawdown (On Gross Exposure) -1.96%
Peak to Trough Drawdown on Nifty -11.81%
Analysis on Margin Exposure (of 33 %)  
Annualized ROI On Margin 61.80%
Volatility in ROI Annually On Margin 21.52%
Annualized Sharpe Ratio, On Margin 2.87
Daily VAR as % of Margin Exposure 3.61%
Peak to Trough Drawdown -5.88%
- Incepted in July’ 2009 in NSE stock futures
- Started with gross exposure of Rs. 1 cr. and scaled to
current Rs. 20 cr.

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ROI (%) on Gross Exposure – Live Trading

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ROI (%) Comparison – Live Trading

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Monthly P&L – Live Trading

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Systematic Risks and Mitigation
Risk factor Mitigation in high-frequency Mitigation in medium/low frequency
• Market direction • Very short term (<5 min.) • Always dollar neutral
risk • Holding >5 min. is dollar neutral •Equal dollar value of long/short
• Sector risk • Very short term •Always sector/sub industry neutral
• Unwind all positions intra-day
• Single stock risk • Don’t trade on day of earnings (T-1, •Long side exposure on single stock less
T+1) then 10%
• Portfolio never skewed on single •Short side exposure on singe stock less
stock then 6%

• Liquidity risk • Confined to Nifty 50 stocks •Confined to 90 most liquid futures


• Stocks which trades more then •Never hold more then 10% of ADV
$5mn. Daily
• Corporate action •Automated handling of stock splits and bonus issuance
risk (stock-split etc.)

•Slippage risk • Automated executions to minimize slippage


• Uses advanced multiple signal techniques to enter and exit positions.
•System crash / •Advanced backup and auto-recovery to manage current positions
software risk •Ensures that system can be re-started from where stopped
Personnel risk •Dedicated man-power to each strategy
•Requires minimal IT support for everyday operation
•Requires minimal training and very easy to handle

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Back test results

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Single stock pairs and baskets across sectors in
India

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Historical back-test: On exposure of (2:1) & (3:1)

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Contact us

• Samssara Capital Technologies LLP


208/209, Veena Chambers
21 Dalal Street
Mumbai – 400001
• Web: www.samssara.com
• Contact Person:
• Manish Jalan
• Tel: +919867832726
• Email: manish@samssara.com

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