Winners of the 1st Motilal Oswal Think Equity Think QGLP Contest announced!

ISB Mohali is the Winner, IIM Rohtak First Runner-up and IIM Bangalore Second Runner-up

The finals of the 1st Motilal Oswal Think Equity Think QGLP Contest was held on Monday, 2 October 2017 in the P P Gupta Auditorium with the IIM Ahmedabad Campus.

All the 13 finalist teams (listed herein) presented their stock pitches to a 3-member jury (profiled alongside). The presentations were evaluated on the following criteria –

(1) Quality of business
(2) Quality of management
(3) Growth
(4) Longevity
(5) Price
(6) Presentation and Q&A

It was a keenly fought contest, and the judges had to grapple with quite a few tied scores at the top of the table. Finally, the Chairman of the jury panel, Mr Raamdeo Agrawal exercised his casting vote to decide on the top 3 winners as follows –

Winning team : ISB Mohali (Prize money of Rs. 5,00,000/-)
First Runner-up : IIM Rohtak (Prize money of Rs. 2,00,000/-)
Second Runner-up : IIM Bangalore (Prize money of Rs. 1,00,000/-)

Hearty congratulations to the winning teams!


  • FLAME University
  • FMS Delhi
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIT Delhi
  • ISB Hyderabad
  • ISB Mohali
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
  • MDI Gurgaon
  • Welingkar Institute
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar


Mr Raamdeo Agrawal
Mr Raamdeo Agrawal is the co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited and Chairman of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (MOAMC). A Chartered Accountant, he is a pioneer of equity research in India and has been authoring the annual Motilal Oswal Wealth Creation Study for the last 21 years. Under his Chairmanship, MOAMC assets under management have grown rapidly to the current level of over INR 25,000 crores
Mr Ramesh Damani
Ramesh Damani is a member of the Bombay Stock Exchange since 1989. He is a graduate of H. R. College, Mumbai, and an MBA from California State University. He serves as the Chairman of Avenue Supermarts Ltd (known as D-Mart), and is also an independent director on the board of APTECH Ltd. He has hosted several shows for CNBC-TV18, among them, Wizards of Dalal Street, Oriental & Occidental and RD 360. He is a frequent commentator on financial issues on various business channels.
Mr Utpal Sheth
Mr Utpal Sheth is CEO and Senior Partner at Rare Group, a proprietary asset management firm with AUM exceeding US$ 1 billion. A CFA and a Cost Accountant, Mr Sheth has a trail-blazing track record in equity research and asset management. He has co-authored a book “India’s Money Monarchs”, and is also a visiting faculty for capital market related courses at various institutes including Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and UTI Institute of Capital Markets.
List of entries to the Motilal Oswal Think Equity Think QGLP Contest
No. Name of Institute
1 Bharatidasan Institute
2 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
3 BRCM College
4 Chetna Institute
6 FLAME University
7 FMS Delhi
8 FORE School of Management
9 Gogte Institute
10 Great Lakes Institute, Chennai
11 Great Lakes Institute, Gurgaon
12 Gujarat National Law University
14 IIM Ahmedabad
15 IIM Bangalore
16 IIM Calcutta
17 IIM Indore (Mumbai)
18 IIM Lucknow
No. Name of Institute
19 IIM Raipur
20 IIM Ranchi
21 IIM Rohtak
22 IIM Sambalpur
23 IIM Shillong
24 IIM Udaipur
25 IISc Bangalore
26 IIT Delhi
27 IIT Kharagpur
28 IMT Ghaziabad
29 Indira Global Business School
30 International Business School
31 International Management Institute
32 ISB Hyderabad
33 ISB Mohali
34 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute
35 KJ Somaiya Institute
36 KSR School of Management
No. Name of Institute
37 Loyola Institute of Business Administration
38 MDI Gurgaon
39 MDI, Murshidabad
40 MIET Meerut
41 N L Dalmia Institute
42 National Academy of Agricultural Research
43 NMIMS Bangalore
44 NMIMS Mumbai
45 S P Jain Institute
46 Shriram College of Commerce
48 Siva Sivani Institute
49 Sri Sri University
50 Symbiosis, Bangalore
51 Symbiosis, Pune
52 United World School
53 Welingkar Institute
54 Xavier Institute of Management

QGLP – In A Nutshell

"QGLPQuality, Growth, Longevity, reasonable Price"

Quality of business x
Quality of management

  • Stable business, preferably consumer facing
  • Huge business opportunity
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Competent management team
  • Healthy financials & ratios

Growth in earnings

  • Volume growth
  • Price growth
  • Mix change
  • Operating leverage
  • Financial leverage

Longevity — of both Q & G

  • Long-term relevance of business
  • Extending competitive advantage period
  • Initiatives to sustain growth for 10-15 years


  • Reasonable valuation, relative to growth prospects
  • High margin of safety
  • Prefer stocks with PEG of around 1x

QGLP in action

At Motilal Oswal AMC, we have applied QGLP in a disciplined fashion. It is reflected in healthy alpha across our products.

Returns since inception: Mutual Funds

Returns since inception: PMS

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