Portfolio Advisory Service

"Portfolio Advisory Service" is the specialized expert investment advisory arm of IDLC Investments Limited. It is a value-added service offered to our esteemed clients who seek to a high-quality portfolio management advisory and research support. We have more than one decade of expertise in analyzing performance and picking trends of the stock market. Now, IDLCIL offers you this bountiful basket of expert services as your Equity Investment Advisor.


Key Features

  • Minimum Investment Amount (Individual/Institutions): BDT 10 Lacs
  • Minimum Investment Horizon: 5 (Five) Years
  • Margin Loan Facility: N/A


Investment Process

Your Portfolio Manager will adopt a clear and transparent investment process in terms of portfolio composition, stock selection, trade execution, monitoring and rebalancing.

The investment process has been carefully designed to ensure:

  • Independent professional judgment and responsibility in each area of decision making
  • Elimination of all sorts of conflicts of interest
  • Fair dealing and objectivity in every transaction
  • Compliance of law and other fiduciary duties


Investment Approach

We adopt a Top-down Approach to determine appropriate sector allocation and security selection to build your portfolio. We use both fundamental and quantitative analysis for managing the investments.


Investment Style

Your Portfolio Manager will focus on achieving long term returns at a reasonable risk through active management of your portfolio.


Where to Invest?

Your Portfolio Manager will invest only in capital market securities (both debt and equity) approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or Bangladesh Bank. In order to protect the capital and increase the profit potential, funds may be invested, as a defense strategy, in quoted/unquoted debt securities, depository instruments, or fixed deposit accounts.

Your portfolio manager will abide by the following restrictions while making investment decisions:

  • Funds will not be invested in securities having lock in period of more than 1 year.
  • Funds will not be invested in private venture capital.
  • Funds amounting to more than 20% of your total assets will not be invested in unlisted equity/debt securities, including IPO and pre-IPO private placements.
  • Funds amounting to more than 20% and 40% of total assets will not be allocated in a single security and single industry respectively.


Risk Aspect

Prospective investors of DPM should appreciate that portfolio investment in capital market is subject to certain risk factors, as detailed below, which are not necessarily exhaustive or mutually exclusive:

  • Portfolio return is significantly dependent on the macro economic situation and the capital market in particular.
  • Lack of liquidity and extreme price volatility may significantly impact portfolio performance. Due to lack of adequate number of securities, the portfolio may not be optimally diversified. Moreover, strong positive correlation among the equity securities also greatly limits the diversification benefits.
  • Appropriate balancing between different asset classes may not be achieved due to absence of an active debt market.
  • Despite careful selection of stocks, the companies may fail to provide expected dividend or make timely disbursements.
  • The value of the portfolio assets may be affected by uncertainties such as political or social instability, adverse climatic condition, and change in any law or regulations of the territory etc. Such risk exposure may limit your portfolio's ability to achieve its stated return objective, and may result in substantial loss.


Who Will Bear the Risk?

As a client of "Portfolio Advisory Service", you need to withstand the risk of volatile portfolio performance. However, your portfolio manager will be responsible for undertaking diligent risk control measures.


Risk Control Measures

To control volatile portfolio performance, your Portfolio Manager will judiciously apply various risk control measures. The primary paradigm of risk control has been described below:

  • First, the Portfolio Manager will set appropriate limits on downside shortfall in securities, industry and portfolio levels.
  • Second, the Portfolio Manager will try to minimize risk by selecting fundamental and potential securities and achieving adequate diversification.
  • Finally and most importantly, the Portfolio Manager will continuously monitor the performance of your portfolio and the capital market conditions. Your portfolio will be actively balanced in line with the changed market scenario, if it is deemed prudent.



Daily basis Portfolio statement will be given.


Fees and Charges

  • Account Opening Fee: BDT 500
  • Management Fee (Fixed Charge): BDT 5,000 (monthly)
  • Equity Incremental Fee: 10% on incremental value (quarterly)
  • Settlement Fee: 0.40% on transaction value
  • Early Exit Fee (within tenor): Not Applicable
  • Out of Pocket and Third Party Charges (Central Depository, SMS charges etc.): At actual basis

* Subject to change at the discretion of portfolio Manager


Required Documents

  • 1 Passport Size Photograph of Applicant (Applicant’s signature and name in block letter)
  • 1 Passport Size Photograph of Nominee (Attested by the Applicant)
  • Photocopy of National ID (Applicant and Nominee). In case the nominee is minor, a document of guardian must be provided by the applicant
  • If National ID is not available, Photocopy of Passport/Driving License/Nationality Certificate with attested photo and Bank Certificate needs to be provided
  • Cheque Leaf/Bank Statement/Bank Certificate
  • Photocopy of Employee ID Card/Letter of Introduction from Employer/Visiting Card/Approval of Operational Head (if Applicant is a service holder)
  • Trade License (if Applicant is a business person)
  • 12 Digit Tin Certificate (Optional)
  • If Applicant is Housewife and does not have own income source, then the following documents are required to verify the source of fund:
  • National ID of Husband
  • Photocopy of Employee ID Card/Letter of Introduction from Employer/Visiting Card/Approval of Operational Head (if Husband is a service holder)
  • Trade License (if Husband is a business person)
  • If the applicant is Retired Person, then the following document is required to verify the source of fund:
  • Release Letter/Employee ID Card/Visiting Card from the last employer


Contact Person's Information

  • Mostafa Khalid Mahmud Rubel, CFA: +8801313 792681
  • Mahmudur Rahman Razu : +8801700 707606


“Capital market investments are subject to market risks and there is no assurance or guarantee that the objective will be achieved. However, As fund manager, IDLC will follow a disciplined and structured investment process to reduce the risk of market volatility.”