Mr. Sailesh Raj Bhan has over 24 years of experience in Indian Equity Markets with over 15 years at Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited in Fund Management. He manages the flagship diversified equity schemes like Nippon India Multi Cap Fund (previously Nippon India Equity Opportunities Fund) - a strategy with assets of over Rs10,000cr ($1.5bn) since its inception in March 2005 and Nippon India Large Cap Fund (previously Nippon India Top200 Fund) – with assets of over Rs13000cr (over $1.8bn) since its inception 2007.
Sailesh also manages the Largest Pharma Sector Fund in India since its inception 15 years back in May 2004, in addition to managing Nippon India Consumption Fund – a broad based Consumption Thematic product since 2004. He also advises on international mandates for some strategies for the last 5 years.
Samir Rachh has graduated in commerce from Mumbai University. He has total Experience of more than 29 years. Of which, five and half years with Capital Market Magazine as Assistant Editor, 3 Years Running own research and investment advisory firm Anvicon Research as managing partner, Five years with Hinduja Finance managing funds and research, four years with Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd, of which two years as Head of Institution Research and two years as head of PMS. He is working with NIMF for last twelve years. He specializes in mid cap/Small Cap stocks.
Mr. Sanjay Doshi has over 16 years of experience in equity research and fund management. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited) in 2011, he has worked with Macquarie Securities and JP Morgan. He is a qualified Chartered Account, has done MBA with specialization in Finance from NMIMS (Deemed University), Mumbai and is CFA Charterholder.
Ms. Meenakshi Dawar has over 11 years of experience in Fund Management and Equity Research. She is currently managing Nippon India Value Fund and Nippon India Vision Fund at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Prior to joining Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited), she was managing Large Cap and Hybrids funds at IDFC mutual fund. She was also instrumental in launch of various new products at IDFC. She has also worked with ICICI Securities as Equity Research Analyst covering Indian Markets. She has a done her Post Graduate in management from Indian Institute of management - Ahmadabad and B.Tech from IGIT-Delhi.
Manish Gunwani is CIO - Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Manish graduated from IIT Chennai with a B.Tech and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore.
Manish has over 21 years of work experience primarily in equities spanning roles in equity research and fund management. He has also co-founded a technology company in the document management space.
During his stint at ICICI Prudential AMC, he managed two flagship funds of the mutual fund whose assets grew from $1bn to $5bn in 5 years. One of the funds grew from $50m to $3bn becoming the second largest fund in the industry. As deputy CIO he was instrumental in various aspects of asset management including setting up research processes, product strategy, developing talent of the team etc.
Manish has immense experience in equity research and has also spent two years working in a portfolio management company whose focus was midcaps.
Having traveled extensively across the world, Manish has attended many global investment conferences and seminars.
Ashutosh Bhargava is Head- Equity Research and Fund Manager at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). He has over 14 years of post MBA work experience in investment research. He is working with Nippon India for over 12 years now. Prior to that, he has worked as an analyst for over 2 years at JP Morgan in their "Global Economics Team" based out of Mumbai. He specializes in macro and rule based investment strategies. Ashutosh has done an MBA in Finance from NMIMS (Deemed University), Mumbai.
Dhrumil Shah is Assistant Fund Manager – Equity Investments at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Dhrumil has over 13 years of experience in equity research and fund management. Prior to Joining NIMF, he was managing mid cap fund as well as large cap funds at Birla Sun Life Insurance. Prior to Birla Sun Life, he was associated with ASK Investment Managers as portfolio manager. Dhrumil is a graduate from Mumbai University and a Qualified Charted Accountant.
Vinay Sharma is Equity Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Vinay graduated in architecture from MNIT Jaipur and did his post graduate diploma in computer aided management from IIM Calcutta. He has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, conferred by CFA Institute, USA.
Vinay has a total experience of around 14 years. Before his association with Nippon India Mutual Fund, Vinay worked as a fund manager at ICICI Prudential Management for several years managing both diversified and thematic funds. Prior to that he has been an equity research analyst at AIG Global Asset Management and JP Morgan India.
Vinay has been instrumental in many NFO launches and product initiatives in his previous stints, and has attended several global investment conferences and seminars.
Kinjal Desai is Fund Manager – Overseas at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Kinjal has obtained her Masters in Economics from Warwick University, UK. She has a total experience of 6 years as Research Analyst – Equities at Nippon India Mutual Fund where she started her career as an Associate.
Arun Sundaresan is Co-Fund Manager (Quant Fund) & Head, Product Management Group, at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (Formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). He has a total work experience of more than 17 years, all in the financial services Industry, with the last 15 years in Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has held various positions in the sales & distribution function and also had a stint at the corporate strategy function before taking up the current role in the product management and as a Co-Fund Manager. His current profile primarily involves developing and promoting investor-friendly mutual fund products and features.
He has done his BE (Hons) Chemical from BITS, Pilani and followed it up with Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management (PGDEM) from T.A.Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He has also earned the right to use the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter from the CFA Institute, USA
Anand Gupta is an Equity Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund, and is also responsible for the Equity Trading Desk. He has been with NIMF since March 2008. His previous stints include ICICI Prudential AMC as Vice President – Dealings Equity & Derivatives and MF Global ltd as AVP – sales trading for Mutual Funds and domestic institutions. Anand has completed his MBA degree in Finance from ITM- Mumbai.
Tejas Sheth is Co-Fund Manager & Research Analyst – Equity at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited (formerly Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited). An alumnus of T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Tejas has over 14 years of experience in Indian Equities, worked across the research and investment functions. He started his career with Darashaw & Co., being an integral part of the family office looking after investments in Indian equities. Later, he moved to sell side of the industry and joined institutional equity firm Emkay Global Financial as Lead Analyst, wherein he serviced large institutional investors on sectoral themes and investment ideas for multiple sectors.
Vikram Dhawan is Fund Manager - Commodities at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Vikram has over two decades of experience in Commodities, Fund Management, Enterprise Risk Management and Investing in Corporate and Banking sectors in India and Overseas.
Prior joining us, he was associated with Reliance AIF Management Ltd, and Reliance Capital. Before his association with us, he was managing risk portfolio with Gold Matrix Pte, Singapore.
Vikram is B. E Mechanical from Nagpur University and also P G Diploma Holder in Materials Management.
Aishwarya Deepak Agarwal is a Senior Research Analyst & Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He is a certified CA, and CFA charter holder from US CFA Institute. He has a total experience of 19 years out of which he has spent 6.5 years with NIMF.
Nikhil Rungta has over 12 years of industry experience in Equity Markets. He is a Co-Fund Manager & Research Analyst at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Prior to this he was working with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company as an Investment Manager and Research Head – BFSI where he used to handle investments and research of various sectors.
Nikhil is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and has completed his MBA-Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai. He is also FRM Charter holder conferred by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), USA.
Amar brings with him over 13 years of experience in Investment Research and Portfolio Management. He joins us from HDFC Asset Management Company Limited where he has handled multiple roles in Investment – Equity function such as Portfolio Management for PMS business, & performing Equity research in various sectors such as Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Retail, Construction Materials.
Amar has completed his MBA from Columbia Business School & London Business School, holds a CFA & CA degree and his B.Com from Pune University.
Rupesh Patel has joined as a Senior Fund Manager in Investment Equity team at Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited. He comes with over 21 years of experience across listed Equity Investments, Pvt Equity RE investments, Credit Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Infrastructure projects. Prior to joining us he was working with Tata Asset Management Limited since 2008 where he was managing some of their flagship funds like Midcap Growth, Large Cap, Tax Savings, Focused Equity Fund and Infrastructure Funds. Rupesh is a civil engineering graduate and an MBA in Finance from Sardar Patel University.
Mr. Bhavik Dave has over 9 years of experience in Equity Research. He is Research Analyst & Co-Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. Prior to this he was working with Motilal Oswal Securities Limited - institutional equities. Bhavik Dave joined NAM India in 2014 as Research Associate. He is currently handling Nippon India Banking Fund at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has done his Graduation in Finance followed it up with Post Graduate Diploma & Management, Capital markets (PGDM) from Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai.
Mr. Prateek Poddar is Research Analyst & Co-Fund Manager at Nippon India Mutual Fund. He has been with NIMF since 2018. He has total of 9 years of experience. Prior to this he was working with ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. He holds a CFA & CA degree and his B. Com from Mumbai University.