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  • Anand Shah

    Anand Shah

    Head - Investments and Deputy CEO

  • Ritesh Jain

    Ritesh Jain

    Chief Investment Officer

  • Karthikraj Lakshmanan

    Karthikraj Lakshmanan

    Senior Fund Manager

  • Abhijeet Dey

    Abhijeet Dey

    Senior Fund Manager

  • Mayank Prakash

    Mayank Prakash

    Fund Manager

  • Chockalingam Narayanan

    Chockalingam Narayanan

    Head - Research

  • Saumil Mehta

    Saumil Mehta

    Senior Research Analyst

  • Ronak Negandhi

    Ronak Negandhi

    Credit Analyst

  • Neeraj Saxena

    Neeraj Saxena

    Dealer - Equities

Anand Shah

Head - Investments and Deputy CEO

Anand Shah

Mr. Shah joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in March 2011 and is the Head of Investments of BNPP AM India. He is responsible for managing the investment team and the performance of all onshore portfolios managed and offshore mandates sub-advised by the business. As Deputy CEO, he oversees the sales team along with his investment management responsibilities.

Over 17 years of extensive experience in asset management and handling diverse portfolios in dynamic markets makes Mr. Shah a sought after subject matter expert. His strong leadership and ability to inspire his teams have proved to be significant tools for portfolio growth and development across organisations.

Prior to joining BNPP AM, Mr. Shah was Head of Equities at Canara Robeco Asset Management where he oversaw the management of a number of high-performing equity funds including the 5-star rated Canara Robeco Equity Diversified – Growth, which won numerous local awards. Mr. Shah’s other senior roles in India included Co-Head of Equities at ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund (January 2007 – April 2008) and Vice-President for Investments at Kotak Mutual Fund (May 2000 to December 2006).

Mr. Shah is the recipient of ‘CIO of the Year’ award for the years 2014 and 2015 from Asia Asset Management. Academically, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a B.E. degree from Regional Engineering College, Surat.

Ritesh Jain

Chief Investment Officer

Ritesh Jain

Mr. Ritesh Jain joined BNP Paribas Mutual Fund as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in June 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team of investment professionals managing a wide range of funds across different asset classes.

He has close to 20 years in the Financial Services Industry and has held leadership positions in various Asset Management Companies. Prior to BNP Paribas Mutual Fund, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Tata Asset Management.

Mr. Jain is a forward - thinking leader with a passion for growing businesses in a dynamic market environment. His experience and expertise have entailed significant portfolio growth and development. His investment philosophy is characterized by a long-term view and he believes in a participatory approach to leadership coupled with cross functional collaboration and strong team work.

He is a keen follower of current affairs and his articles regularly feature in leading financial publications such as Economic Times, Mint, The Wall Street Journal et al. He is also the author of a weekly column in ET markets, “What I read” which has a readership of over 50000.

Mr. Jain has a Master’s Degree in Business Economics.

Karthikraj Lakshmanan

Senior Fund Manager

Karthikraj Lakshmanan

Mr. Karthikraj Lakshmanan is at the helm as the Senior Fund Manager – Equities at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM), since July 2008. He brings a wealth of experience of over 11 years coupled with insightful knowledge of the financial domain.

Mr. Lakshmanan has previously held several leadership positions including Senior Research Analyst in the Portfolio Management Services division of ICICI Prudential AMC assisting the Fund Manager in managing Equity Portfolios. He has also garnered valuable experience working with Goldman Sachs in the Global Investment Research Division and with Wholesale Banking Group of ICICI Bank.

A seasoned professional, Mr. Lakshmanan is an astute reader of the market dynamics and brings strong fund management capabilities to the table.

Mr. Lakshmanan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from SPJIMR, Mumbai. He has a CFA Level 3 (CFAI, USA) degree as well.

Abhijeet Dey

Senior Fund Manager

Abhijeet Dey

Mr. Dey joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in August 2011 as a Senior Research Analyst. With over 14 years of extensive experience and unmatched expertise in the equities domain, he exemplifies the company’s commitment to excellence and is skilled at identifying investment opportunities – a strength that he consistently brings to the fore.

In his previous assignments, Mr. Dey has been Vice President – Research at Kotak Mahindra AMC, tracking the Automotive, Cement and Capital Goods Sectors. He was also a part of the Equity Research Team at Pioneer Intermediaries and Indiainfoline.com.

Mr. Dey is an engineering graduate from Mumbai University and has a Master’s degree in management.

Mayank Prakash

Fund Manager

Mayank Prakash

Mr. Prakash has over a decade of robust experience in debt fund management, where his speciality lies in solving clients’ pressing challenges. As a fund manager, he develops fixed-income portfolios and processes market analytics that helps clients stay ahead of the curve.

In his previous stint, Mr. Prakash was fund manager with Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd. and helped research equities. His commitment to clients, dedication to in-depth research, and proven expertise is what makes him stand out.

Mr. Prakash is a Chartered Accountant and has completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Kanpur University.

Chockalingam Narayanan

Head - Research

Chockalingam Narayanan

Mr. Chockalingam Narayanan brings to the table over 12 years of extensive experience in investment research. With in-depth knowledge and an eye for detail, he is instrumental in analysing business fundamentals to derive relevant, useful and actionable information to make informed decisions for BNPP AM. He is consistently relied upon for providing thorough analysis of the macro-economy and financial markets that serve as the foundation for investment strategies.

Prior to his service with the firm, Mr. Narayanan worked with Deutsche Equities India Pvt. Ltd. and at Batlivala & Karani Securities.

Mr. Narayanan has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal.

Saumil Mehta

Senior Research Analyst

Saumil Mehta

Mr. Saumil Mehta is a sought after Senior Research Analyst at BNPP AM. His responsibilities include Financial Modelling, Business Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Valuation.

Prior to BNPP AM, Mr. Mehta has been a Co-Lead – Metals & Mining, India Equity Research at IDFC Securities Ltd. handling Institutional Equities, a Senior Analyst, Asia Pacific – Metals & Mining at JP Morgan Services India Pvt. Ltd. He has also handled Investment Banking and an Analyst, Financial Institutional Group (FIG) at CRISIL handling Global Corporate Ratings.

Mr. Mehta holds a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance).

Ronak Negandhi

Credit Analyst

Ronak Negandhi

A financial risk analysis specialist, Mr. Negandhi has over 6 years of experience with over 4 years in Research and Credit Analysis. His responsibilities include analysing financial profiles of businesses for investment purpose. He is also seasoned in developing mathematical and statistical models for forecasting credit risks in a variety of situations.

In his previous stints, Mr. Negandhi was responsible for Debt Research and has worked with prestigious firms like IDBI Mutual Fund and CRISIL Limited.

Mr. Negandhi is a post graduate in Finance and has completed CFA Level III.

Neeraj Saxena

Dealer - Equities

Neeraj Saxena

Mr. Neeraj Saxena, with rich experience of nine years in the Indian financial services industry, handles the responsibility of being the Dealer in equity domain for BNP Paribas AM.

Prior to joining BNPP AM, Mr. Saxena was the Assistant Vice President - Institutional Equity Sales at Stratcap Securities. He has also held notable positions like Head - Communication Cell at Karvy Stock Broking and Senior Investment Advisor at Iden Investment Advisor.

Mr. Saxena holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management with specialisation in Finance and also a Master’s Degree in Science (Organic Chemistry).

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