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  • Chockalingam-Narayanan

    Chockalingam Narayanan

    Head - Equities

  • Abhijeet-Dey

    Abhijeet Dey

    Senior Fund Manager

  • Karthikraj-Lakshmanan

    Karthikraj Lakshmanan

    Senior Fund Manager

  • Mayank-Prakash

    Mayank Prakash

    Fund Manager

  • Vikram-Pamnani

    Vikram Pamnani

    Fund Manager

  • Saumil-Mehta

    Saumil Mehta

    Senior Research Analyst

  • Neeraj-Saxena

    Neeraj Saxena

    Dealer - Equities

  • Deepa-Gajra

    Deepa Gajra

    Credit Analyst

Chockalingam Narayanan

Head - Equities

Chockalingam-Narayanan

Mr. Chockalingam Narayanan heads the Equities team and also plays a pivotal role in research.

He brings to the table over 14 years of extensive experience in investment research and market analysis. With in-depth knowledge and an eye for detail, he is instrumental in analysing business fundamentals to derive relevant and actionable information that drive portfolio growth at BNPP AM. He is consistently relied upon for providing detailed analysis of the macro-economy, financial markets and ESG integration that serves as the foundation for our investment strategies.

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

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

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 19 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.

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 13 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.

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.

Vikram Pamnani

Fund Manager

Vikram-Pamnani

Vikram has over 8 years of strong fund management experience in the Fixed Income domain.

Prior to joining us, he worked with Peerless Funds Management Co. Ltd where he spent over 3 years playing a key role in Fund Management and Execution of Mutual Fund Schemes. Prior to this stint, he has worked with well-known firms such as Canara Robeco Asset Management & Deutsche Bank.

Academically, Vikram has a PGDM in Finance from SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai.

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).

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).

Deepa Gajra

Credit Analyst

Deepa-Gajra

Deepa has strong experience of over 8 years in credit analysis and fixed income research. Her responsibilities include assessing business and financial performance of issuers across various sectors for investment purpose. In her previous stints, Deepa has worked with Deutsche Bank (Asset Management Division) and CRISIL Limited.

Academically, Deepa has a Master's in Business Administration (Finance).

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