Resources

Over the years, FLAME Investment Lab has been able to attract the most revered and noted investment minds of the country. Their candid sessions elaborating their investment experience has gone a long way in shaping the investment thought processes of the participants. Some of the investment masters include:

Amay Hattangadi

Mr. Amay is a portfolio advisor in the Global Emerging Markets equity team, focusing on India. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and has 19 years of experience. Amay received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Mumbai. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is frequent op-ed contributor to the Mint and has written for other leading publications including the Economic Times, Business Standard and the Open Magazine.

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Amit Goela

Mr. Goela is a partner at Rare Enterprises and is responsible for its research enterprises. Rare is the investment advisory firm of Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. At Rare, besides coordinating a team of analysts, Mr. Goela focuses on domestic and global macro indicators and top down research to generate trading oppurtunities across asset classes.

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Bharat Shah

Mr. Bharat Shah is qualifies rank-holding Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and MBA (Finance) from IIM Calcutta, having topped his class in Finance. Mr. Shah has nearly 25 years experience in Indian capital markets with deep interface with the corporate world. He represents comprehensive insights in Indian capital markets (equity and fixed income) with strong emphasis on bottom-up investment philosophy. He has a considerable understanding of global businesses and stock picking is a special strength. The investment philosophy emphasizes buying quality businesses enjoying superior growth but at reasonable valuations.

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EA Sundaram

EA Sundaram

Mr. EA Sundaram is currently the Executive Director and CIO – Equities at DHFL Pramerica PMS. Previously, he was the Equity Fund Manager and Head of Research at Zurich Mutual Fund (1994-2003); Head of PMS Investments at HDFC Mutual Fund (2003-2008) and Portfolio Manager at M3 Investment Managers (2008-2013). In his career spanning over 26 years, Mr Sundaram has had a vast exposure to public equity and fund management in various formats, closed and open-ended equity funds, family office and portfolio management services. He holds a post graduate from IIM Ahmedabad.

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Kalpraj Dharamshi

Kalpraj Dharamshi likes to call himself a perpetual student of the markets.

He got into the stock market in 1986 after completion of C.A. articles and pending C.A. Final exams. He found markets way more interesting than Chartered Accountancy and dropped out of C.A. He hasn’t regretted that decision since he is extremely passionate about the markets. He stopped active broking in 2000 and has been trader/investor ever since. He got into technicals early on in his career and graduated to fundamentals later on.

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Kenneth Andrade

Mr. Andrade has spent 25 years in equity research and fund management in India with a published track record of managing mutual fund schemes for the last 13 years. He has been recognized as amongst the more successful stock pickers in the industry having identified a number of companies that have established category leadership in their respective industry. At his last tenure at IDFC Asset Management, he navigated the companies fledgling equity business, which had just started in 2005 to take it into the top 10 within the industry in a span of 8 years.

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Kuntal Shah

Mr. Kuntal Shah is one of the founding partners of SageOne and has an opportunistic inclination towards value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments. He has been an extremely successful investor over the past 2 decades and his investing success has come from exploiting the inefficiencies inherent in the markets. In the past he has added value through strategic inputs, networking and competitive intelligence, and board level decision making for the investee companies. He was part of a three member principal team supported by 20 professionals looking after a portfolio of $600 mn across various asset classes for a family office.

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Manish Chokhani

Mr. Manish Chokhani is one of India’s most respected financial market experts having built /led multiple institutions. He is best known for his role as CEO of Enam Securities, an iconic home-grown investment bank that was regarded as the trusted “house banker” to some of India’s best known business group including Infosys, Zee, Birla, Reliance, Vedanta, Raheja and Future groups.

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Navneet Munot

Mr. Navneet Munot is Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of SBI Mutual Funds. As CIO, Navneet is responsible for overseeing assets over $15 billion across various asset classes in mutual fund and segregated accounts.

Mr. Munot has over 20 years of experience in financial markets. Before joining SBI Mutual Funds, he has worked with Morgan Stanley Investment Management as executive director and head of multi-strategy boutique and Birla Sun Life Mutual Funds as CIO for fixed income and hybrid funds.

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Neeraj Marathe

Mr. Neeraj Marathe is an investor based in Pune, Maharashtra. His core competency lies around investing in Indian listed companies, specifically mid-caps and small-caps, using fundamental analysis and value investing principles. He is an avid reader and reads books based on value investing, behavioral finance and psychology.

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Nilesh Shah

Mr. Nilesh Shah is the Managing Director (MD) of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in capital markets and market related investment, having managed funds across equity, fixed income securities and real estate for local and global investors. In his previous assignments, Nilesh has held leadership roles with Axis Capital, ICICI Prudential Asset Management, Franklin Templeton and ICICI Securities.

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Parag Parikh

The late Mr. Parag Parikh was (and still is) a highly regarded and respected stock market veteran. Beginning his career as a stockbroker in the late 1970s, he founded Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Private Limited in 1992, which in turn has sponsored PPFAS Mutual Fund.

He is especially renowned as a pioneer who applied the globally accepted tenets of Behavioral Finance while investing in Indian companies. 

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Prithvi Haldea

Mr. Prithvi Haldea, an M.B.A. (1971) from BITS, Pilani, is the Founder-Chairman of PRIME Database Group. Between 1971 and 1988, he worked at senior positions in the corporate sector in the areas of exports, software, consulting, publishing, and advertising. He was also associated with the information industry and worked as a Consultant with The World Bank and with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since 1989, when he created PRIME Database, he has innovated several databases on one hand and worked on investor education and protection on the other.  

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Raamdeo Agrawal

Mr. Agrawal is a Chartered Accountant, Co-founder and Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited. He is passionate about Equity Research and investing into Equity markets and inspired by Warren Buffet’s thoughts and his style of investing (Quality, focused, long term and buy and hold).

Mr. Agrawal has been a frequent visitor at FLAME and addressed students & participants at courses held here, captivating every audience. However, these links cover interviews and his views over time and are not restricted to just FLAME.

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Radhakishan Damani

Radhakishan Damani is a Stock market Investor, Stockbroker, Trader and the Founder and Promoter of Dmart!

His retail chain accounts for 91 stores across India and is the third biggest in the industry. 

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Rajeev Thakkar

Mr. Rajeev Thakkar is the Associate Director and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of PPFAS Mutual Fund. He currently manages its flagship scheme titled “PPFAS Long Term Value Fund”. He is Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and CFA Charterholder.

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is one of the better known equity investors in India. Mr. Jhunjhunwala belongs to a class of investors who has created wealth through careful stock selection, patience and conviction. Among India’s successful investors, Mr. Jhunjhunwala is perhaps one of the few who has shared his insight into successful investing with the people at large through his articles, interviews and presentations.

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Ramesh Damani

Mr. Damani member of the Bombay Stock Exchange is one of the most successful investors in India. A proponent of the Buffett style of value investing, Mr. Damani’s views about equity is ardently followed. He completed his undergraduate at HR College and post graduate at California State University.

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Ridham Desai

Ridham Desai

Mr. Ridham Desai serves as a Managing Director, Head of India Research, and Equity Strategist for India at Morgan Stanley, Research Division. Mr. Desai joined the firm in 1997. Earlier, he was a Co-Head of Jm Morgan Stanley Securities Pvt at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Desai served as an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank, Research Division.

He started his career as a Software Engineer, before moving to equity research in 1992. Mr. Desai holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai.

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Sameer Koticha

Mr. Sameer Koticha is the Vice-Chairman and Founder of ASK Group. Along with his brother Asit Koticha, the duo transformed a family owned business into a professionally run organization with interests in Portfolio Management of listed equities, Real Estate Fund, Private Equity Fund and Wealth Management. He has been instrumental in shaping the ASK Group into a leading Wealth Management entity.   

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Samit Vartak

Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of SageOne Investment Advisors LLP, advisor to Cayman based SageOne India Growth Fund. SageOne has generated annualized return of 3.5x Nifty and 2.8x of BSE Midcap over last 6 years (since inception).

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Sandeep Kothari

Mr. Sandeep Kothari is a Chartered Accountant and has 22 years experience in the capital markets. He currently works with Fidelity International as a portfolio adviser for the India Fund and has worked with Fidelity for 14 years. Prior to joining Fidelity, he worked on the sell side as a research analyst.    

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Sanjay Bakshi

Prof. Bakshi is Adjunct Professor at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, where he teaches MBA students a popular course titled “Behavioral Finance & Business Valuation (BFBV)”.

He is also Managing Partner at ValueQuest Capital LLP a value investing firm based out of New Delhi.

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Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Mr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya is a Partner at Fortuna Capital. He has earned a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. He was the erstwhile Chief Investment Officer of HDFC Asset Management Company prior to which he was associated with UBS Warburg. He is a value investor with an abiding interest in behavioral finance. Apart from investing, he has a passion for bridge and the visual arts.

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Saurabh Madaan

Saurabh Madaan

Saurabh Madaan works as a Senior Data Scientist at Google in Mountain View, CA. He is a graduate of IIT Madras (B. Tech) and the University of Pennsylvania (MS).

Saurabh is an avid reader and also hosts value investing talks at Google. He is interested in education and has previously addressed the One Young World global summit to talk about social change.

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Saurabh Mukherjea

Saurabh Mukherjea

Saurabh Mukherjea leads the Institutional Equities, Equity Capital Markets and Private Wealth businesses at Ambit.

Prior to joining Ambit, Saurabh co-founded an equity research firm, Clear Capital, and also successfully built the Equities business for Execution Noble in India, right from its inception. During his tenure at Execution Noble, it was the highest ranked new entrant for Research in the 2009 Asiamoney polls.

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Sunil Singhania

Mr. Sunil Singhania is CIO – Equity Investments at Reliance Mutual Funds. Mr. Singhania graduated in commerce from the Bombay University and completed his Chartered Accountancy from ICAI, Delhi with an All India Rank. He also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, conferred by CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Singhania has a total experience of over 22 years. Before his association with Reliance Mutual Funds, Mr. Singhania gained considerable experience on the sell side in Indian equity market.

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Utpal Sheth

Utpal Sheth

Utpal Sheth is a Chartered Financial Analyst from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India with an All India Gold Medal in one of the final groups. He is a Cost and Works Accountant from The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University – Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics.

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Vetri Subramaniam

Mr. Vetri Subramaniam serves as the Group President and Head of Equity at UTI Asset Management Company Limited. Prior to this, Mr. Subramaniam served as the Chief Investment Officer and Fund Manager at Religare Invesco Asset Management Company Private Limited.

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Vishal Khandelwal

Vishal Khandelwal

Vishal is the founder of SafalNiveshak.com, an initiative to help people learn the art of value investing and behavioural finance to be able to make better investment decisions. Vishal has 14+ years’ experience as a stock market analyst and investor, and 6+ years as an investing coach.

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