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MarketExpress: Domain Experts – Investment Research & Fund management

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Domain Experts: Investment Research & Fund management

Rajesh RanjanRajesh Ranjan Contributing Writer
Rajesh Ranjan is a Chartered Accountant with Post Graduate Diploma in Investment Analysis and MBA(finance) from Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila. He has around nine years of experience in the field of investment research (equity and fixed income) with leading financial services firm such UBS and Guggenheim Transparent Value.

Sumit GuptaSumit GuptaContributing Writer
Sumit Gupta is a risk analyst at HDFC bank, Mumbai and has more than eight years of experience in fixed income strategy and has worked in this capacity at UBS investment bank in London and at the State Bank of India, Treasury in Mumbai.

Sumit promote s fixed income investments in India through ASA capital management , an investment advisory firm . Sumit area of interest debt , currency markets and has a unique specialization in inflation-linked bonds. He also shares his views on inflation-linked product in India on his blog- rupeeinflation.

Niraj SatnalikaNiraj SatnalikaContributing Writer
Niraj Satnalika is a graduate from West Bengal university and a post-graduate (PGDM) from IMT Ghaizabad, India.

Currently working as an Analyst in the Industry Research division of CRISIL Ltd and also previously worked with CII,kolkata, which involves industry research and company analysis.

Pranav BhavsarPranav Bhavsar Contributing Writer
Pranav Bhavsar has around 9 years of experience in Indian Capital Markets. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance & Strategy from the BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Pranav founded ASA Capital Management in 2013 and is responsible for management of business and Investments. He also heads the Research & Institutional Business (QFI, FII and Domestic) at RRS Shares & Stock Brokers Private Limited, a brokerage firm owned by his family. He has a keen interest and passion in academic & research that drives him, to regularly participate in Research Projects with M. S. University in Vadodara in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Portfolio Management and Optimization. Pranav is also very actively involved in community initiatives thru various NGOs and Organizations and in his free time he enjoys reading Books on Investing, Listening to Music and spending time with his family.

Shreyank NaikShreyank Naik Contributing Writer
Shreyank Naik is a Senior Research Associate covering the FMCG, Pharma and Engineering sectors, at Aranca,Mumbai. Ardent believer and follower of value investing.

Shreyank Naik received a B.M.S. in Finance from the University of Mumbai, India. He has also cleared all three levels of the CFA examination in the first attempt.

Avijit BanerjeeAvijit BanerjeeContributing Writer
Avijit is the CEO & Managing Director at Argon Capital Advisors, and have been spearheading the end-to-end advisory mandates in terms of fund raising and M&A in various sectors that includes domestic, cross-border and international transactions ranging from bringing incubation fund to big ticket transactions.

Having built a relationship with a network of more than 300 institutional investors globally, he has access to incubation fund, seed fund, angel investors, VCs, and PEs – for early stage, growth stage and mature stage investments within the investors fraternity. His expertise of close to two decades spans beyond buy side and sell side and also involves doing valuations, market sizing & opportunity assessment, competitor bench-marking, gap analysis, commercial & business due diligence, feasibility studies, business plan, and formulating growth, expansion, optimization and restructuring strategies in sectors such as healthcare, hospitality & tourism, education, retail, consumer goods (durable and non-durable), food & beverage, e-commerce (across sectors) platforms, cement & infrastructure, real estate and BFSI. He has also authored numerous white papers on interest rates, managing inflation, valuation methodologies, and the impact of digitization on the speed of business, among others. Avijit holds a Masters Degree (MBA) in Finance from IMT Ghaziabad, India.”

Sandip Ballav Sandip Ballav Contributing Writer
Sandip Ballav is a Sr. Analyst at the Investment Research department in Avalon Global Research, Mumbai. He is a qualified CFA from the ICFAI University.

He has over 8 years experience in financial analysis, modelling, valuation (private company valuation as per IRS) and fundamental research.His previous stints also included index construction and index research.

Bekxy KuriakoseBekxy Kuriakose Contributing Writer
Bekxy Kuriakose is currently Head (Fixed Income) at Principal PNB Asset Management Company Pvt Ltd since last three years. She has over 15 years of experience in dealing, research and fund management. Bekxy holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Bangalore and an Hons. Bachelors Degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.

In her previous assignments she has worked with L&T Mutual Fund as AVP (Fixed Income) handling all fixed income funds, Reliance Life Insurance as Fund Manager (Fixed Income) and SBI Mutual as Fund Manager for debt schemes.

Kuldeep SinghKuldeep Singh Contributing Writer
Kuldeep Singh is a graduate from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business, Delhi University, India. His area of interest are Mergers & Acquisition and Investment strategy.

Currently working as a Research Analyst with Hedrick and Struggles KMC and also previously worked with Reeanat Global, his startup as a Research Analyst, which involves industry research and company analysis.

Vijay AnandVijay AnandContributing Writer, Research & Training
Vijay Anand is a postgraduate (Business Finance) in Banking from Indian Institute of Finance (IIF) New Delhi. Vijay Anand is working as a Head of Fixed Income Research & Training, MarketExpress Media, and has more than 18 years of experience in the fixed income investment.

Previously, Vijay has worked with Aviva Life Insurance Co.(I) Ltd. as Head Senior Fund Manager- Fixed Income, Reliance Life Insurance Co. Ltd. as Fund Manager- Fixed Income and with Development Credit Bank (DCB) as AVP (Money Market).

Jigar ShahJigar ShahContributing Writer, Research & Training
Jigar Shah is the Founder of Purple Tree Investment Management and a post graduate in Finance, graduate in Computer Engineering and a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP, USA). Jigar has over 6 years of experience in Equity Derivatives Trading with 6 consecutive years of winning streak.

Previously, he was also an Associate Vice President at CRISIL Ltd. His area of interest includes Managing Client Funds, Statistics in Trading, Machine Learning in Trading, using Scientific concepts in trading, etc. He has also completed level 2 & level 1 in CFA (USA) and FRM respectively. He has various certifications in Statistics and Machine Learning as well.