1. Mr. Harshad Patwardhan
Mr. Harshad Patwardhan is the Chief Investment Officer- Equities at Edelweiss Asset Management. Mr.
Patwardhan has almost 25 years of industry experience at various firms in various capacities.
He was an Executive Director and Head of Equities at JP Morgan Asset Management India before Edelweiss. He was elevated to the post of CIO when Edelweiss acquired the schemes of JP Morgan in 2016.
Prior to his stint at JP Morgan, Mr. Patwardhan had held senior Research Analyst posts at various MNC brokerage firms.
Patwardhan is a 1991 batch B.Tech graduate from IIT-Bombay and an MBA in Finance from IIM-Lucknow. He has also earned his CFA degree from the CFA Institute.
At Edelweiss, Mr. Patwardhan is in-charge of handling a team of Fund Managers as well as all of its Equity mutual funds. Personally, he manages 12 funds with an estimated AuM of Rs.
Among several others, he manages Edelweiss Large & Mid Cap Fund, Edelweiss Multi-Cap Fund, and Edelweiss Mid Cap Fund. All these funds have returned over 12% YoY.
2. Mr. Dhawal Dalal
With over two decades of industry experience, Mr. Dhawal Dalal is the Chief Investment Officer- Debt at Edelweiss Asset Management.
Mr. Dalal began his career at Merill Lynch Asset Management way back in 1996 as a Research Associate.
He left the company in 1998 to join DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund where he spent a staggering 18 years. He left the company in 2016 as an Executive Vice President and the Head of Fixed Income in 2016 to join Edelweiss. At DSP BlackRock, he managed assets worth $250 billion for his clients. He was also a member of the AMFI Val Com and has assisted them in framing some of the most industry-defining regulations.
Dalal has been associated with Edelweiss Mutual Funds for close to 3 years now and manages 35 schemes himself, apart from overseeing the Debt investment team.
He handles a total AuM of Rs. 3,940 Crore which includes some notable funds like Edelweiss Government Securities Fund, Edelweiss Dynamic Bond, Edelweiss Banking & PSU Debt Fund and Edelweiss Short Term Fund.
Mr. Dalal is an MBA in MBA in Banking, Corporate Finance and Securities from the University of Dallas.
He is also a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from LD College of Engineering in Ahmedabad.
3. Mr. Nalin Moniz
Nalin Moniz is the Chief Investment Officer- Alternative Equities at Edelweiss Asset Management. He graduated the famed Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology from the reputed University of Pennsylvania.
He also holds joint degrees from Moore School and Wharton School in Computer Science and Economics respectively.
An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Moniz started as a Portfolio Manager for Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
He left that post after almost 4 years to start his own alternative asset management firm in India by the name of Forefront Capital Management. For a start-up with practically no corporate backing, the firm was doing exceptionally well, which led to Edelweiss acquiring them in 2014 and retaining Mr.
Moniz as their CIO- Alternative Equities.
A multiple-time nominee of the Eureka Hedge Fund of the Year Award, Mr. Moniz played a stellar role in helping Edelweiss acquire Ambit Capital’s AIF wing in 2016. He also spearheads the portfolio management and research wing of Alternative Equities at Edelweiss.
A marathon enthusiast, Mr.
Moniz personally manages Edelweiss’ flagship fund, the Edelweiss Alternative Equity Fund which has compounded at over 23% over the last 4 years. This fund was nominated for the Best Asian Multi-Strategy Fund in 2018.
Mr. Pranav Parikh
Mr. Pranav Parikh is the Chief Invest Officer- Private Equity at Edelweiss Asset Management. He has nearly 20 years of experience under his belt in both Indian and American economies.
Mr. Parikh is among the few Fund Managers to have generated positive returns during two of the most catastrophic economic cycles- the dot-com bubble burst between 1999 and 2003, and the 2008 global financial crisis.
He was a Portfolio Manager at Q Investments in Texas during the former, and the Managing Director of the same company’s Indian wing during the latter.
He left Q Investments in 2012 to join Fountainhead Ventures as a Managing Director till 2015, after which he took up his current position at Edelweiss Mutual Funds.
He is one of the driving forces behind the setting up of the Private Equity and Venture Capital sections at Edelweiss.
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Mr. Gautam Kaul
Mr. Gautam Kaul is a designated Fund Manager for Fixed Income at Edelweiss Asset Management. Mr. Kaul brings with himself almost two decades of experience in fund management at multiple leading AMCs.
An MBA in Finance from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Mr.
Kaul began his career at Mata Securities in 2001. He left the company to join Sahara India Mutual Fund where he worked for 1 year before moving on to Lotus India Asset Management Company. After a 2 year stint with the AMC, Mr.
Kaul joined Religare Asset Management Company and finally, IDBI Asset Management Ltd., where he was a Fund Manager for almost 7 years.
Kaul left IDBI in 2016 to join Edelweiss Mutual Fund, where he currently manages 54 schemes with a net AuM of Rs.
5,417 Crore. Edelweiss Dynamic Bond Fund, Edelweiss Banking & PSU Debt Fund, Edelweiss Multi Asset Allocation Fund Direct and Edelweiss Government Securities Fund are some of the key funds in his portfolio.
The Edelweiss Dynamic Bond Fund deserves a special mention as it has generated over 15% returns YoY.
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Mr. Nilesh Saha
Mr. Nilesh Saha is a young and dynamic Fund Manager at Edelweiss Mutual Fund. He joined the firm in 2014 after earning his B.Tech degree from BITS, Pilani. In his relatively short career, Mr. Saha has gone from strength to strength and is currently one of the top Fund Managers at Edelweiss, managing two of its flagship funds- the Edelweiss Alternative Equity Fund and Edelweiss Catalyst Opportunities Fund.
He is a specialist in the Alternative Investment industry, having watched it closely during his brief stint at Goldman Sachs.
Along with the flagship funds mentioned above, Mr.
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Saha also manages the Edelweiss Balanced Advantage Fund and Edelweiss Multi Asset Allocation Fund.
Mr. Harsh Kothari has nearly a decade of experience in the financial markets of India and America. He is the Fund Manager in charge of Edelweiss Long Term Equity Fund and Edelweiss Tax Advantage Fund.
Before joining Edelweiss Mutual Fund, Mr.
Kothari was a Research Analyst at J.P Morgan Asset Management for three and a half years. He was a Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley Fund Services before that.
Mr. Kothari joined Edelweiss Mutual Fund as a Research Analyst before being elevated to the post of Fund Manager.
Apart from managing funds, he is also involved in devising investment strategies and client interactions.
Mr. Kothari is an MBA in Accounting in Finance and Accounting from MET League of Colleges as well as a BMS in International Finance from the University of Mumbai.
Mr. Pratik Dharmshi
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Pratik Dharamshi is a Fund Manager with Edelweiss Mutual Funds. He has done his MBA in Finance as well as BMS from the University of Mumbai.
Mr. Dharmshi joined the Edelweiss team in 2017 and has been a pivotal part of it ever since.
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Before that, he worked at JP Morgan India as a Research Analyst. He was also serving the same position at Morgan Stanley Advantage Services before his stint with JP Morgan.
At Edelweiss, Mr.
Dharamshi oversees the Edelweiss Long Term Equity Fund and Edelweiss Tax Advantage Fund, among several others. The former clocked an 11.37% return for FY18 while the Tax Advantage Fund returned 10.02%.