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Key Management Team


    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Rajiv Shastri is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Post-graduation degree in Economic Management & Policy from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has over 18 years of experience in the mutual fund industry with considerable exposure with entities & fund houses like DSP Merrill Lynch, Birla Sunlife, HDFC and ABN AMRO in investment related functions, corporate & institutional relationships, risk control methodologies, procedures & tools, product development, etc.
    Mr. Shastri had also been responsible for driving business led growth with Sahara Mutual Fund, Lotus Mutual Fund, where he had achieved phenomenal growth through increased brand awareness measures, management of different verticals, managing strategic partnerships with stakeholders etc.
    His last assignment was with Pramerica Mutual Fund as Director & Business Head – Portfolio Management Services and Products with overall responsibility for establishing & managing the portfolio management business and developing asset management products.


    Chief Marketing Officer

    Mr. Biyani has over 17 years of experience in Mutual Funds, PMS and Insurance sectors. Proven success in streamlining operations, invigorating businesses, managing P&L and devising & implementing competitive strategies for expanding market share along with delivering/ sustaining revenue & profit gains within competitive markets.
    He has worked with top multinational companies at the national and zonal level and has an expertise in channel sales, new business development, key account management, distribution network management and nurturing relations with clients & channel partners.
    Mr. Biyani’s previous assignment was with Essel Finance Wealth Zone Pvt Ltd as Chief Executive Officer. He joined Essel Finance in December 2013 as Head of Business Development and continued driving the growth of the company for their distribution business as the Chief Executive Officer till March 2017. Previously, he has worked with ING Investment Management as Senior Vice President & Zonal Head for West, East and South (India) for 5 years and prior to that with ICICI Lombard General Insurance for 6 years as the National Sales Manager- Worksites Marketing and Cross Sell. He holds an MBA in Marketing from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal and a CFA from ICFAI.


    Chief Financial Officer

    He has over 22 years of rich experience in secretarial, legal, finance & accounts activities. Prior to this, he was with the VISA Group as Company Secretary for over 4 years. He has also worked with the IFB Group and Indian Aluminium Company, Limited earlier for 8 years.


    Head - Fixed Income

    Mr. Pandya has a rich industry experience of 17 Years. Prior to joining PFMCL, Mr. Killol Pandya was Senior Fund Manager- Debt at LIC Nomura MF, and was responsible for management of the liquid and fixed income products with an AUM of around Rs.9000 crores. He was also instrumental in conceptualizing and managing India’s first G-sec ETF. Prior to LIC Nomura MF, Mr. Killol has also worked with Daiwa and SBI Mutual Funds.
    Mr. Killol Pandya has completed his Masters in Management Studies with specialization in Finance from K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research. He has also completed a Diploma Program in Capital Markets from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI).


    Head - Equities

    Mr. Nigam brings over 17 years of relevant industry experience to his new role. His ability to blend top down macro view with bottom up research has been a key building block in sustaining a successful track record of long-only portfolio management in cash equities. Mr. Nigam joins Peerless Mutual Fund from BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Mumbai, where he worked as a Senior Equity Portfolio Manager overseeing India dedicated offshore funds of approximately USD 600 mn (INR 4,000 crores).
    Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Equity Portfolio Manager at BNP Paribas Mutual Fund (earlier known as Fortis Investments & ABN AMRO Mutual Fund) managing all the domestic equity schemes; and at SBI Mutual Fund as an Equity Research Analyst tracking multiple sectors. He has also served as Assistant Manager in Reliance Industries Limited in the role of a mechanical engineer.
    Mr. Nigam has completed his B.E. Mechanical from IIT Roorkee. He followed it up with a PGDM from IIM Indore.


    Fund Manager - Fixed Income

    Mr. Vikram Pamnani brings over 7 years of industry experience. Prior to joining PFMCL, Mr. Pamnani was Fixed Income Trader at Canara Robeco Mutual Fund, and was responsible for Trading/execution of fixed income assets across duration schemes for AUM around 8000 crs. Prior to Canara Robeco MF, he has also worked with Deutsche Bank as a Documentary Credit Analyst.
    Mr. Vikram Pamnani holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance from SIES College of Management Studies.


    Head - East Zone

    Mr. Guha carries a rich experience of more than 21 years in the Mutual Fund industry and Insurance behind him. His previous associations were with Principal (PNB) AMC as a Regional Manager and UTI AMC (P) Ltd as a Manager - Sales and have also served as a Regional Co-ordinator for PMS. He started his illustrious career with Life Insurance Corporation of India.


    Head - Operations & Customer Service

    He has over 21 years of experience in the related areas. His previous prime associations are as a Vice President -Operations with ING Investment Management (I) Pvt. Ltd, as a Manager - Operations with Zurich AMC and as an Executive - Operations in GIC AMC.


    Head - Information Technology & Telecom

    Mr. Shah, has over 20 years of rich experience in the domain of Information Technology and Networking. Academically Rupen, has completed his Bachelors of Commerce from University of Calcutta and followed it up with Advanced Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT . He Joins us from VCK Share & Stock Broking Services Ltd., Kolkata , where he was working in the profile of Head - Information Technology.


    Head - Compliance & Company Secretary

    Mr. Manoj Kumar Bajoria has over 9 years of experience in the fields of legal and secretarial functions including the Mutual Fund industry. Prior to this assignment he was associated with Peerless Trust Management Co. Ltd as the Principal Officer and Company Secretary. He has also worked with organisations like M/s Neotia Healthcare Initiative Limited, Sen Pet (India) Limited and Acropetal Technologies Limited as Company Secretary.