ABOUT OUR FUND MANAGERS

      


      

Name: Mr. Harsha Upadhyaya
Mr. Harsha Upadhyaya manages 3 funds of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund (Sep 9, '04), Kotak Standard Multicap Fund (Sep 11, '09), Kotak Tax Saver Fund (Nov. 23,'05).
Business Experience
Mr. Harsha has nearly two decades of rich experience spread over Equity Research and Fund Management. His prior stints have been with companies such as DSP BlackRock, UTI Asset Management, Reliance Group and SG Asia Securities. Mr. Harsha is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, a Post Graduate in Management (Finance) from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute.

Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund - Gr owth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 200 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 09/09/2004. Mr . Harsha Upadhyaya has been managing the fund since 04/08/2012.
Kotak Tax Saver Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 500 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 23/11/2005. Mr . Harsha Upadhyaya has been managing the fund since 25/08/2015.
Kotak Standard Multicap Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 200 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 11/09/2009. Mr . Harsha Upadhyaya has been managing the fund since 04/08/2012.

Name: Mr. Harish Krishnan
Mr. Harish Krishnan manages 7 funds of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak Bluechip Fund (Feb 04, '03), Kotak Infrastructure & Economic Reform Fund (Feb 25, '08), Kotak India Growth Fund Series 5 (May15,'18), Kotak Balanced Advantage Fund (Aug. 03,'18), Kotak Equity Savings Fund (Oct. 13' 14), Kotak Focused Equity fund (Jul 16, '19), Kotak Pioneer Fund (Oct 31, '19).
Business Experience
Mr. Harish has a decade of experience spread over Equity Research and Fund Management. Prior to joining Kotak Mutual Fund, he was based out of Singapore and Dubai, managing Kotak's offshore funds. Mr. Harish has also worked at Infosys Technologies Ltd in his earlier stint. He is a Bachelor of Technology (Electronics & Communications) from Government Engineering College, Trichur, a post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute.

Kotak India Growth Fund Series 5- Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 200 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 15/05/2018. Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 15/05/2018.
Kotak Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 50:50 Index . Scheme Inception date is 03/08/2018. Mr. Abhishek Bisen & Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 03/08/2018. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.
Kotak Equity Savings Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - 75% NIFTY 50 ARBITRAGE + 25% Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 13/10/2014. Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 17/09/2014. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.
Kotak Bluechip Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 04/02/2003. Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 15/11/2013.
Kotak Focused Equity Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 200 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 16/07/2019. Mr. Harish Krishnan & Ms. Shibani Kurian has been managing the fund since 16/07/2019.
Kotak Infrastructure and Economic Reform Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - India Infrastructure Index (Customised Index by IISL), Scheme Inception date is 25/02/2008. Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 31/01/2015.

Name: Mr. Pankaj Tibrewal
Mr. Pankaj Tibrewal manages 3 funds of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak Small Cap Fund (Feb. 24,'05), Kotak Emerging Equity Fund (Mar 30,'07), Kotak Equity Hybrid Fund (Nov. 25,'99)
Business Experience
Mr. Pankaj is a graduate in Commerce from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and holds a Master's degree in Finance from Manchester University. He has been associated with the mutual fund industry since 2003 where he has managed several debt and equity schemes. He has been a part of the organization since January 2010. Mr. Pankaj's earlier stint was with Principal Mutual Fund.

Kotak Smallcap Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY Smallcap 100 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 24/02/2005. Mr. Pankaj Tibrewal has been managing the fund since 21/01/2010.
Kotak Emerging Equity Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty Midcap 100 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 30/03/2007. Mr. Pankaj Tibrewal has been managing the fund since 27/05/2010.
Kotak Equity Hybrid Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 65:35 Index, Scheme Inception date is 25/11/1999 and Kotak Equity Hybrid Fund - Regular plan scheme inception date is 3rd November 2014. Mr. Pankaj Tibrewal has been managing the fund since 25/08/2015. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 15/04/2008.

Name: Mr. Abhishek Bisen
Mr. Abhishek Bisen manages 8 funds of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak Equity Hybrid Fund (Nov. 05, 2014), Kotak Debt Hybrid Fund (Dec. 02, '03), Kotak Bond Fund (Regular Plan) (Apr. 15, '08), Kotak Gilt Fund (Regular & PF-Trust) (Dec. 29, '98), Kotak Equity Savings Fund (Oct. 13, '14), Kotak Gold ETF (Jul. 27, '07), Kotak Gold Fund (Mar. 25, '11), Kotak Balanced Advantage Fund (Aug. 03' 18)
Business Experience
Mr. Abhishek has been associated with the company since October 2006 and his key responsibilities include fund management of debt schemes. Prior to joining Kotak AMC, Abhishek was working with Securities Trading Corporation Of India Ltd where he was looking at Sales & Trading of Fixed Income Products apart from doing Portfolio Advisory. He has been awarded twice as one of the Highly Commended Investors in Indian Rupees Bonds from the Asset magazine Hong Kong. His educational background is B.A (Management) and MBA (Finance).

Kotak Gold Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Price of Gold, Scheme Inception date is 25/03/2011. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 04/03/2011.
Kotak Gold ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Price of Gold, Scheme Inception date is 27/07/2007. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 15/04/2008. & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Gilt Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark -NIFTY All Duration G-Sec Index, Scheme Inception date is 29/12/1998. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 15/04/2008.
Kotak Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 50:50 Index . Scheme Inception date is 03/08/2018. Mr. Abhishek Bisen & Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 03/08/2018. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.
Kotak Equity Savings Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - 75% NIFTY 50 Arbitrage + 25% Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 13/10/2014. Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 17/09/2014. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.
Kotak Equity Hybrid Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 65:35 Index, Scheme Inception date is 25/11/1999 and Kotak Equity Hybrid Fund - Regular plan scheme inception date is 3rd November 2014. Mr. Pankaj Tibrewal has been managing the fund since 25/08/2015. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 15/04/2008.

Name: Mr. Deepak Agrawal
Mr. Deepak Agrawal manages 12 funds & All FMPs of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan.
(Kotak Bond Short Term Fund (May. 02, '02), Kotak Dynamic Bond Fund (May. 26, '08), Kotak Money Market Fund (Nov. 25, '07), Kotak Liquid Fund (Nov. 04, '03), Kotak Banking and PSU Debt Fund (Dec. 29, '98), Kotak Savings Fund (Jul. 11, '07), Kotak Credit Risk Fund (May 11, '10), Kotak Medium Term Fund (Mar. 21, '14), Kotak Low Duration Fund (Jan. 31, '15), Kotak Corporate Bond Fund (Sep. 21, '07), Kotak Overnight Fund (Jan. 15, 19) All Fixed Maturity Plans in existence (Aug. 13,'15), Kotak Floating Fund (May. 14, 2019).
Business Experience
Mr. Deepak's career has started from Kotak AMC when he joined the organization in December 2002 where he was initially in Research, Dealing and then moved into Fund Management from November 2006. Mr. Deepak is a Post Graduate in Commerce, Chartered Account and Company Secretary.

Kotak Dynamic Bond Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty Composite Debt Index, Scheme Inception date is 26/05/2008. Mr. Deepak Agrawal has been managing the fund since 25/11/2012.
Kotak Banking and PSU Debt Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - CRISIL Banking and PSU Debt Index, Scheme Inception date is 29/12/1998. Mr. Deepak Agrawal has been managing the fund since 01/08/2008.
Kotak Bond Short Term Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY Short Duration Debt Index, Scheme Inception date is 02/05/2002. Mr. Deepak Agrawal has been managing the fund since 11/07/2007.
Kotak Money Market Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY Money Market Index, Scheme Inception date is 14/07/2003. Mr. Deepak Agrawal has been managing the fund since 01/11/2006.
Kotak Liquid Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY Liquid Index, Scheme Inception date is 04/11/2003. Mr. Deepak Agrawal has been managing the fund since 01/05/2007.
Kotak Overnight Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 1D Rate Index, Scheme Inception date is 15/01/2019. Mr. Deepak Agrawal has been managing the fund since 15/01/2019.

Name: Mr. Devender Singhal
Mr. Devender Singhal manages 8 funds of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak Debt Hybrid Fund - Growth (Dec. 02, '03), Kotak India Growth Fund Series-4 (Feb. 14, '18), Kotak NV20 ETF (Dec. 01, '15), Kotak Banking ETF (Dec. 10, '14), Kotak Sensex ETF (Jun. 06, '08), Kotak Asset Allocator Fund (Aug,. 09, '04), Kotak PSU Bank ETF (Nov. 08, 07), Kotak Nifty ETF (Feb. 02, '10)
Business Experience
Mr. Devender has been associated with the Kotak Group since July 2007. He is responsible for the research coverage of FMCG, Automobiles and Media sectors at Kotak AMC since Feb 2009. Devender has an overall working experience of 14 years in equity research and fund management. Prior to joining Kotak AMC, Devender worked with the PMS divisions of Kotak, Religare, Karvy and P N Vijay Financial Services.

Kotak India Growth Fund - Series 4 - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 200 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 14/02/2018. Mr. Devender Singhal has been managing the fund since 24/01/2019.
Kotak Asset Allocator Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 50:50 Index, Scheme Inception date is 09/08/2004. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Arjun Khanna has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Debt Hybrid Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - CRISIL Hybrid 85+15 - Conservative Index, Scheme Inception date is 02/12/2003. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 01/04/2008. Mr. Devender Singhal has been managing the fund since 25/08/2015.
Kotak Nifty ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 02/02/2010. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Banking ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty Bank TRI, Scheme Inception date is 10/12/2014. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak PSU Bank ETF - *Name of the Benchmark Nifty PSU Bank TRI, Scheme Inception date is 08/11/2007. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.

Name: Ms. Shibani Kurian
Ms. Shibhani Kurian manages 3 funds of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund. Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak India EQ Contra Fund - Growth (July. 27, '05), Kotak India Growth Fund Series 7 (Aug. 31, 18), Kotak Focused Equity fund (Jul 16, '19).
Business Experience
Ms. Shibani Sircar Kurian has a total experience of 19 years in the Indian equity markets of which almost more than 11 years have been with Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited. Her primary responsibilities include equity fund management and heading the equity research team. Prior to joining Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited, she worked for almost 6 years with UTI Asset Management Company Limited. and for 1 and half years with Dawnay Day AV Financial Services.
She holds a PGDM (with a specialization in Finance) from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.

Kotak India Growth Fund - Series 7 - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 31/08/2018. Ms. Shibani Kurian has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Focused Equity Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 200 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 16/07/2019. Mr. Harish Krishnan & Ms. Shibani Kurian has been managing the fund since 16/07/2019.
Kotak India EQ Contra Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 100 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 27/07/2005. Ms. Shibani Kurian has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.

Name: Mr. Arjun Khanna
Mr. Arjun Khanna manages 3 funds Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak Asset Allocator Fund - Growth (Aug. 09, '04), Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund - Growth (Sep. 26, '07), Kotak Pioneer Fund (Oct 31, '19).
Business Experience
Mr. Arjun Khanna has over 10 years of experience in banking and financial companies. Prior to joining Kotak Asset Management Company Limited, he worked in equity research in Principal PNB AMC. He has also worked at Citigroup NA in his earlier stint. He is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from Mumbai University and a post Graduate in Masters of Management Studies (Finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a Financial Risk Manager - Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - MSCI Emerging Market index, Scheme Inception date is 26/09/2007. Mr. Arjun Khanna has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Asset Allocator Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 50:50 Index, Scheme Inception date is 09/08/2004. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Arjun Khanna has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.

Name: Mr. Satish Dondapati
Mr. Satish Dondapati manages 6 funds Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan. Kotak NV20 ETF (Dec. 1, '15), Kotak Banking ETF (Dec. 10, '14), Kotak Sensex ETF (Jun. 06, '08), Kotak Nifty ETF (Feb. 02, '10), Kotak PSU Bank ETF (Nov. 08, '07), Kotak Gold ETF (Jul. 27, '07).
Business Experience
Mr. Satish Dondapati has been associated with the company since March 2008. He has over 15 years of experience in MF Product Development and Sales. Prior to joining Kotak Asset Management Company Limited, he was the part of MF Product Team of Centurion Bank Of Punjab.

Kotak Gold ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Price of Gold, Scheme Inception date is 27/07/2007. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 15/04/2008. & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak NV20 ETF - *Name of the Benchmark Nifty 50 Value 20 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 01/12/2015. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Sensex ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - S&P BSE SENSEX TRI, Scheme Inception date is 06/06/2008. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Nifty ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 02/02/2010. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak Banking ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty Bank TRI, Scheme Inception date is 10/12/2014. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.
Kotak PSU Bank ETF, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty PSU Bank TRI, Scheme Inception date is 08/11/2007. Mr. Devender Singhal & Mr. Satish Dondapati has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019.

Name: Mr. Hiten Shah
Mr. Hiten Shah manages 3 fund of Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund Different plans shall have a different expense structure. The performance details provided herein are of regular plan.
Kotak Balanced Advantage Fund (Aug. 03, '18), Kotak Equity Savings Fund (Oct. 13, '2014), Kotak Equity Arbitrage Fund (Sep. 29, '05)
Business Experience
Mr. Hiten Shah, is a MMS in Finance with over 11 years of work experience. Prior to joining Kotak Mahindra Mutual fund, he was associated with Edelweiss Asset Management for more than 8 years as a Co-Fund manager and Chief dealer in equities segment. Mr Hiten Shah was also associated with Edelweiss securities Ltd. as low risk arbitrage trader for more than 3 years.

Kotak Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - NIFTY 50 Hybrid Composite Debt 50:50 Index . Scheme Inception date is 03/08/2018. Mr. Abhishek Bisen & Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 03/08/2018. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.
Kotak Equity Savings Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - 75% Nifty 50 Arbitrage + 25% Nifty 50 TRI, Scheme Inception date is 13/10/2014. Mr. Harish Krishnan has been managing the fund since 09/05/2019. Mr. Abhishek Bisen has been managing the fund since 17/09/2014. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.
Kotak Equity Arbitrage Fund - Growth, *Name of the Benchmark - Nifty 50 Arbitrage Index, Scheme Inception date is 29/09/2005. Mr. Hiten Shah has been managing the fund since 03/10/2019.