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CFA Institute Research Challenge in India – South Zone Final 2013-14 – Judges Profile

posted Dec 9, 2013, 3:03 AM by Research Challenge India



Satish Ramanathan, CFA has a rich background with experience of more than a decade-and-half in research and fund management with stints at Sundaram Mutual, ICICI Securities and Franklin Templeton. He is currently an Independent Investment Advisor. He was the Director and Head of Equity, all equity portfolios of Sundaram Mutual Fund. He was also the fund manager for Sundaram Mutual funds like Select Mid Cap, Tax Saver, Equity Multiplier, Select Small Cap, Entertainment Opportunities and Balanced Fund (2007-2013). Prior to that he was fund manager with Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Limited for almost 3 years and also worked with ICICI securities in the same capacity for 4 years. Satish, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is an engineering graduate from IIT Chennai and completed his MBA from Texas A&M University.

Ramakrishnan (Ramki) is Executive Director at Spark Capital Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd.  Ramki is a career investment banker, with over twenty two years of experience across entire spectrum of corporate finance and investment banking. Ramki has advised leading business groups, entrepreneurs & corporates in raising capital from Indian & overseas capital markets and from private equity investors. He has lead, advised on and consummated significant number of M&A transactions, both domestic & cross border. Over the years, he has built strong relationships with several leading business groups and entrepreneurs in southern India as also the corporate finance ecosystem in the country and brings considerable understanding of the investment philosophy & expectations of both domestic and international private and public market institutional investors. Prior to Spark Capital, Ramki headed ICICI Securities’ investment banking business for southern India, before which he had stints at Arthur Andersen, Ind Global Financial Trust and Deloitte. He has a bachelors’ degree in mechanical engineering and a masters’ degree in business administration.

Ramprasad M is Chairman and co-Founder, MAPE Advisory Group – a leading Indian mid-market investment bank. Prior to founding MAPE, Ram was the Senior VP heading Southern India operations at Merrill Lynch India, where he had executed several landmark transactions including sale of SPIC Phi seeds to Dupont, acquisition of Tata Group's Hitech Drilling by Aban Loyd, Bank of Madura - ICICI Bank merger and international capital raising programmes of Dr Reddys laboratories, Sify, Satyam Computers and SSi. Prior to this, RAM was the Head of Finance of Essar Shipping. Ram is a MBA from BIM, Trichy and has a first degree in Chemistry.