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CFA Institute Research Challenge in India – South Zone Final 2015-16 – Judges Profile

posted Dec 18, 2015, 2:34 AM by Research Challenge India


Mr. Janakiraman Rengaraju is Vice President & Portfolio Manager – Equities for Franklin Templeton India AMC Ltd. Mr. Rengaraju manages Franklin India Prima Fund, Franklin India Opportunities Fund and Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund. He is co-portfolio manager for Franklin India Prima Plus and is also responsible for providing research support on Telecom and Media sectors. Mr. Rengaraju has been in the investment management Industry for the past 15 years.   Prior to Franklin Templeton, he managed the investment corpus of Indian Syntans Group, a Chennai based company. Before this, he was with UTI Securities, Mumbai. Mr. Rengaraju earned his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Bachelor of Engineering from Govt. College of Tech., Coimbatore.  He is a CFA charter holder.

Suresh Krishnamurthy is Director- Global Financial Research, CRISIL Global Research & Analytics. He has been in the investment Industry for 19 years. Prior to CRISIL, Suresh was a Chief Research Analyst at Hindu Business Line. Suresh is a CFA charter holder. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Cost and Work Accountant (CWA). He received his Bachelors degree in Accounting from Vaishav Collge, Chennai.




Satish Ramanathan, CFA has a rich background with over 16 years of experience in research and fund management, spanning 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 including 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 is a CFA charter holder and is an engineering graduate from IIT Chennai and MBA graduate from Texas A&M University, USA.