Announcements‎ > ‎

CFA Institute Research Challenge in India –West Zone Final 2014-15 – Judges Profile

posted Dec 2, 2014, 6:05 AM by Research Challenge India

Ramesh has investing experience of over 8 years with a Hedge Fund in South Asia Region in equities, debt and real estate.  Ramesh began his career as a ratings analyst tracking financials at CRISIL, whose majority shareholder is Standard and Poor's (S&P).  He is a CFA charterholder, an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and has also passed the Chartered Accountancy (CA) course.Currently, Ramesh is in the process of setting up his own fund venture focused on Frontier Markets.



Navneet Munot is Chief Investment officer of SBI Funds Management Private Limited. As CIO, Navneet leads one of the largest investment team in India which manages assets of over $ 10 billion across various asset classes. He has two decades of experience in financial markets. Before joining SBI MF, he was executive director and Head of Multi Strategies Fund Boutique at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he worked as the Chief Investment Officer (Fixed Income and Hybrid Funds) of Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd. He had been associated with the financial services business of the Birla group for over 13 years and worked in various areas such as fixed income, equities, foreign exchange and derivatives. He has done post-graduation in Accountancy and Business Statistics and also a rank holder Chartered Accountant. He is a charter holder of Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, US and Chartered Alternative Analyst Institute, US. He has also done FRM and is charter holder of Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP).


Gautam is Head of India Research at UBS. He is the India Strategist and also leads the mid-cap product in India. Prior to UBS, Gautam worked as a portfolio manager based in Singapore where he managed investments for an Asia ex-Japan long-short equity fund. He was also a Director in Principal Finance at Deutsche Bank where he managed multi-asset positions in equity/high-yield credit. Gautam has also worked earlier as a sell-side research analyst with JP Morgan and Citigroup covering infrastructure, power, materials, real estate and autos. He holds an MBA from IIM, Calcutta, and is a Chartered Account