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Fund Management Team

​​​​​Mr. Y. Venkata RaoChief Investment Officer

Qualifications: M.B.A

Experience: More than 3 decades of experience in life insurance industry across verticals - Investment, Marketing, H.R, Training and Operations. Managed various assignments in Equity, Fixed Income and Credit Rating.

Prior to joining the company, he was Chief Investment Officer at LIC Mutual Fund.

Guest speaker at various Management and Training institutes, including National Insurance Academy (NIA).

Mr. Ram Kamal Samanta Fund Manager-Fixed Income

Qualifications: Post Graduation in Economics from JNU, PGDBA with specialisation in Finance, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA – ICFAI India), certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM from GARP USA) and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

Experience: More than 18 years of experience in financial markets (both fixed income and equity) as Research Analyst and Fund Manager.

Prior to joining SUD Life, he was with SBI DFHI LTD as Vice President Investment for 13 years.

Guest speaker at various reputed institutes including Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata, National Institute of Securities Market (NISM) and National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune.

Mr. Dwaipayan PoddarDealer- Equity

Qualifications: MBA (Financial Markets), Chartered Market Technician (CMT, USA).

More than 9 years of experience in capital markets specializing in investment research, technical analysis,equity & fixed income.

Prior to joining SUDLIFE, he was managing proprietary trading book in a foreign bank for more than 3 years. Have been associated with large equity brokerages before that.

Mr. Lakshman ChettiarFund Manager – Fixed Income

A Management graduate with over 8 years of expertise in Banking and Fixed Income market. Prior to SUD Life Lakshman was working with CRISIL limited.

Mr. Vivek Priye VermaHead of Research- Investments

Qualifications: Advanced Financial Management (IIML), MBA-Finance (UBS), MA – Economics (Gold Medallist), BA Economics Hons (Class topper, National Scholarship Certificate Holder).

Experience: More than eleven years of experience specializing in Equity Research and Financial Planning.

Prior to joining SUD Life was associated with CIMB Research, Royal Bank of Scotland, Edelweiss Securities and SBI Life.

Mr. Jagdish BhanushaliResearch Analyst

Qualifications: CFA (CFA Institute) & FRM (Global Association of Risk Professional)

Experience: More than 6 years of Equity Research experience in Indian Equity market.

Prior joining SUD life was Senior Analyst with Florintree Advisors.

Was also associated as Guest Faculty with Mithibai College of Science and Commerce.

Mr. Adam Rosario Research Analyst

A qualified Chartered Accountant and working with SUDLife since March 2016.

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