DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund is a joint venture between DHFL Ltd. and Pramerica, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc.
Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) is a housing finance company established back in 1984 by Late Rajesh Kumar Wadhawan. The company also provides loans to SMEs. DHFL targets lower and middle-income group families in rural and semi-urban India.
As of FY 2017-18, the company has sanctioned loans amounting to Rs. 65,935.8 Crore. During the same fiscal, it reported gross revenues of Rs. 10,464.5 Crore and a net profit of Rs. 1,172.1 Crore.
DHFL Ltd. has a net worth of Rs. 8,795.64 Crore and asset under management (AuM) of Rs. 1,11,086 Crore.
Pramerica is the brand name used by Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI), an American Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 company, when operating outside the US. PFI has a presence in more than 40 countries through its subsidiaries and employs more than 50,000 individuals globally.
PFI has won numerous awards and accolades over the past few years; few of these are mentioned below:
PGIM, Inc. is the asset management wing of Prudential Financial, Inc. The company has an AuM of more than $1 trillion and ranks 8 in the Top 10 Fortune 500 companies. It is one of the top 10 institutional fund managers in the world. PGIM has presence in 15 countries with 37 offices.
DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Ltd.
DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Ltd. is a 50:50 joint venture between the two companies mentioned above with presence in 19 Indian cities.
The company is registered as a mutual fund worth SEBI under the registration code MF/065/10/02. It is also a portfolio manager registered with SEBI with the registration number INP000003864.
As of 31 March 2019, the DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Ltd. offers 286 schemes and has an AuM of Rs. 7,627 Crore.
|Mutual fund||DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund|
|Asset management company||DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Ltd.|
|Set up||13 May 2010|
|Incorporated||24 September 2008|
|Sponsors||Prudential Financial||Inc. (PFI) Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL)|
|Trustee||DHFL Pramerica Trustees Private Ltd.|
|Name of trustees||Dr. John Praveen||Mr. Srinath Sridharan||Mr. Sujal Shah||Mr. Rakesh Sood|
|MD and CEO||Mr. Rajesh Iyer|
|CIO||Mr. E. A. Sundaram|
|Investor Service Officer||Mr. Murali Ramasubramanian|
|Compliance Officer||Mr. Sandeep Kamath|
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Top Fund Managers
1. Mr. Aniruddha Naha
Mr. Aniruddha Naha is B.Com graduate and also holds a Master of Finance and Control (MFC) from the Delhi University.
He began his career as a Fund Manager in DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund in 2004. In 2010, he joined Mirae Asset as the Vice President & Portfolio Manager. He became the Head of Offshore Advisory of the same company in 2012. A year later, he joined IDFC Asset Management Company Ltd. as a Fund Manager. He moved to Avendus as Director of Equities in 2016.
Mr. Aniruddha Naha became the Senior Fund Manager of DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund in 2018. He manages an AuM of Rs. 243 Crore in 6 schemes like DHFL Pramerica Diversified Equity Fund, DHFL Pramerica Midcap Opportunities Fund, DHFL Pramerica Midcap Opportunities Fund, etc.
2. Mr. Alok Agarwal
Mr. Alok Agarwal is a B.Com from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and an M.Com from Annamalai University. He also holds an MS in Finance degree from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). Mr. Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.
He joined K.R. Choksey Shares and Securities Private Ltd. as the Head of PMS and Fund Manager of Equities in 2008. In 2010, he became the Fund Manager at Deutsche Asset Management.
Mr. Agarwal became the Senior Fund Manager of Equities at DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Pvt. Ltd. in 2016. He manages an AuM of Rs. 680 Crore invested in 30 schemes like DHFL Pramerica Large Cap Fund, DHFL Pramerica Global Equity Opportunities Fund, DHFL Pramerica Global Equity Opportunities Fund, DHFL Pramerica Euro Equity Fund, DHFL Pramerica Hybrid Debt Fund, DHFL Pramerica Equity Savings Fund, etc.
3. Mr. Utkarsh Katkoria
Mr. Utkarsh Katkoria holds an MBA degree in Finance from the Cass Business School in London.
He joined JM Financial as an Investment Banking Analyst in 2005. In 2001, he became the Equity Research of Treasury at Reliance. He joined Deutsche Asset Management in 2014 as an Equity Research Analyst.
Mr. Katkoria joined DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund in 2016. He currently manages an AuM of Rs. 217 Crore invested in 9 schemes of DHFL Pramerica Arbitrage Fund.
4. Mr. Kumaresh Ramakrishnan
Mr. Kumaresh Ramakrishnan holds a BE degree from the University of Mumbai and an MBA degree from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).
He served as a Senior Rating Analyst at CARE Ratings in 1996. In 2000, he joined Societe Generale as a Senior Credit Analyst. Mr. Ramakrishnan moved to Deutsche Asset Management (India) Private Ltd. in 2005 as a Credit Risk Analyst. He became the Fund Manager and Head of Fixed Income at the same company in 2007.
He joined DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Ltd. in 2016 as a Fund Manager and Head of Fixed Income. Mr. Ramakrishnan manages and an AuM of Rs. 3,986 Crore invested in 82 schemes like DHFL Pramerica Ultra Short Term Fund, DHFL Pramerica Premier Bond, DHFL Pramerica Insta Cash Fund, DHFL Pramerica Credit Risk Fund, DHFL Pramerica Short Maturity Fund, DHFL Pramerica Low Duration Fund, DHFL Pramerica Hybrid Debt Fund, DHFL Pramerica Hybrid Equity Fund, DHFL Pramerica Equity Savings Fund, DHFL Pramerica Arbitrage Fund, etc.
5. Mr. Rakesh Suri
Mr. Rakesh Suri holds a B.Sc and B.Ed degree from the Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati University. He is also a PGDBM in Finance from the Guru Nanak Institute of Management.
He initially served as a Debt Manager at RR Financial Ltd. in 1998. In 2002, he joined SREI International Securities Ltd. as a Dealer of Fixed Income. The same year, he moved to Derivium Capital Private Ltd. as a Senior Trader of Fixed Income. In 2005, he joined ICICI Bank Ltd. as a Senior Manager of Treasury. Later, he served as the Fixed Income Trader at Samba Financial Group in 2008. He joined Deutsche Asset Management (India) Private Ltd. as a Fixed Income Trader in 2010. A year later, he became the Fund Manager of Fixed Income of the same firm.
Mr. Rakesh Suri is currently a Fund Manager at DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund since 2016. He manages schemes like the DHFL Pramerica Floating Rate Fund, DHFL Pramerica Premier Bond Fund, DHFL Pramerica Hybrid Fixed Term Fund, DHFL Pramerica Fixed Duration Fund, DHFL Pramerica Dual Advantage Fund, etc.
6. Mr. Puneet Pal
Mr. Puneet Pal holds an MBA in Finance from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.
He was earlier the Fund Manager at Tata Mutual Fund in 2006. From there, he became the Senior Vice President and Fund Manager of UTI Mutual Fund in 2008. In 2012, he joined BNP Paribas Mutual Fund as the Head of Fixed Income.
Mr. Puneet Pal joined DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers Private Ltd. in 2017 as the Director of Fixed Income. He manages an AuM of Rs. 360 Crore invested in 22 schemes like DHFL Pramerica Dynamic Bond, DHFL Pramerica Gilt Fund, DHFL Pramerica Banking & PSU Debt Fund, DHFL Pramerica Short Maturity Fund, etc.
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