Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund

Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company Ltd. (MOAMC) is a Mumbai-based AMC, which is the designated Investment Manager of Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund. It was incorporated in 2008 under the Companies Act of 1956. It is also registered as a Portfolio Manager under the SEBI (Portfolio Managers) Regulations, 1993. The AMC is promoted and sponsored by Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. (MOFSL).

Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund is a premier AMC with active operations in over 600 locations across the country. With over 9 Lakh registered clients and over 2400 office premises, Motilal Oswal has a diversified portfolio of financial services under its belt.

Apart from its primary service, which is asset management, Motilal Oswal AMC also indulges in several other financial activities in an advisory capacity to offshore funds as business consultancy, portfolio management and research exchange.

About the Trustee

Incorporated on 14 November 2008, Motilal Oswal Trustee Company Limited (MOTCL) is the trustee to Motilal Oswal Mutual Funds. The Trustee is in compliance with SEBI (MF) Regulations and reviews the operations of the AMC in accordance to the provisions laid out by the apex body.

About the Sponsor

Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited (MOFSL), the company that sponsors Motilal Oswal Mutual Funds, is a diversified financial service provider, also based out of Mumbai. They offer a wide range of financial services and products including but not limited to retail brokerage, private wealth management, investment banking, currency broking as well as the distribution of institutional asset management.

MOFSL was established in May 2005 and commenced its operations from June of the same year. With a 9 Lakh strong clientele, many of whom are High Net Worth individuals, MOFSL is a prominent name in the financial landscape of this country.

Over the years, MOFSL has acquired several companies such as Motilal Oswal Venture Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. and Peninsular Capital Markets Ltd. During FY07-08, MOFSL made its first Initial Public Offer (IPO) of 2,982,710 shares which were priced at Rs. 5 each.

After the acquisition of a few more companies such as Antop Traders Pvt. Ltd. and Motilal Oswal Insurance Brokers, MOFSL received in-principal approval of SEBI to set up mutual fund business. It is at this point that MOFSL started sponsoring Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (MOAMC).

MOAMC launched its first mutual fund in 2010, the same year MOFSL crossed Rs. 1000 Crore mark in net worth. Incidentally, MOAMC became the first AMC to ring the NASDAQ Stock Market opening bell in 2011.

MOAMC crossed the $1 Billion mark in PMS assets and equity mutual funds in 2016, a number that it reached in record time. Later the same year, MOAMC expanded its operations to the international arena, as it launched Motilal Oswal India Fund (MOIF).

Within a year, MOAMC crossed $2.5 billion in equity assets, a 150% growth in just a year. Currently, Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund has a portfolio of 34 schemes with a net AuM of Rs. 20,119 Crore. Their range of products encompasses everything from Equity, Debt, ELSS, Fund of Funds, large and mid-cap funds, to name a few.

Key information

Mutual fundMotilal Oswal Mutual Fund
Asset management companyMotilal Oswal Asset Management Company
Founded29 December 2009
Incorporated14 November 2008
SponsorsMotilal Oswal Financial Services Limited
TrusteeMotilal Oswal Trustee Company Limited
MD and CEOAashish Somaiyaa
Compliance OfficerAparna Karmase

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Step 5: Choose a level of risk. The available options are low, medium and high.

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Step 7: Select ‘Start SIP’ or ‘Invest One Time’ as per your preference. The first option will start an SIP while the latter will help you make a substantial one-time Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund online investment.

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Top Fund Managers

1. Mr. Ashish Agrawal

With nearly 15 years of experience in the financial services sector, Mr. Ashish Agrawal is a Vice President and the Head of Dealing at Motilal Oswal, apart from being an astute fund manager. Mr. Agrawal has spent several years as a Sales Trader at FPIs, and insurance companies before moving on to mutual funds in the Institutional Equities brokerage sector.

A PGDBM in Finance from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, Mr. Agrawal has worked in various capacities at leading financial organisations in India and abroad before joining Motilal Oswal. Some of the more recognisable names in his career portfolio include Edelweiss Capital where he worked as a Senior Manager – Institutional Equities for 4 years ending in 2009, after which he joined RBS Equities India Limited as an Associate Director. He then joined the Citigroup Global Markets Ltd. as a Vice President in Sales Trading, before finally moving on to Motilal Oswal Mutual Funds where he has been working for the past three years.

2. Mr. Akash Singhania

Mr. Akash Singhania is an Executive Group Vice President and a key Fund Manager at MOAMC. He has over 13 years of experience in this field.

Mr. Agrawal is a Gold medallist from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI) as well as the Institute of Company Secretaries in India (ICSI). He has also done his PGDM in Finance from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Mr. Agrawal has had early exposure to the international financial sector as he did his PGDM internship in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Unilever India. He started his career as an Equity Analyst at ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd., before moving on to Deutsche Asset Management as the Head of Equity. Mr. Agrawal left that post to join PGIM Prudential US Pramerica AMC as its Deputy CIO of Equities, a job he left in 2017 to join MOAMC.

At MOAMC, Mr. Agrawal manages funds worth Rs. 18,149 Crore spread across 14 schemes. Some of the key funds that he endorses include Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund Direct-Growth, Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund Direct-Dividend, Motilal Oswal Equity Hybrid Fund Direct-Growth and Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund Direct Dividend Yearly.

3. Mr. Abhiroop Mukherjee

Mr. Abhiroop Mukherjee has been with MOAMC as a Fund Manager since 2011. As a pivotal part of the Fund Management team at the AMC, Mr. Mukherjee oversees several schemes cutting across Equity, Debt and Balanced Funds.

Before he was a part of MOAMC, Mr. Mukherjee worked at PNB Gilts Ltd. as an Assistant Vice President of Fixed Income. He holds a PGPBF in Finance from National Institute of Bank Management apart from a B.Com degree from Calcutta University.

At MOAMC, Mr. Agrawal is responsible for managing 21 schemes with AuM of just over Rs. 2,000 Crore. Some of the funds in his portfolio that have ensured highest returns are Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund Direct Growth, Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund Direct-Dividend Payout, Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund-Direct Dividend Weekly, and Motilal Oswal Equity Hybrid Fund Direct Growth.

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