Management team

Mr. Viraj Gandhi

Mr. Viraj Gandhi

Chief Executive Officer

Viraj Gandhi has graduated as MBA in Capital Markets from NMIMS University. Prior to joining SAMCO Group, he has been associated with ICICI Securities and ASK Investments as research analyst specializing BFSI segment. Along with his responsibility to create thematic reports, he has played an instrumental role in taking up morning & weekly market calls and address investors queries which has helped him gain knowledge of both the domain, be it stock market or marketing. He has been a regular face on news channels for his far-sighted views on BFSI sector and his expertise has always been well appreciated. A dynamic combination of research and marketing background will be a great value addition to Samco Mutual Fund to take the journey forward.
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Mr. UmeshKumar Mehta

Mr. UmeshKumar Mehta

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Umeshkumar Mehta has over 24 years of experience in capital market. He has deep understanding of price and value. He is a vivid speaker and writer at various forums and business schools. He used to lead the Samco group’s Research team, managed Public Relations through regular interaction in Business Channels and print media. He understands securities law and is passionate about equities. He has working knowledge of marketing & advertisement. He has extensive experience in analyzing business models, assessing balance sheets, profit and Loss accounts and as part of experience he has rated and ranked almost all companies listed on the National Stock Exchange. He is associated with the group since last seventeen years.
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Mr. Chirag Joshi

Mr. Chirag Joshi

Chief Growth Officer

Mr. Chirag Joshi has around 12 years of experience in the field of marketing and sales. Prior to the current assignment, he was associated with Samco Securities Limited as Chief Growth Officer and member of executive leadership team. He has also been associated with Hindustan Times, CNBC TV18 previously.
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Mrs. Nirali Bhansali

Mrs. Nirali Bhansali

Fund Manager

Nirali Bhansali (B.E.,MBA Finance, pursuing CFA - US certification at final level) has nearly 8 years of experience with over 6 in capital markets & investment research. Her deep understanding of fundamental analysis has enabled her to provide cutting edge insights in conceptualising and developing Samco's flagship research and Investment products like HexaShield Framework, Stock Rating , StockBasket etc. She is a regular panelist on media & business news channels such as Bloomberg Quint, Money9 Live, CNBC TV18 etc.
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Mr. Sadath Ali Khan

Mr. Sadath Ali Khan

Head Investor Services

Mr. Sadath Khan has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Investor Services, R&T Operations, MIS reports. Prior to the current assignment, he was associated with Quantum Asset Management Company Pvt Ltd as AVP- Investor Services.
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Mr. Sachin Shetty

Mr. Sachin Shetty

Head – Operations

Sachin Shetty has over 15 + years of extensive career in financial services, Sachin has leveraged his expertise to augment functions like Asset Management, Customer Service, Banking, Treasury and Investment Operations. In addition to this, Sachin has the experience of handling various functions including audit, Unit Admin, Fund operations and general management. His last association was with ITI Asset Management where he served as Chief Operations Manager. He has also worked with institutions like Kotak Asset Management, Peerless Fund Management prior to this.

Sachin believes in persistent learning and is currently working on expanding his multi-sector knowledge with an Executive Management Program from IIM Lucknow.
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Mr. C. Balasubramanian

Mr. C. Balasubramanian

Company Secretary & Compliance Officer

Balasubramanian has over 11 years of experience in the Mutual Fund industry in the fields of Compliance, Secretarial and Legal. He is a qualified Company Secretary and holds a bachelor degree in Law and Commerce. Prior to the current assignment, he was associated with ITI Asset Management Limited as Head - Compliance, Secretarial & Legal. He has also been associated with Union Mutual Fund, Nippon Life Mutual Fund and Sundaram Mutual Fund.
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Ms. Pujarani Hati

Mrs. Pujarani Hati

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Pujarani Hati is a qualified Chartered Accountant and she has overall 10 years of experience in managing the financial actions of the Company. Prior to the current assignment, she was a Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts in Samco Securities Limited since March 2018.
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Mr. Manish Sharma

Mr. Manish Sharma

Chief Information Security Officer

Mr. Manish Sharma carries 13+ years of rich experience in IT field, his expertise on handling System network administration. Prior to the current assignment, he was managing Network Operation in Samco Securities Limited since last 6 years.
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Ms. Keerthana Bangera

Ms. Keerthana Bangera

Head – HR & Administration

Ms. Keerthana Bangera has an experience of 5.5+ years in HR and Admin activities. Prior to the current assignment, she was managing HR functions in Samco Securities Limited. She has pioneered the whole HR and Admin team. She has a track record of high performance in the hiring process, onboarding, performance management, grievances, HR Compliance, employee engagement, employee exits, payroll and admin pursuits.
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Investment team

Mrs. Nirali Bhansali

Mrs. Nirali Bhansali

Fund Manager

Nirali Bhansali (B.E.,MBA Finance, pursuing CFA - US certification at final level) has nearly 8 years of experience with over 6 in capital markets & investment research. Her deep understanding of fundamental analysis has enabled her to provide cutting edge insights in conceptualising and developing Samco's flagship research and Investment products like HexaShield Framework, Stock Rating , StockBasket etc. She is a regular panelist on media & business news channels such as Bloomberg Quint, Money9 Live, CNBC TV18 etc.
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Mr. Dhawal G Dhanani

Mr. Dhawal G Dhanani

Fund Manager

Dhawal Ghanshyam Dhanani (B.Com, A.C.A.) has over 5 years of experience advising international clients on taxation of transactions and capital markets. He worked as an equity research analyst wherein he played an instrumental role creating insightful investment strategies. He has garnered a deep analysis of financial statements and has comprehensively researched Fortune 100 companies, which has enabled him to play a key role in building Samco’s proprietary HexaShield framework.
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Mr. Paras Matalia

Mr. Paras Matalia

Fund Manager & Head of Equity Research

Paras Matalia has an experience of nearly 5 years in capital markets. He is the Fund Manager & Head of Research for Samco Mutual Fund where he has played pivotal role in analysing investments and construction of the fund portfolio. He has been crucial in the creation of the proprietary HexaShield framework which does periodic scenario analysis on fundamentals of thousands of companies across the globe. Being tech-savvy he has a strong understanding of how to leverage technology to improve the investment and portfolio management prowess.

He started his career as an equity research analyst for creating StockBasket portfolios (A long-term thematic research and investment platform) and then went on to Head the StockBasket business unit. He was also a key member in developing the stock rating matrix and MosDex algorithms (that rates and ranks Indian listed stocks) with Samco Securities. He is an expert on fundamental analysis and creating systems. He is also passionate about understanding business strategies and creating algorithms to identify price patterns.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has done his bachelor’s from R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics.

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