Sundaram Alternate Assets Ltd. (SA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited (SAMC), that caters to investment needs of high net-worth individuals (HNIs). SAMC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sundaram Finance Limited, a leading non-banking finance company in India.
Our offerings include Portfolio Management Services (PMS) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs).
Built on a foundation of trust, Sundaram Alternates tailors solutions to help you meet your long-term wealth creation goals.
Our fund management team has over three decades of expertise creating wealth for investors in the real estate and equity spaces, and our strategies are built on new-age industry practices, sound operating models, data-backed research, and transparency - to give your wealth the edge it needs.
Invest with us and take the next step toward progress.
Mr. Harsha Viji
Mr. Harsha Viji presently serves as Deputy Managing Director of Sundaram Finance Limited. He earlier served as Executive Director (Strategy & Planning) of Sundaram Finance and as the Managing Director of Sundaram Assets Management Company. Mr. Harsha serves as a director on the boards of several companies. He has a total experience of over 21 years wherein he has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, McKinsey & Company and Sundaram Finance Limited in different capacities.
Mr. Harsha is a Commerce graduate, qualified Chartered Accountant and Master of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
Mr. Vikaas M Sachdeva
Mr. Vikaas M Sachdeva is an industry stalwart with over three decades of experience in the Asset Management business. He is currently the Managing Director of Sundaram Alternates, driving growth across different platforms, geographies and asset classes.
During the course of his career, he has held several influential and senior management positions across marquee financial service organizations. He has a broad range of interests across functions like global and domestic sales, investment management, digital and physical distribution, marketing, HR and customer service.
Starting his career in asset management as one of the founding members of Birla Sun Life International AMC Ltd., Vikaas has been instrumental in turning around companies like ING Investment management in India. He was the CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd., successfully turning around the business culminating in the acquisition of JP Morgan MF in India. He has also been the Global CEO of Enam Asset Management Ltd., where he oversaw both the global and domestic side of the business.
Among his industry affiliations, he has been an erstwhile member of the Mutual Fund Advisory Committee (MFAC), a high-powered committee appointed by SEBI to advise them on governing the MF industry. He was also on the board of the Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI), heading the ETF and indexing committee, which submitted the first white paper on ETFs to SEBI. More recently he was associated with the Asset Managers Roundtable of India (AMRI), the nodal body for FPIs in the country.
Vikaas is an active Fintech enthusiast and is currently on the Advisory Committee of India FinTech Forum.
Mr. Lakshminarayanan Duraiswamy
Mr. Lakshminarayanan Duraiswamy is currently the full-time Director of Sundaram Home Finance Ltd. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Sundaram AMC till March 2019. He was with Sundaram AMC since 2009, and has a total experience of over 25 years in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Sundaram AMC, he worked for Citibank and GE Capital in India and in Australia in various risk management roles.
Mr. Lakshminarayanan is a commerce graduate, qualified Cost Accountant and Master of Business Administration (Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai).
Mr. Arvind Sethi
Mr. Arvind Sethi has a total experience of over 34 years in the banking and financial services sector. He has served as Managing Partner of CAP-M Consulting India Private Limited, Managing Director of Tata Assets Management Limited and Managing Director of Bank of America (Global Markets). He has also held senior level positions at ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC. He serves as a director on the boards of several companies. He has been a member of RBI's Technical Advisory Committee on Foreign Exchange.
Mr. Arvind is a Master in Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford University).
Mr. Karthik B. Athreya
Mr. Karthik Athreya, Director and Head of Strategy for Alternative Credit, is a financial services professional with over 22 years of experience across principal investing, funds management, investment banking, corporate finance, assurance and transaction diligence services. He heads Sundaram Alternates’ (SA) private credit team which manages Assets over $170 million across real estate and private credit. Prior to SA, Karthik led the India business of Clearwater Capital Partners, a pan Asian special situations fund since 2007 and oversaw over a billion dollars of investment in India across secured lending, offshore private credit, deep restructurings, private equity and real estate investing. He was instrumental in the set up and build out of Clearwater’s high yield Assets-backed lending NBFC platform that built close to USD 400 million balance sheet profitably. Prior to Clearwater, Karthik was a founder employee and a Director of Investment Banking at YES Bank. He worked as a Director in the Investment Banking business of Rabo India Finance, a subsidiary of Rabobank Nederlands. Prior to this, Karthik worked in the Corporate Finance group of Arthur Andersen and with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their assurance & transaction advisory business.
Vikaas M Sachdeva has over 25 years of work experience across the financial services industry, of which, for close to a decade he has served as a Chief Executive Officer across organizations. He is the former CEO of EMKAY Investment Managers Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Emkay Global Financial Services Limited (EGFSL). He was previously associated with ENAM Asset Management, Edelweiss Asset Management, BOI AXA Investment Management, ING Investment Management and Birla Sun Life AMC.
Mr Vikaas has been an erstwhile member on the Mutual Fund Advisory Committee (MFAC), a high-powered committee appointed by SEBI. He also served as a director on the board of the Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI) for over half a decade and had led the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) committee. More recently, Mr Vikaas was associated with the Asset Managers Roundtable of India (AMRI), the nodal body for FPIs in the country.
He is a Commerce Graduate and holds a Master’s in Management Studies (Marketing) from CRKIMR, Mumbai.
Mr. Madanagopal Ramu
Fund Manager and Head - Equity
Mr. Madanagopal Ramu is Head - Equities and Fund Manager, with over 15 years of experience in the Indian Financial Markets. He currently manages an Assets Under Management (AUM) of around Rs. 3400 crores and has over 6 years of experience in managing funds. He manages Sundaram India Secular Opportunities Portfolio (SISOP), Sundaram Emerging Leadership Fund (S.E.L.F.) and Voyager PMS strategies which recently won awards at PMS Bazaar’s PMS Rankings FY 21-22 event. Madan joined Sundaram Mutual fund in 2010 as a Research Analyst from Centrum Broking and has made rapid progress during his tenure in Sundaram AMC. He became the Head of Equity Research in April 2015 and started actively managing funds from January 2016. He comes with strong academic qualifications, as a qualified Cost Accountant and a Management degree from BIM Trichy.
Mr. Prashant Kutty
Assistant Fund Manager
Mr. Prashant Kutty has over 15 years of experience in financial services across investment research and analysis spanning consumer goods, retail, and mid caps. Prior to joining Sundaram Alternates, he worked with Emkay Global Financial Services, Standard Chartered Securities, HDFC Securities and IDBI Bank. Prashant holds an MBA Finance from BVIMSR, Mumbai University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University.
Mr. Arjun Sankar
Fund Manager - Credit
Mr. Arjun Sankar is a real estate professional with over a decade's experience in real estate investments, lending, and fundraising. He has proven experience in real estate micro-market management in India, and investments across real estate - residential and commercial and is currently responsible for SA's RE Credit Fund Investments. Prior to his role at SA, he was responsible for building and managing a real estate portfolio of $180 mn in South India. He has worked across investment cycles and managed several exits with a record of 18% IRRs on exits and has significant experience across product classes within real estate financing across residential, retail, and commercial.
Mr. Manoj Mahadevan
Fund Manager and Head of Bengaluru RE Markets
Mr. Manoj Mahadevan is a finance professional with over a decade's experience in real estate funding and relationship management across multiple markets in West and South India. His areas of expertise include business development, debt funding, financial analysis and cash flow projections, client relationship and service delivery and is currently responsible for SA's RE Credit Fund Investments. Prior to SA, he was a part of the corporate real estate funding group of Kotak Mahindra Investments Limited (managing Assets over Rs. 2,000 cr.) and JM Financial catering to project finance needs of large developers in Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai region (managing an exposure of over Rs.5,000 cr). His prior work experience includes a 5+ year stint with Jones Lang LaSalle as Manager - Capital Markets. He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College and holds a master's in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Chandan Kumar
Mr Chandan Kumar is a finance professional with over 12 years of experience in structured finance, debt advisory, special situation Assets and fund structuring. Prior to this, Mr Chandan was an Associate Director of InCred Capital, an NBFC for 4 years and Senior Vice President of Yes Bank Limited. In the past, Mr. Chandan worked with Mahindra Satyam as Software Engineer for nearly 2 years in areas of data mining, analytics and statistical models. Mr Chandan is a Bachelor of Engineering from B.I.T Sindri and holds post graduate diploma in business management from XLRI Jamshedpur.
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