Meet the Team
Executive Director, ASK Group
With a career spanning three decades in the markets, Mr. Shah has deep interface in the Indian corporate world, providing comprehensive insights in Indian capital markets (Equity and Fixed Income) and giving strong emphasis towards bottom-up investing. With stock picking being his special strength, he has a significant understanding of global businesses. As the Executive Director of ASK Group, Mr. Shah provides strategic guidance to the CEOs in managing their respective businesses while closely supervising the Investment Management business of the group. In 2013, he authored a book titled 'Of Long-Term Value & Wealth Creation from Equity Investing: Observation, Ideas & Reflections'. He has been featured in 'Wizards of Dalal Street' (CNBC TV18), '20 Market Wizards' (Forbes India), 'India's 40 Market Minds' (Outlook Profit), 'India's Money Monarch' (Investment Interview Book), among others.
Business Head & Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
Prateek Agrawal is the Business Head & CIO of the ASKIM and has over 22 years of experience. Prateek is an Engineer from REC Rourkela and an MBA from XIM Bhubaneswar. He has over 22 years of rich experience in capital markets, starting with SBI Capital Markets in 1994 where he spent ten years and ABN Amro AMC where he worked for a little over three years as Head - Equities. At ABN AMRO MF, he was head of equity and managed / advised over $ 1 bn of equity assets ($ 300 mn domestic & $ 700 mn offshore) and delivered stellar performance. His last assignment was at Bharti Axa IM as Head of Equity, where he was part of the core management team & was involved in setting up the equity team from scratch. He has joined the ASK group in Apr '11.
Head - Business Development, Products and Customer Service
Mr. Mehta heads the Business Development for Equity PMS, Real Estate Funds and Private Equity Funds in domestic markets and is also responsible for offshore sales through the distribution network. He has over 18 years of experience in the Equities, Asset Management and Financial Services industry. Prior to joining ASK Group, he was associated with Motilal Oswal AMC, GE Money and Godrej Appliances.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Gaurav has over 21 years of experience in Investment Research and Portfolio Management. He manages Growth and Life strategies. The experience includes 10 years of experience in Private Equity and sell side research. He has been with ASKIM for over 11 years and worked with IL&FS group prior to that. Gaurav is an MBA from IIM Lucknow and BA Economics (Hons) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Sumit has over 12 years of total experience and has been working with ASK Investment Managers since the last 11 years. He has been managing Indian Entrepreneur Portfolio strategy since inception. The fund has grown to upwards of INR 5000 crs over last 7 years. He is also engaged in research of business within ASKIM universe, identifying new investment opportunities and tracking their performance at regular intervals. He closely covers Infrastructure and IT businesses at ASK. He been very instrumental in preparing Financial and Valuation models at ASK. Prior to joining ASK, he has worked with First Global tracking US macro economy and FMCG sectors. His articles have appeared in leading US business journals. He is a Post Graduate in Management from Mumbai University.