Unifi Research Team

Saravanan V.N.
Vice President

Saravanan is a chartered accountant with 20+ years of diverse experience in capital markets research, corporate banking and auditing. He has been part of Unifi since 2006 and has been managing the AIF Category III High Yield Fund since its inception in FY2014. He closely tracks the domestic debt, hybrid and arbitrage segments besides reviewing opportunities arising from the listed pharma and chemical companies. His prior experience includes 2 years in ICICI wholesale banking division and 3 years of articleship in PWC. He participates in amateur tennis tournaments during weekends. The track record of this pursuit is however not as good as that of the High Yield Fund he manages for Unifi :-).

 

Baidik Sarkar
Vice President

Baidik is a Chartered Accountant with 18 years of experience across consulting, research, and investment management. Since 2008, he has been a core member of Unifi's research and investment management team. Currently, he assists the CIO in managing the APJ, Green, and Spin-Off Funds. Prior to this, Baidik worked as a Strategy Consultant with the Government Reforms and Institutional Development arm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). Baidik brings deep, non-generalist insights to his research and investment management practice.

HITESH ARORA
Vice President

Hitesh brings with himself strong credit markets experience after having worked with Banks such as J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank for over more than a decade. He has worked across various global markets in a wide variety of roles including Credit Structuring and Credit Risk Management.  At Unifi he manages the Insider Shadow Fund besides covering multiple names across sectors including Metals, Insurance (Life & General), Power and Telecom. He also leads the effort in evaluating investments in the REIT and InvIT space for the High Yield Fund.  Hitesh is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and MS from Columbia University, New York. He has also done his B. Tech (Hons) from IIT Kharagpur and is a CFA Charter Holder.

 

K. SIVAKUMAR
Assistant Vice President

Sivakumar is an MBA from IIM Calcutta with 10 years of experience in Corporate banking and Equity research. His corporate stints include Bank of America, Fitch Ratings &  Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore where he was part of the Global Corporates team. He also ran a proprietary equity and fund research firm targeting Retail & HNI clients. At Unifi, he is tracking Banking, NBFC & Insurance stocks in addition to assisting the CIO in managing the 'Business Consolidation After Disruptions' fund. He also advises AIF fund on debt investments. Sivakumar is a CFA charter holder and also holds a degree in Electrical engineering from Sri Venkateswara University.

Sreemant Dudhoria
Senior Manager

Sreemant Dudhoria is a CFA Charter Holder with 10+ years of experience in equity research and information technology (banking and finance domain). His prior experience includes a stint at Infosys Ltd. At UNIFI he tracks the auto, auto parts, micro irrigation, metals and cement sector. He also assists the CIO in managing the Blended- Rangoli Strategy. He is an engineering graduate from Anna University.

E. Prithvi Raj
Senior Manager

Prithvi has more than 7+ years of experience in equity research and corporate finance. At Unifi, he handles equity research across Consumption, Oil & Gas, and Infrastructure sectors. He also assists CIO in managing the ‘Business Consolidation After Disruptions’ Fund (BCAD). Prior to this, he has worked as an analyst at a boutique investment bank during which he was handling the corporate finance transactions for infrastructure projects. Prithvi holds an MBA degree from Great Lakes Institute of Management and he is an Electronics and Communication Engineer.

ARUN KUMAR
MANAGER

Arun is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 5+ years of experience in capital markets research, corporate finance, auditing and taxation. He is currently part of Unifi Alternatives team that manages the High Yield fund and Holdco fund. Key responsibilities include research of debt and arbitrage investments, due diligence and performance monitoring of investee companies. Prior to Unifi, he was part of the corporate finance division of Essel Forex.

SEBI Registration Number

PMS  -   INP000000613
NSE  -   CM: INB231159634
F&O: INF231159634
CDS: INE231159634
BSE   -   CM - INB011159630
CDSL  - IN-DP-CDSL-300-2005
CDSL  -  IN-DP-18-2015
Permanent Registration No.
AIF  -   IN/AIF3/12-13/0026
AIF2  -   IN/AIF3/17-18/0327