Interview with Dhawal Mehta, Head of India Equity Investment at Reliance Asset Management Singapore
Dhawal is the Head of the Equity Investments Team at RAMS and Portfolio Manager of the IEGF LT since August 1, 2010. With over 19 years of experience in Indian equities he is a well-known name in the industry. He joined RAMS in March 2010 from Deutsche Asset Management (Asia), Singapore where he managed a US$600 million long-only India dedicated equity portfolio. Prior to Deutsche, Dhawal managed India equity funds at HDFC Asset Management as a Senior Fund Manager handling six equity mandates totaling US$600 million. He spent over five years at Alliance Bernstein doing Asia ex-Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore research on commodities and discretionary consumer sectors. He also managed India-dedicated money for Alliance totaling US$150 million. He has consistent and impressive track record in terms of beating benchmark and top quartile performance among peers. Dhawal has extensive sell-side experience too with marquee firms like IDFC, UBS Securities, UTI Securities and ASK-Raymond James. He covered the cement, metals, autos, chemicals, engineering and capital goods, paper and conglomerate sectors as a sell-side analyst. Dhawal is a Mathematics graduate from the University of Mumbai. He has an accounting qualification (The ICWAI) and holds an MBA in Finance from IIM, Kolkata. He is also a CFA charter holder since 2001.