OUR TEAM

  • Saurabh Mukherjea, CFA

    Chief Investment Officer

    Saurabh Mukherjea is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Marcellus Investment Managers. He is the former CEO of Ambit Capital and played a key role in Ambit’s rise as a broker and a wealth manager. When Saurabh left Ambit in June 2018, assets under advisory were $800mn.

    Saurabh was educated at the London School of Economics where he earned a BSc in Economics (with First Class Honours) and MSc in Economics (with distinction in Macro & Microeconomics).

    In London, Saurabh was the co-founder of Clear Capital and in 2007 he was rated by the Extel Survey as one of the top small cap analysts in the UK.

    In India, Saurabh was rated as the leading equity strategist in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the Asiamoney polls.

    Saurabh is a CFA charterholder and a SEBI registered investment advisor. In 2017, upon SEBI’s invitation, he joined SEBI’s Asset Management Advisory Committee.

    Saurabh has written three bestselling books: Gurus of Chaos (2014), The Unusual Billionaires (2016) and “Coffee Can Investing: The low risk route to stupendous returns” (2018).

  • Pramod Gubbi, CFA

    Head of sales

    In the final two years of his 8 year stint in Ambit Capital, Pramod was Managing Director & Head of Institutional Equities (from 2016 to 2018). Prior to that Pramod, served as the head of Ambit’s Singapore office from 2013-2016. Before joining Ambit, Pramod worked across sales and research functions at Clear Capital, a British equity research firm.

    Besides being a technology analyst, Pramod has served in technology firms such as HCL Technologies and Philips Semiconductors’ Indian arm in Business Development and Engineering respectively.

    Qualifications : Pramod is CFA charter holder with a B.Tech from Regional Engineering College, Surathkal and a Post-graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad.

  • Rakshit Ranjan, CFA

    Portfolio Manager

    Rakshit spent 6 years (2005-2011) covering UK equities with Lloyds Bank (Director, Institutional Equity Research) and Execution Noble (Sector Lead analyst). During these six years, he was ranked amongst the top-3 UK Insurance analysts (Thomson Reuters Extel survey) in the mid-cap space. Since 2011, Rakshit led Ambit Capital’s consumer research franchise which got voted as No.1 for Discretionary Consumer and within top-3 for Consumer Staples in 2015 and 2016. He launched Ambit’s Coffee Can PMS in Mar’17 and managed it till Dec’18. Under his management, Ambit’s Coffee Can PMS was one of India’s top performing equity products during 2018.

    Qualifications :Rakshit has a B.Tech from IIT (Delhi) and is a CFA charter holder.

  • Manish Hemnani

    COO, Head - Client Relations

    Manish is one of the Founders of Marcellus. Manish comes from quantitative data analytics and research background, and has more than 12 years of experience working with banks and financial institutions across east-Asia, India and Europe. Prior to founding Marcellus, he founded Crosstab Limited (2011), a London based quantitative data analytics outfit. Prior to that he worked with a Mumbai based boutique analytics consulting firm.

    Manish holds an MBA from University of Warwick – Warwick Business School (UK).

  • Ashvin Shetty, CFA

    Portfolio Counsellor

    Ashvin has more than 10 years of experience in equity research. He led the coverage on automobile sector at Ambit Capital from 2010 to 2017. He was ranked in Starmine Analyst Awards 2013 and 2016 for his stock picking abilities during this stint. He thereafter worked as a senior analyst for Ambit’s Mid and Small cap PMS funds till November 2018. Prior to joining Ambit, he worked with Execution Noble as an analyst covering consumer and media space. He has also worked with KPMG’s and Deloitte’s statutory audit departments from 2004 to 2007 gaining extensive experience across Indian accounting standards and financial statement analysis.

    Qualifications: Ashvin is a BCom graduate from Narsee Monjee College (Mumbai). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI India) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, USA).

  • Sudhanshu Nahta

    Portfolio Counsellor

    Prior to joining Marcellus, Sudhanshu was Executive Assistant to the CEO at Ambit Capital and worked in the Institutional Equities’ Strategy team. He has also worked with KPMG in the statutory audit team from 2013 to 2016 gaining extensive experience across Indian accounting standards, financial control systems and financial statement analysis & reviews.

    Qualifications : Sudhanshu is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CFA Level 3 candidate. He has completed his graduation in Commerce from Mumbai University.

  • Salil Desai

    Portfolio Counsellor

    Salil joins Marcellus from Premji Invest, India’s largest family office by assets under management, where he spent 6 years as a senior member of the team that managed ~US$2bn in listed equities. Prior to that, Salil worked for IDFC Securities, a prominent equity brokerage in Mumbai, where he came to be known as one of India’s leading analysts for core economy sectors. Over a career spanning 12 years in equities, he has tracked multiple sectors, including industrials, infrastructure, utilities, insurance, cement, metals and logistics.

     

    Qualifications: Salil is a Chartered Accountant and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from NMIMS, Mumbai. He completed his graduation in Commerce from Mumbai University

  • Tej Shah

    Portfolio Counsellor

    Prior to joining Marcellus, Tej worked at Mayfield, a Silicon Valley headquartered venture capital fund which manages $3Bn globally and $220Mn in India. Tej spent 2 years as a part of Mayfield India’s investment team covering multiple sectors and being at the centre of India’s evolving venture ecosystem. Prior to Mayfield, Tej was a part of the equity and capital markets team of Ambit Capital where he worked on executing IPOs, QIPs and buybacks.

    Qualifications: Tej is a Chartered Accountant and has cleared all levels of the CFA exam. He holds a B. Com degree from Ahmedabad University.

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