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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 2010/10/06 - Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd (KMUK), a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, announces the appointment of Abhishek Bhalotia as the CEO of its London office.
Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd (KMUK) specialises in providing India-specific investment strategies and solutions to global investors through a wide range of mutual funds as well as sub-advisory arrangements. The company has a registered office in London, and branches in Dubai and Singapore.
Based in London, Abhishek replaces Shyam Kumar who has returned to work at Kotak Mahindra Bank’s head office in Mumbai.
In his new role Abhishek will be responsible for overseeing business development in Europe, through distribution channels and facilitating institutional sales in the region.
Abhishek joined the Kotak group in July 1995 and has held roles in Kotak Mahindra Bank’s Private Client Group, the Retail Group and the Wealth Management business. Prior to this appointment, Abhishek has been part of the senior management team at Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd as CEO of the Dubai branch.
Paul Parambi, Head of the International Business at Kotak Mahindra Bank welcomed the appointment:
“We believe that Abhishek will continue to be a great asset to the Kotak Mahindra team and we are confident that his experience with Kotak makes him ideally placed to successfully drive business development in Europe as we continue to offer international investors access to the Indian growth story.”
Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd. (KMUK) offers four long-only Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS III SICAV funds to retail and institutional investors. They are as follows:
• the India Growth Fund (large cap);
• the India Mid-Cap Fund;
• the Indian Multicap Fund;
• the India Infrastructure Realty Fund (thematic strategy).
Additionally, the firm offers a number of funds for institutional investors.
• In 2010 the Kotak Mahindra group (kotak.com) is celebrating its first quarter-century of business. Since its birth in 1985 the group has grown to become one of India’s financial services leaders.
• It has significant presence across various businesses including commercial banking, retail banking, stock broking, asset management, life insurance and investment banking.
• Kotak has over USD $10 billion of assets under management / advisory (as of June ‘10)
• The offshore asset management team at Kotak specializes in providing ‘India-focused’ investment solutions to international investors seeking to participate in the India growth story.
• Kotak has a range of funds open to both institutional and retail investors, the latter available through intermediaries and IFAs.
About Kotak Mahindra (UK) Limited (“KMUK”)
Incorporated in the United Kingdom and authorized & regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, KMUK is a member of the London Stock Exchange and is registered with the Securities Exchange Board of India as a Foreign Institutional Investor (FII). KMUK has its branch offices in Singapore and Dubai which are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Dubai Financial Services Authority respectively. KMUK is also registered as an investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission, USA.
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