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Our Alternate Assets business has successfully raised / advised / managed over USD 5.12 billion from a diverse set of domestic and international investors across multiple assets classes such as Real Estate, Private Equity, Special Situations, Listed Strategies, Infrastructure and Investment Advisory.
S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (“KIAL”). He is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter.
Srini founded the Alternative Asset Management business and has grown it to an AUM of appx USD 5 billion which is one of India’s largest home grown Alternative Investment Manager. Leading investors in the funds under his leadership include Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Govt Investment Corporation (GIC) Singapore, British International Investment, Allianz Germany, etc. Under his leadership KIAL invests in different asset classes including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Special Situations & Credit, Private Equity, Listed Strategies and Investment Advisory. As one of the earliest fund managers to raise and invest capital in India, Srini has introduced significant financing, financial structuring and negotiating skills in the alternate assets industry.
Prior to KIAL, he was a part of Kotak’s investment banking joint venture with Goldman Sachs from inception in 1995, and was co-head of Kotak Investment Banking until 2005. At Kotak Investment Banking, Srini advised leading domestic and international companies on capital raising, M&A and strategic divestitures.
Srini is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) subcommittee on Capital Markets. He is also a Board member of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Limited (APREA) & Co-Chairman of the India Chapter. He is also a member of the Governing Council of Global Real Estate Institute (GRI) – India Chapter. He is a Member of the Executive Committee at the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and a Member of the Private Credit Council at Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (“EMPEA”).
Srini holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Delhi University and an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
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