Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited

Kotak Mahindra Group had been associated with private equity investments since 1997. In 2005, to bring about a sharper focus to this business, Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited was set up as the Group’s Alternate Assets practice with its first structured third party private equity and real estate funds.

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Alternate Asset Managers Ltd.

Established in

USD 8.8 Billion

total capital commitments

Presence across

6 business verticals

Pioneers in select sectors and investment structures


Our Businesses

Funds Raised in Alternate Assets
(USD million)

Our Alternate Assets business has successfully raised / advised / managed over USD 8.8 billion from a diverse set of domestic and international investors across multiple assets classes such as Real Estate, Private Equity, Special Situations, Infrastructure and Investment Advisory.

262 KIREF 1 101 IGF 161
918 KIVF 31 KIV(O)F 10 KIGF II 223 KAOIF 391
1,183 KIRF 265
1,257 KIPEF 74
1,369 KIREF IV & V-113
1,658 Managed Account-200 CIF 89
1,814 Managed Account-156
2,720 KIPEF III 65 Managed Account-250 KIREF VIII 268 IWF-122
2,852 KIREF IX-79 KIAHF-52
4,066 IOAF-222 KSSF-993
4,256 Optimus - 174 IWF II-16
5,014 KPRECS – 378 Pre-IPO - 228 IWF II 34 Optimus - 118
6,986 KICREF IFSC – 567 KIIF-664 KREF X – 532 Pre-IPO - 42 KPCF – 46 Optimus - 59
8,881 KSSF - 1250 KDCF – 590 KPCF – 40 Optimus - 14

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Limited (“KAAML”). 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 8.8 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 KAAML invests in different asset classes including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Special Situations & Credit, Private Equity 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 KAAML, 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 was a Member of the Executive Committee at the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and is 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.

S. Sriniwasan
Managing Director
Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Ltd.