Before joining IDFC AMC, Mr. Kumar was the Director of Mumbai based Gulmohar Alpha Capital Advisors and Senior Portfolio Manager of Swiss based multi-manager SteppenWolf Capital LLC. During his time there, he won awards for ‘Best Emerging Markets Investor – India’ and ‘Best India Long/Short’ by AI Hedge in 2016.
Prior to this, he was the CIO and Portfolio Manager for The Chatterjee Group’s public equities division (TCG, a Soros spinoff). During his tenure, TCG IndiaStar was ranked number two by Eurekahedge in its peer group. Before that, he was the Co-CIO of the AGRA India Fund (PCE Investors, London), seeded by New Alpha Advisers, a consortium of blue chip European insurance companies.
Mr. Kumar holds a Masters in Corporate and International Finance from Durham University, UK.