Mr. Vijay Krishna Kumar Director & Head - Liquid Alternatives

Mr. Vijay Krishna Kumar

Head - Liquid Alternatives

Mr. Vijay Krishna Kumar is an early pioneer and a specialist with a 12-year track record in India Long/Short investing and has a total global investment experience of almost two decades.

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.