Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd., the asset manager of Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund, is a joint venture between Baroda Asset Management India Ltd. and Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A.
Baroda Asset Management India Ltd
Baroda Asset Management India Ltd. was established back in 1992. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda.
Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A
Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A was established back in 1928 in Milano, Italy. It was the asset manager of UniCredit S.p.A, an Italian multinational banking and financial services provider.
In 2016, UniCredit sold Pioneer Investments to Amundi, a French asset management company for €3.55 billion. Amundi is currently the largest asset management company (AMC) in Europe with an asset under management worth €1.4 trillion.
Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd.
Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A acquired 51% stake in Baroda Asset Management Company Ltd. in 2008. The AMC thus formed was renamed as Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd.
After the sale of Pioneer Investments to Amundi, Bank of Baroda purchased the 51% stake of Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd. and Baroda Pioneer Trustee Company Private Ltd. in 2018 that UniCredit previously held. Both the AMC and trustee are now wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda.
Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd. is registered as a trust with SEBI under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 and registration code MF/018/94/2.
The AMC is currently working towards serving a wide range of client base though the extensive branch network of Bank of Baroda. It also ensures effective levels of customer service for its investors. The company also delivers sound investment management by maintaining a consistent performance.
The Bank of Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund introduces useful and inviolate features on a continuous basis to increase their competency. It also brings in high levels of compliance and corporate governance.
As of FY 2017-18, the AMC generated annual revenue of Rs. 47.4 Crore, a profit of Rs. 3.1 Crore.
As of 31 March 2019, Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd. offers 73 schemes and has an asset under management (AuM) of Rs. 11,319 Crore.
|Fund Name||Category||Risk||1Y Returns||Rating||Fund Size(in Cr)|
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|Mutual fund||Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund|
|Asset management company||Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd.|
|Set up||24 November 1994|
|Incorporated||5 November 1992|
|Sponsors||Bank of Baroda|
|Trustee||Baroda Pioneer Trustee Company Private Ltd.|
|Name of trustees||Mr. R. L. Baxi (Independent Director)||Mr. Shrinivas K Suvarna (Independent Director)||Mr. V. H. Bhatia (Independent Director)||Mr. Joydeep Dutta Roy (Associate Director)||G. Anantharaman (Independent Director)|
|COO||Mr. Kiran Deshpande|
|MD and CEO||Mr. Anthony Heredia|
|CIO||Mr. Sanjay Chawla|
|Investor Service Officer||Mr. Amitabh Ambastha|
|Compliance Officer||Ms. Farhana Mansoor|
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Top Fund Managers
1. Mr. Karn Kumar
Mr. Karn Kumar holds a degree in B.Com and a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Kumar is currently the Fund Manager & Senior Credit Analyst at Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund.
He manages an AuM of Rs. 981 Crore invested in 5 schemes like Baroda Credit Risk Fund Plan B – G and D.
He was initially the Associate Manager of Corporate Finance at Sterlite Industries Ltd. in 2003. In 2006, he joined ICICI Bank as a Manager. A year later, he moved to CRISIL Ltd. as a Manager of Ratings. Mr. Kumar joined Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Ltd. as a Senior Credit Analyst in 2013. He was promoted to Fund Manager in 2017.
Mr. Karn Kumar has more than 13 years of experience in fixed income, corporate finance, and credit research.
2. Ms. Hetal P. Shah
Ms. Hetal P. Shah holds a B.Com, MBA, and JAIIB degree. She currently serves as the Fund Manager of Debt Funds at Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd. since 2006.
Ms. Shah manages an AuM of Rs. 7,713 Crore invested in 28 schemes like Baroda Short Term Bond, Baroda Gilt Fund, Baroda Liquid Fund, Baroda Dynamic Fund, Baroda Treasury Advantage Fund, Baroda Conservative Hybrid Fund, etc.
Before joining Baroda Pioneer, she was with Bank of India in its Treasury Department back in 1999.
Ms. Hetal P. Shah has more than 20 years of experience in fund and treasury management.
3. Mr. Dipak Acharya
Mr. Dipak Acharya holds an M.Com and MBA degree. He also holds certifications from AICWA and CAIIB. Mr. Acharya is Fund Manager of Equity at Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund since 2008.
He manages an AuM of Rs. 2,147 Crore invested in 17 schemes like Baroda Banking and Financial Services Fund, Baroda Large Cap Fund, Baroda Multi Cap Fund, Baroda Midcap Direct Fund, Baroda Hybrid Equity Fund, Baroda Equity Linked Saving Scheme 96 Fund, etc.
He has been associated with Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd. since 2003. Prior to this, he was with the Treasury Department and Credit Department at Bank of Baroda for 10 years.
Mr. Dipak Acharya has an industry experience of more than 13 years in asset management and investment sector.
4. Mr. Alok Sahoo
Mr. Alok Sahoo holds a B.Tech degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a PGDM in Finance degree from the Xavier Institute of Management. He is also a Financial Risk Manager from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute.
He is currently the Head of Fixed income at Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd. since 2008. Mr. Sahoo manages an AuM of Rs. 9,043 Crore invested in 25 schemes like Baroda Short Term Bond Direct Fund, Baroda Credit Risk Fund Plan B, Baroda Liquid Direct Fund, Baroda Dynamic Bond, Baroda Treasury Advantage Direct Fund, etc.
Mr. Sahoo was initially the Fund Manager of Fixed Income at UTI Asset Management Company in 2000. In 2006, he moved to HSBC Mutual Fund as a Fund Manager of Fixed Income.
Mr. Alok Sahoo has been associated with the asset management and investment area for more than 18 years.
5. Mr. Sanjay Chawla
Mr. Sanjay Chawla holds an MMS degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He is currently the CIO and Co-Fund Manager of Equity and Debt Fund at Baroda Pioneer Mutual Fund since 2013.
He manages an AuM of Rs. 2,102 Crore invested in 12 schemes like Baroda Large Cap Direct Fund, Baroda Multi Cap Fund, Baroda Large Cap Direct Fund, Baroda Midcap Direct Fund, Baroda Hybrid Equity Fund, Baroda Equity Linked Saving Scheme 96 Fund, etc.
Mr. Chawla worked with Dalal Consultants and Engineers Ltd. as a Consultant in 1990. He became the Assistant Editor at Capital Market Magazine in 1992. In 2004, he joined SBI Capital Markets as the Head of Research, Vice President, and Group Head of Securities Research Group. He moved to Birla SunLife Mutual Fund as a Senior Fund Manager in 2007.
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