Mr. A K Sridhar has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Funds Management area.
Presently, Mr. Sridhar is the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of IndiaFirst
Life Insurance Company, a joint venture life insurance Company, promoted by Bank of Baroda and
Legal & General Group of UK. He looks after all the investment management functions of the
Company along with a team of Fund Managers, Dealers and Research Analysts. In addition, he is
on the various Board level committees on Product Development, Operations Management, ALM
and Risk Management functions.
From Sep 2007 till Jan 2009, Mr. Sridhar was the CEO & Head of Investments of UTI
International (Singapore) Ltd, an offshore fund management unit of UTI AMC Ltd, India. As a CEO
of the this CMS Licensed fund management company in Singapore, he was responsible for driving
the entire offshore investment management business of the Company, which included business
development, sales & marketing, fund management, product development, operations and
regulatory compliance functions at Singapore. UTI International Singapore Ltd, is a company
promoted by UTI Asset Management Company, Mumbai, India. During his tenure, he set up this
full fledged investment management company from the scratch and was managing equity & debt
Funds for offshore institutional clients from Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Middle East.
From Feb 2009 till Sep 2009, he was the Executive Director of Dawnay Day AV Analytics Ltd
and was in charge of the research delivery to the global clients and has set up the merchant
banking and investment advisory services.
Till Sep 2007, Mr. Sridhar, was the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of
UTI AMC Ltd, managing the Equity and Income Schemes of Rs. 48,000 Crs (USD 10 Billions) with a
team of 10 Fund Managers and 13 research analysts & Dealers. He has the hands on experience of
working in the various facets of investment management such as equity research, dealing, project
financing, credit rating, treasury operations, infrastructure project funding in addition to his core
area of Fund Management of equity & debt funds. He held the position of CIO of UTI AMC for 4
years, before he moved to Singapore, as CEO and Head of Investments of UTI International
Singapore Pte. Ltd. He was the Head of Equity Research Division and Internal Credit Rating
Division for 2 years after spending around 11 years in project finance, treasury management and
fund management of various equity, debt and balanced Funds of UTI.
In addition to his role as the Chief Investment Officer at UTI AMC, he was actively involved in strategic
planning issues on various facets of UTI AMC Ltd, such as sales & marketing, operations, risk
management, HR Policies, international business operations, joint ventures and new business
opportunities. He has also extensively contributed on the various internal and Board level committees on
Investment Policies, Product Development, HR policies, Risk management and Corporate planning. He
played a key role in the Corporate restructuring exercise of the erstwhile UTI. Mr. Sridhar was also a
Director on the Board of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) for more than 3 years, till 2007.
Mr. Sridhar started his career as an Audit Officer in Price Waterhouse (PWC) in 1984.
Subsequently, he worked in the finance division of Ashok Leyland Ltd for 3 years, before he joined