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Fund Management

Fund Management Team

Fund Management Team

Our in-house team of experts ensures that you derive optimum value for your money. Aviva has made significant investments in infrastructure and people. The fund management team comprises of well-qualified and experienced professionals.

Jyoti Vaswani - CIO & Director leads the Investment team of Aviva. She is supported by Head - Fixed Income & Head – Equity. Their brief profile is as under:


Ms. Jyoti Vaswani - CIO & Director - Fund Management

She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) by qualification and has 20 years of experience. She has been with Aviva since August 2004. She joined Aviva from JM Capital Management where she was heading the Equity Fund Management Function. In her previous experiences with JM Share & Stock Brokers Ltd, Prabhudas Lilladher Pvt. Ltd and General Insurance Corporation, she was involved in equity research. She has been leading the Investment Function at Aviva since 2005. She is a part of the Core Leadership Team at Aviva.

Jyoti is a recipient of the ICRA Gold Award for the best performer for JM Balanced Fund for three year period ended March 2004. She also attended a course on Financial Markets from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), London.

Mr. Niraj Kumar- Associate Director & Head Equity

Niraj has more than 15 years of experience in the area of fund management and macroeconomics. He is an Economics graduate from Univ. of Delhi and holds an MBA degree in Finance. He has been working with Aviva Life Insurance for more than 6 years and has been responsible for managing equity assets with the help of an Equity Investment Team comprising of Equity Fund Manager, Equity Analysts, Economist and Equity Dealer. Prior to Aviva, he has worked with a leading Mutual Fund for almost 6 years in different positions as a Sector Analyst and Fund Manager. He has also worked with Ministry of Planning (Govt. of India) in a brief stint.

Over the years, he has built expertise in the areas of portfolio management, Equity Analysis and Macroeconomics as he has worked for diverse fields.


Mr. Amit Joshi - Vice President and Head - Fixed Income

Amit Heads the Fixed Income Fund Management at Aviva Life Insurance. He brings with him 17 years of diverse experience in Indian Fixed Income markets spread across Asset management, Wealth Management, Trading and Research. Before joining Aviva, Amit held Fixed Income leadership positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management, ING Life Insurance and JM Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Securities.

He Holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Benaras Hindu University and a Masters in Business Economics from University of Delhi. He also holds the prestigious CFA Charter from CFA Institute, USA. In his spare time he enjoys reading on diverse subjects and is an avid marathon runner.


Mr. Vijay Anand – Senior Fund Manager - Fixed Income

Vijay joined the fund management team of Aviva Life Insurance in July 2010. He brings more than 14 years of experience in Fixed Income Market. Earlier, he was working with Reliance Life Insurance Co. Ltd as Fund Manager -Fixed Income. He has also worked with PNB Gilts Ltd. a leading Primary Dealer of the country & with Development Credit Bank Ltd in the areas of treasury, trading and fund management.

He is Science graduate and has also completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance from Indian Institute of Finance. Over the years, he has built expertise in the areas of Fixed Income Products & Fixed Income Portfolio Management.


Akshit Gandhi - Equity Research Analyst

Akshit is an equity research analyst at Aviva India. His academic qualifications include an MBA degree in Finance and he is also a CFA Charter holder. He has an overall experience of 12 years in diverse fields spanning across equity research, sales and mid office. He is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in promising sectors and stocks.

Prior to joining Aviva, Akshit has worked with esteemed organizations like Citigroup Global Services, Dainik Bhaskar Group and Sahara Asset Management Company Private Limited.


Jayesh Sundar -  
Equity Research Analyst 

Jayesh is a Chartered Accountant and works as an Equity Research Analyst at Aviva India. He brings to the team more than 11 years of experience in Equity Research. He is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in promising sectors and stocks.

Prior to joining Aviva India, he has worked as an equity research analyst with leading firms such as Tata Securities, IL&FS and CRISIL Research.


Alok Singh - Equity Dealer

Alok holds an MBA degree in Finance from University of Pune. At, Aviva he takes care of all the activities related to dealing in equity segment.

Prior to joining Aviva, Alok has worked for Anand Rathi Shares & Stock brokers Ltd. as a Sr. Equity Dealer. He brings to the team close to three years of experience in equity and derivative trading.


Yahya Bookwala – Fixed Income Dealer
Yahya has done his MBA (Finance) from Mumbai Educational Trust (MET) & B. Com from Mumbai University. At Aviva, he handles all activities related to the fixed income segment.
Before joining Aviva, he worked as a Fixed Income Dealer with Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company. He brings to the team an experience of more than 3 years in Fixed Income market.

Mr. Siddhartha Bhotika – Economist

Siddhartha holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and also holds the prestigious CFA Charter from CFA Institute, USA. He brings to the team more than 8 years of experience in economic research. He is responsible for identifying emerging trends in the Indian macro-economy and resultant investment opportunities in promising sectors and stocks. 

Before joining Aviva, he has worked with leading firms such as Tata Securities Ltd, Morgan Stanley Advantage Services and ICICI Bank.




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