The Team

The Team

Nikhil Desai

Founder & Director

His professional experience spans over 29 years with 21 years in the field of Portfolio Management and Research in Listed Equities across several market cycles. At Karma Capital, he is also Portfolio Manager besides contributing to the overall corporate management.

Nikhil started on a full-time career in the Investment Management field in 1993 when he joined as a buy-side equity analyst at ASK Raymond James Securities. Here, he went on to manage discretionary equity assets of domestic high net worth and offshore investors.

In 2003, Nikhil joined ABN AMRO Bank’s Private Banking division as Head of its Equity Assets business. At ABN AMRO, he was responsible for formulating the equity investment strategy and managing segregated equity assets of very high net worth investors. Nikhil also played a key role in setting asset allocation strategies and integrating the portfolio management in India to the best practices followed globally by ABN AMRO Bank NV.

Nikhil graduated from the University of Mumbai and has a Bachelor’s in Commerce degree. He graduated at the top of his MBA class at Virginia Tech where he was awarded honors for scholastic achievement.