Pankaj Murarkafounder of Renaissance Investing Managers and in charge of the investment process
Pankaj is the founder of Renaissance Investing Managers and is in charge of the investment process. He has more than 21 years of expertise in equity research and fund management, with a proven track record of success.Pankaj formerly worked as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Axis Mutual Fund, where he managed over $2 billion in Indian equities.
He was a member of the team that founded Axis Mutual Fund in 2009 and has since grown it into one of India’s leading AMCs thanks to exceptional investment performance.
He was in charge of the performance of all of Axis AMC’s equities funds, and during his tenure as Chief Investment Officer, Axis AMC was acknowledged as the top Equity Fund company in India.
In 2014, he was also named Best Fund Manager – Runner Up Award for Axis Midcap Fund by Outlook Money.
The fund outperformed the benchmark with a CAGR return of 24 percent (2011-2015). It was a top decile fund in 2012 and 2013, and it was named the No. 1 performing fund in India across all funds in 2014 on a three-year basis.
In 2015, he was also recognised by Outlook Money as a Leading Fund Manager with a 5-year track record of consistent success.
Pankaj has also served as the India Portfolio Manager for Merrill Lynch’s Strategic Investment Group.
He has also previously worked at Rare Enterprises, MotilalOswal Securities, and UTI Mutual Fund.
Throughout his career, he has consistently delivered better risk-adjusted returns.