Principal Mutual Fund appoints Ravi Gopalakrishnan as head of equity

Principal Mutual Fund has announced the appointment of Ravi Gopalakrishnan as Head of Equity after PVK Mohan resigned from the management role. Gopalakrishnan will lead the equity investment function for Principal Mutual Fund along with the fund management team.

Ravi Gopalakrishnan, who was earlier associated with Canara Robeco Mutual Fund, has more than 25 years of experience across mutual funds, portfolio management services and equity research. Ravi Gopalakrishnan was associated with Canara Robeco Asset Management Company as Head – equity investments, where he was responsible for managing their equity investment strategies, research and funds. Before his stint with Canara Robeco Mutual Fund, he was CIO-Equities at Pramerica and has worked as Portfolio Advisor at Hudson Fairfax Group (USA).

Gopalakrishnan will also be designated Fund Manager for all schemes managed by P.V.K. Mohan. He

is replacing Mohan who resigned from the company earlier this month.

He also has previous work experience with Principal where he was responsible for managing individual investment portfolios for corporate and non-corporate clients.

Commenting on his appointment Lalit Vij, Managing Director at Principal Mutual Fund said, ‘We’re

pleased to have Ravi re-join the Principal India business and apply his investment management and

leadership skills and expertise to lead the next phase of Principal India asset management business.”


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