Sunil Singhania
Founder – Abakkus Asset Management

Sunil Singhania, CFA, is the Founder of Abakkus Asset Management, LLP, an India-focused Asset Management Company he established in 2018. Prior to this, in his role as Global Head – Equities at Reliance Capital Ltd., he oversaw equity assets and provided strategic inputs across Reliance Capital Group of companies including asset management, insurance, AIF and offshore assets. And as CIO – Equities, Singhania led Reliance Mutual Fund (now Nippon India Mutual Fund), equity schemes to be rated amongst the best. Reliance Growth Fund (now Nippon India Growth Fund) grew over 100 times in less than 22 years under Singhania’s leadership. Furthermore, he led Reliance Asset Management (now Nippon Life Asset Management) Ltd.’s international efforts and was instrumental in launching India funds in Japan, South Korea, and the UK, besides managing mandates from institutional investors based in the US, Singapore, and other countries. In this capacity, he provided strategic insights and managed equity assets across the Reliance Capital Group, encompassing asset management, insurance, AIF, and offshore assets. 

Sunil Singhania, a highly acclaimed figure in the world of finance, has a distinguished career that spans over several decades. His remarkable achievements have solidified his position as a prominent fund manager and industry leader.

Recognized as one of the Best fund managers by Outlook Business in 2016 and 2017, Sunil’s excellence extends over a 10-year timeframe. He achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first Indian to be appointed to the Global Board of the CFA Institute, USA, a position he held from 2013 to 2019. Furthermore, Sunil Singhania currently stands as the sole Indian appointed to the IFRS Capital Market Advisory Committee (CMAC) from 2020 to 2023.

Beyond his impressive career, Sunil Singhania actively contributed to the finance community. He served as the Promoter of The Association of NSE Members of India, representing stock brokers. Sunil’s commitment to advancing the industry led to historic achievements, such as being the first individual from India to be elected as a member of the CFA Institute Board of Governors. His significant roles within the CFA Institute include Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Moreover, he served on CFA Institute’s Standards of Practice Council for a substantial six-year term. Sunil Singhania was instrumental in founding the Indian Association of Investment Professionals, now recognized as CFA Society India, and held the position of its President for eight years.

Sunil Singhania embarked on his educational journey by graduating in commerce from Bombay University. He solidified his expertise by completing his Chartered Accountancy from the ICAI, Delhi, earning an all India rank. Additionally, he holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst designation conferred by CFA Institute. Sunil’s global perspective was enriched through extensive international travel and participation in numerous global investment conferences and seminars.

Notably, Sunil Singhania was a key member of the 15-member international committee responsible for rewriting the Code of Ethics handbook of the CFA Institute. His substantial contributions within the finance sector have left an indelible mark on the industry.

PMS Product Performance

Company Name /
Product Name
Date of inception AUM 1y return 2y return 3y return 5y return 10y return Since inception return
Abakkus Asset Manager All Cap Approach 29 Oct 2020195331.33%14.41%---34.18%
Abakkus Asset Manager Emerging Opportunities Approach 31 Aug 2020142244.52%19.26%42.61%--41.23%

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