Varanium Asset Management
Varanium Asset Management 33, Edith Cavell Street, Port-Louis, Mauritius – 11302 | +230 212 9800

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Varanium Asset Management

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About Us

Varanium Asset Management (VAM) is a Mauritius domiciled Investment Manager, holding GBL1 license from FSC, Mauritius and a FII license from SEBI. VAM offers investment solutions across Fixed Income, Equity and Alternate Investment to global investors. 

Investment Advisor: Varanium Capital Advisors Private Limited. 

Our Offerings

​​>>NGF Varanium Global Bond Fund- This is an open-ended fund investing into primarily USD denominated bonds of issuers across the global with a preference towards the Emerging Markets. It uses leverage at the fund level to enhance the returns.

>>NGF India Bluechip Fund- This long only Equity fund aims to capture India’s Secular Growth Story through an active portfolio management. The fund focuses on the market leaders by investing into Indian large cap stocks, with a bias towards growth style.

>>NGF 6H FoF- A Fund of Fund which aims regular dividend yield and capital appreciation, along with diversification through 3 underlying funds which invest into distinct asset-classes and strategies.

>>NGF NexGen Fund- This close-ended scheme feeds into a Cat-III Alternate Investment Fund (AIF) which invests into early stage Indian start-ups focussing Fintechs. Fund’s tenure is 6 years, which can be extended by 1-year period twice. Fund is presently raising capital and making its first round of investments. 

>>NGF 24 Sov SP- An open-ended fund investing into primarily USD denominated bonds of sovereign or quasi sovereign issuers, uses leverage at the fund level to enhance the returns.

Besides above, VAM offers structured Product such as Fixed Coupon Notes, Credit Linked Notes, Auto-Call notes, or Index/ stocks/ Fund linked notes as well as Alternate funds having unlisted shares or Private Equity as underlying. 

We also offer customized solutions to investors through Separately Manged Accounts (SMA).

Fund Details



Investment Manager

Varanium Asset Management

33, Edith Cavell Street, Port-Louis, Mauritius

Investment Advisor

Varanium Capital Advisors Private Limited

603, Lodha Supremus, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Fund Administrator

IQEQ Mauritius


SBI- Societe Generale

Legal Counsel/
Tax & Regulatory Advisors

Indian Counsel

IC Universal Legal

21 Commerce House, Fort, Mumbai

Mauritius Counsel

Subhash Lallah, Lallah Chambers

108-109, Chancery House, Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port Louis, Mauritius

United States Counsel

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

    787 Seventh Avenue, New York


 Aejaz Nazir Associates & Co.

18, Dr Auguste Rouget Street, Port Louis, Mauritius


Mr. T.S Anantakrishnan - CEO
Anant, as he is commonly known as, has over 23 years of experience in Portfolio and Risk Management. His work experience spanned across global asset management firms such as Goldman Sachs and marquee hedge funds like Shumway Capital.
In India, his previous experience has been as CEO of Religare Portfolio Managers, where he managed assets over USD 500 Million. Prior to Religare, he was the Head of Portfolio Management for Prime Securities. He is well known in the industry, and regularly presents his views on various business channels and forums on investments in Indian Markets. He and the team have demonstrated an enviable track record of beating the market benchmarks over the years.
Professional Qualification: He completed his MBA from NYU Stern. He is a qualified CFA and FRM, and holds B-Tech degree in Electronic Engineering from IIT Roorkee. 
Aparajit Bhandarkar - Partner
Aparajit leads the Venture Capital Practice at the firm. He has more than 15 years of experience in Investment Banking, Investor Relations and startup investments. Before joining Varanium, he was CEO of Dice Fintech Ace-  a Fintech Venture fund. Before that he was Head Strategy, Jio Payments Bank and various senior roles at Yes Bank such as President , Merchant Banking and Head of Investor Relation. He is a qualified CA, CFA and holds a master degree in Business Administration from NYU stern.

Mohit Saxena - Partner
Mohit leads the structured debt business. He has over 20 years of experience spanning across private equity, retail banking, wealth management and investment banking. He has played important role in structuring and building some of the key known financial services businesses and private equity funds in India. He has been at senior roles in Aditya Birla Financial Services, ICICI Bank and BOI Finance. He holds a master’s degree in management studies from Mumbai University.

Vishal Bajpai - Partner
Vishal is responsible for business development, investor-relations, product strategy and structuring related activities. He has over 20 years of rich experience in distribution, advisory and product management in financial services industry with Deutsche, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Birla Mutual Fund and Motilal Oswal Securities. Prior to joining Varanium, Vishal was heading the Investment business for Deutsche consumer banking in India. He is a CFA Charter holder from CFA Institute, USA and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

Hemang Dagli - Portfolio Manager
Hemang has a rich work experience of 17 years spanning across Equity Trading, Portfolio Management, Equity Research and Institutional Equity Sales. He has worked with Birla Sunlife AMC in the investments team and managing the Arbitrage and Capital Protected scheme portfolios, JM Asset Management Company Ltd and Pranav Securities
Professional Qualification: - Masters in Financial Management from NMIMS

Pooja Gandhi - Analyst
Pooja has work experience of over 3 years. Prior to joining Varanium, she worked with Axis Bank as Product Manager and Credit Manager in the International Banking Department. At Varanium, Pooja supports the research and product management related activities. 
Professional Qualification:-  Chartered Accountant and a qualified CFA, CFA Institute, USA

Prathmesh Agrawal - Analyst
Prathmesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CFA LEVEL II candidate, USA. He completed his Bachelors in Commerce from University of Pune. Prathmesh has a more than 6 years’ experience in Fundamental equity Research, as sell-side support analyst and buy-side analyst. Prior to joining Varanium, he was associated with AMBA research as a sell-side support analyst. 
Professional Qualification :- Chartered Accountant and a CFA LEVEL II candidate, USA

Rishi Garg - Analyst
Rishi has more than 4 years of work experience. He has earlier worked with Chryseum Advisors LLP, a middle-market investment bank, and Accumen Wealth Advisors, a Wealth Advisory firm. Rishi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance, from NMIMS Mumbai.
Professional Qualification :-  BBA from NMIMS and is a qualified CFA, CFA Institute, USA

Vaibhav Chowdhry
Head- Equity Research
Vaibhav has experience of 14 Years in Equity Research (Sell side and Buy side) and Portfolio Management. Before Varanium, he headed the research division of Nalanda Securities and KR Choksey Group. He has a rich experience of covering multiple sectors and companies across large, mid and smallcaps.
Professional Qualification :-  Masters in Commerce from Lucknow University

Contact Varanium Asset Management

Address: Varanium Asset Management 33, Edith Cavell Street, Port-Louis, Mauritius – 11302

Phone: +230 212 9800
Business Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Weekends Closed