Manish Sonthalia

Manish SonthaliaManish Sonthalia has over 15 years experience in portfolio management, equity research, wealth management, client relationship management and team management. He has a strong knowledge of equity markets and experience of equity research and portfolio management complemented by an understanding of the risk management process. He is an enterprising leader with a solid record of contributions leading to lowered risk, heightened productivity and enhanced internal controls. Manish has been with the Motilal Oswal Group for over six years. He is Vice President & Fund Manager at Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company Limited, and is part of the team that runs the actively managed Separate Accounts with assets of over US$350 million comprising strategies such as Value, Focussed Series, Next Trillion Dollar Opportunity and Invest India. He conducts a number of seminars related to stock market and PMS and independently writes / prepares periodic equity strategy reports which are published in media. He represents the company as a lead speaker in various financial and equities forums. Prior to Motilal Oswal, Manish has worked with other capital markets firms like Smifs Securities Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with an ICWAI and MBA to add to his credentials.

Papers Published in World Economics:

A Rising Consumer Class

India has had two stages of growth, both related to consumption since 1947. The first was based on developing economic self sufficiency; the second on rising disposable income. It is now entering its third period of consumption growth which sees it entering the world stage as one of the largest consumers in the world. This paper explains the factors that are driving this dramatic shift from the emerging middle classes to the patterns of consumption and investment in India today.

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