Mutual fund managers who have delivered good risk-adjusted return over the long run

Mutual fund managers who have delivered good risk-adjusted return over the long run

Topping the performance charts sporadically is one thing. Doing it consistently time and again is quite another. A handful of fund managers have made a habit of coming on top for several years. These achievers are not merely riding any market wave or benefiting from a time-bound uptick in any particular strategy.

Apart from individual skills, their continued presence among the top performers is also due to strict adherence to processes and robust investing philosophies. Market cycles may ebb and flow, but investors can be sure these fund managers will continue to deliver healthy risk-adjusted return over the long run. Here are the mutual fund managers who have frequently made it to the ET Wealth-Morningstar annual rankings over the years.

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Neelesh Surana, Mirae Asset MF

10 times

Neelesh Surana

Year appeared (rank)

  • 2015 (2nd)
  • 2016 (6th)
  • 2017 (1st)
  • 2018 (1st in LC, 1st in M/SC)
  • 2019 (1st in LC, 1st in MC)
  • 2020 (2nd in LC, 2nd in MC)
  • 2021 (2nd in MC)

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6 times

Shreyash Devalkar, Axis Mutual Fund

Year appeared (rank)

  • 2019 (3rd in LC, 1st in M/SC)
  • 2020 (1st in LC, 1st in M/SC)
  • 2021 (1st in LC, 1st in M/SC)

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Pankaj Tibrewal, Kotak Mahindra MF
5 times

Pankaj Tibrewal

Year appeared (rank)

  • 2016 (8th)
  • 2017 (9th)
  • 2019 (3rd in M/SC)
  • 2020 (4th in M/SC)
  • 2021 (5th in M/SC)

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Sohini Andani, SBI MF
5 times

Sohini Andani, SBI MF

Year appeared (rank)

  • 2015 (4th)
  • 2016 (4th)
  • 2017 (3rd)
  • 2018 (3rd in LC)
  • 2019 (2nd in LC)

R. Srinivasan, SBI MF
5 times

R. Srinivasan



Year appeared (rank)

  • 2015 (10th)
  • 2019 (2nd in M/SC)
  • 2020 (2nd in M/SC)
  • 2021 (2nd in M/SC,
  • 5th in MC)

Vinit Sambre, DSP MF
4 times

Vinit Sambre, DSP MF


Year appeared (rank)

  • 2015 (3rd)
  • 2016 (1st)
  • 2017 (5th)
  • 2020 (3rd in M/SC)

Rajeev Thakkar, PPFAS MF
4 times

Rajeev Thakkar



Year appeared (rank)

  • 2018 (3rd in MC)
  • 2019 (4th in MC)
  • 2020 (1st in MC)
  • 2021 (1st in MC)

Jinesh Gopani, Axis MF
4 times

Jinesh Gopani, Axis MF



Year appeared (rank)

  • 2016 (2nd)
  • 2018 (1st in MC)
  • 2019 (2nd in MC)
  • 2020 (4th in MC)

R. Janakiraman, Franklin Templeton MF
4 times

R. Janakiraman, Franklin Templeton MF



Year appeared (rank)

  • 2016 (3rd)
  • 2017 (2nd)
  • 2018 (5th in M/SC)
  • 2019 (4th in M/SC)

(Year followed by rank and category in brackets. LC is for large cap category, MC for multicap and M/SC for midcap and small cap. The ranking segregated the fund categories from 2018.)


Note: Fund managers who appeared most number of times in ET Wealth-Morningstar Best Fund Manager rankings since 2015 (spanning seven editions) are included in this list. If a fund manager appears in multiple categories in same year, his/her name is counted for each appearance.


(Source: Mornigstar India)

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