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Kunal Desai

Kunal Desai

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About Kunal Desai

Kunal Desai joined Neptune in July 2010 as an Investment Analyst and became a Fund Manager in December 2012. He graduated from Oxford University in 2009 with a first class degree in Economics and Management. Kunal undertakes global research on the technology and telecommunications sector.

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Funds Managed
  1. Neptune India C Acc GBP

Citywire Rating: + rated


  • JNot rated in Jul 2014
  • ANot rated in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NNot rated in Nov 2014
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2014


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FRated A in Feb 2015
  • MRated A in Mar 2015
  • ARated A in Apr 2015
  • MRated A in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated A in Jul 2015
  • ARated AA in Aug 2015
  • SRated AA in Sep 2015
  • ORated AA in Oct 2015
  • NRated AA in Nov 2015
  • DRated AA in Dec 2015


  • JRated A in Jan 2016
  • FRated AA in Feb 2016
  • MRated AA in Mar 2016
  • ARated AA in Apr 2016
  • MRated AAA in May 2016
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2016
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2016
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2016
  • SNot rated in Sep 2016
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2016
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2016
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2016


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2017
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2017
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2017
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2017
  • MRated AAA in May 2017
  • JRated AA in Jun 2017
  • JRated AA in Jul 2017
  • ARated AA in Aug 2017
  • SRated AA in Sep 2017
  • ORated AA in Oct 2017
  • NRated AA in Nov 2017
  • DRated AA in Dec 2017


  • JRated A in Jan 2018
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2018
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2018


Equity - India
over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
Rank 148/195 Equity - India
Manager Return
146 Jonathan Schiessl 16.2%
146 Simon Finch 16.2%
148 Kunal Desai 16.0%
149 Kumaresh Ramakrishnan 15.9%
150 Yogesh Patil 15.9%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 28.6% 13.5% 0.9% 5.3% 6.6%
2016 6.9% -1.7% 7.0% 9.7% -7.4%
2015 -0.3% 4.6% -1.6% -3.1% -0.1%
2014 44.8% 7.8% 16.2% 6.8% 8.2%
2013 -0.6% -1.7% 11.8%

Related News

The two reforms leading India’s financial revolution

Citwyire AA-rated Kunal Desai believes GST has been a game changer for small businesses in India.

AA-rated manager switches to smaller Indian financials

Neptune's Kunal Desai is tapping growth in rural Indian towns currently avoided by big private banks.

India's government is cleaning up financials, says AAA-rated manager

Neptune Investment's Kunal Desai says identity card reform will end black money problems in the country.

Sales tax will cut business costs, says AAA-rated India star

Neptune's Kunal Desai is positioning for a positive knock-on effect from new measures to improve business activity in the country.

EM stars say impact of Rajan exit is over-stated

The central bankers’ decision to step down at end of term isn’t as turbulent an event as many fear, according to sector specialists.

India is losing IT advantage, so I’m selling, says AA-rated Desai

VIDEO: Neptune IM’s head of Indian equities explains where he is reallocating capital and why the mid-cap market is increasingly attractive.

Indian stunner: two equity stars on the surprise rate cut

Neptune IM’s Kunal Desai and Jupiter’s Avinash Vazirani on what impact the RBI’s fourth cut in 2015 will have on the economy.

Indian equity star seeks to capitalise on inflation fears

Citywire A-rated Kunal Desai believes banking could be a big beneficiary from overstated concerns about inflation spiking.

No big bang but positive steps: top managers on India’s budget

Citywire Global collated the opinions of three leading fund managers on the fallout from Narendra Modi's government's key economic announcement.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.