NJ Mutual Fund appoints Bijon Pani as Chief Investment Officer

NJ Asset Management has appointed Bijon Pani as Chief Investment Officer to spearhead the investments team. In his most recent work profile as a Portfolio Manager for an AI/ML quant fund he was instrumental in enhancing the existing quant model for better risk-adjusted return by modifying and incorporating new input factors based on extensive research.

With over a decade of robust international and domestic experience in the financial and investments space, Bijon’s expertise lies in developing and leveraging factor-based models, quantitative research, and portfolio management, a press release said.

Bijon has a Doctorate in Finance from EDHEC Business School in France, a master’s in Finance from London Business School, a Masters in Computer Science from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Utkal University, India. Bijon has also been a visiting professor and researcher in Finance at XLRI – Xavier School of Management, India.

His past work experiences include Barclays Capital (London) as an Analyst in the Credit Lending and Derivatives team, Eden Financial Services (London) as an Investment Analyst for the Global Macro Hedge Fund, and Yati Capital (London) an Investment Advisory firm as a Consultant – Quant Strategies and Asset Allocation.

“We are elated to have Bijon aboard. He joins our dynamic team with rich expertise in developing factor-based products. We are convinced that he is a great asset to the team and will be instrumental in guiding our factor-based investing initiatives,” said Rajiv Shastri, Director & CEO, NJ Mutual Fund.

“Factor investing has proved to be an immensely successful approach globally and I am confident that it will be the same in India. As a dedicated factor-based asset manager, NJ Asset Management is at the forefront of factor investing in India and is a perfect fit for anyone passionate about factor investing, like me,” said Bijon Pani.

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