Pallavi Ambekar

Portfolio Manager

I am a portfolio manager, responsible for the co-management of institutional portfolios within the Absolute Return Strategy and the Coronation Balanced Defensive and Capital Plus unit trust funds. My research responsibilities extend to shares in the telecommunications, consumer goods, retail and hotel and leisure sectors. I have 18 years’ investment experience.

What do you enjoy mostly about working in your team/department?

I am surrounded by intelligent people, who are constantly challenging and debating ideas. The learning curve is continuous, and you get exposure to different areas of the market (equity, fixed income and property).


I am surrounded by intelligent people, who are constantly challenging and debating ideas.

What 3 skills do you feel are necessary for one to succeed in your field? 

Courage, flexibility and humility.

Being a mom and an investment professional must have its challenges. How do you make it work?

I have help with running the household and managing my children’s school days. I have learnt over time to delegate non-essential tasks to others. I am always busy but never bored!

What advice would you give a young graduate entering the investment world?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.


Career journeys at Coronation

  • Within Coronation, our team structures are flat. This creates an environment where everyone is approachable, collaborative and working towards a united goal!

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    Don’t be afraid of a little competition.

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  • Humility, good judgment, and hard work are 3 skills necessary to succeed.

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    It’s an amazing experience being provided with opportunities to showcase your skills in various environments.

    Team Leader: Validations

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  • We are a team of teams and we work as such.

    Development Team Leader

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    Everybody tends to have a good sense of humour.

    Portfolio Manager

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  • When given the opportunity to do more, embrace it.

    Product Specialist

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    Coronation is a high performance company that is built on teamwork and I have felt like a valuable team member from day one.

    Personal Investments Analyst

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  • I love that I get to be part of a company that is inclusive and is changing the narrative around investing.

    Personal Investments Analyst

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    While we may have differences in responsibility, ultimately each individual at Coronation understands that they are part of a greater team.

    Head of Development: Business Engagement and Operations

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