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.

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