Past positions: Worked with the Kotak group for the past 14 years in various capacities.
Investment mantra: Follow a thematic approach that looks at the business, management and valuation before investing.
Best call over the past few months: Manufacturing (industrial sector), infrastructure, financial and commodities sectors.
Worst call over the past few months: We lost out on few holdings in dollar-sensitive stocks and sectors.
Top picks right now: Infrastructure and financial sector over the next five years.
Advice to small investors: Don’t get carried away with market movements; invest with a plan and time horizon.
Worst mistake small investors make: Trying to time market momentum that one can never predict.
Alroy Lobo, Chief Strategist & Global Head-Equities, Kotak AMC