A Balasubramanian is the chief executive officer for Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company and has been with the organisation since its inception.
He has more than 19 years of experience in the capital markets. He joined BSLAMC, which started in 1995, as chief dealer/trader. Essentially an equity and debt fund manager at heart, Bala has held various profiles in BSLAMC as portfolio manager, head of fixed income & hybrid funds and as chief investment officer (CIO). He also served as a country head sales & distribution briefly for nine months before he became the chief investment officer in 2006, and then taking charge as chief executive officer in 2009.
Over the last several years under his leadership, Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund has won several awards for delivering best Investment performance and Innovation from external agencies such as CRISIL TV18, BNP Paribas, ICRA and Reuter’s Lipper. In the financial year 2008-09 with him as the CIO, BSLAMC won the coveted “Mutual Fund House of the Year” second time in a row, becoming the only fund house in India to achieve this feat as also being adjudged the best “Onshore Fund House-India” by Asian Investor magazine.
Prior to joining BSLAMC, he has worked with GIC Mutual Fund as senior trader and Canbank Financial Services as senior executive.
He is associated with Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI) as a board member as well as valuation committee member. He was part of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee on Review of Eligibility Norms. He is a member of Mutual Fund Advisory Council set up by SEBI for development of Mutual Fund Industry. He is also a member of CII, Capital Market Development Committee.
Beyond his profession, Bala also delivers guest lectures on capital markets-related topics at various prestigious institutions such as IIM Bangalore, NMIMS, Sathya Sai Institute of Management among others.
Balasubramanian has done AMP, IIM Bangalore and DFM in addition to BSc. in Mathematics.