Dhandho Funds applies core value investing principles to offer investment options that we believe are smarter for the long-term investor.
Chief Executive Officer
Mohnish worked closely with the Dhandho Funds Quant Team to create the Junoon ETF. Mohnish is the Founder and CEO of Dhandho Holdings Corp., the parent of Dhandho Funds that was formed in 2014 and capitalized with over $150 million in assets. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pabrai Investment Funds, which has grown from $1 million in assets at inception in 1999 to over $460 million in 2016. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Dakshana Foundation (www.dakshana.org), which has gotten over 1,146 impoverished, but brilliant students admitted to the IITs.
As a 24-year old, he founded TransTech in 1990 and funded it with $70,000 in credit card debt and emptying out the $30,000 in his 401(k) account. TransTech was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 1996 and had revenues of over $20 million when it was sold in 2000. He was a member of YPO for 18 years and loves reading and playing duplicate bridge.
Chief Financial Officer
Fahad Missmar is responsible for financial operations and the overall management of Dhandho. He joined Dhandho Holdings in June 2014 after completing coursework at Harvard Business School, where his academic focus was value investing and capital markets, and where he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Investment Club.
Prior to business school, Fahad worked as a Senior Consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). Fahad also completed internships as an equity analyst at several hedge funds. Fahad graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Government and a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, he was awarded the Eric Firth Prize for the best senior thesis on ideals in democracy
Tanvi started with Dhandho Holdings in June 2015 as an intern during her master of financial engineering (MFE) program at the University of California, Los Angeles and joined Dhandho full-time in December 2015. Prior to her MFE program, she has worked with the Corporate Finance Department of Triton Group, a $500 million commodity trading firm. She has also worked with Citigroup in Mumbai for their Strategy team.
Tanvi is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. She was a scholarship student during her Bachelor of Technology from Vellore Institute of Technology, India and graduated with a Gold medal. Tanvi is a Registered Representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Yingzhuo Zhao is a Quantitative Analyst at Dhandho. Prior to Dhandho, she worked at National University of Singapore in Singapore as a Research Engineer, where she worked on Hard Disk Drive Controller Design projects. Yingzhuo holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a second major in Mathematics from National University of Singapore in Singapore. Yingzhuo also holds a Master of Financial Engineering from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, CA.
Pooja Kumari is a Quantitative Analyst at Dhandho. Prior to Dhandho, she worked at Reliance Petrochemicals in Mumbai, India as a Graduate Trainee where she worked on Process and Equipment design with improved efficiency. Pooja holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Roorkee, India.
Fei Li is a Quantitative Analyst at Dhandho. Prior to Dhandho, she worked at the Towson headquarters of Stanley Black & Decker as a Finance Intern where she worked on internal control and operations finance scorecards. Fei holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Financial Mathematics and Economics from the University of Michigan. Fei also holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, CA.
Jaya Bharath Velicherla,
Jaya Bharath Velicherla is a Quantitative Analyst at Dhandho. Jaya holds a Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and a minor degree in Mathematics for Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India. Jaya also holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, CA.
Vice President, Quantitative Analysis (Irvine, CA):
Researching and developing analytical tools to address issues such as portfolio construction or optimization, performance measurement and profit and loss measurement. The quantitative modeling of different strategies involves managing large, complex financial data sets for thousands of companies using statistical tools and techniques like, R Programming, SQL, etc. Develop a quantitative statistical model for the fundamental strategies using R programming language. Mail resume to Dhandho Funds, LLC. 1220 Roosevelt, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92620.
Quantitative Analyst (Irvine, CA):
Research and Design asset allocation strategies; Analyze and clean large volumes of; Financial data from Bloomberg, FactSet and Compustat; Write SQL queries to pull data directly from Compustat and FactSet into R; Perform automated back-tests of various smart beta strategies; Validate and analyze the results of the back-tests; Analyze companies thoroughly and submit reports based on the analysis; Perform sensitivity analysis and document the validation process and results. Mail resume to Dhandho Funds, LLC. 1220 Roosevelt, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92620.