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Thu, 29 Apr 2021 | ET HR World
Amar Merani joins IIFL AMC as Head of Real Estate Strategy

Amar Merani joins IIFL AMC as Head of Real Estate Strategy

IIFL AMC has roped in Amar Merani as Head of the firm’s Real Estate Strategy to lead the team in managing investments and building the company’s client base.

Merani has a total experience of over 25 years and was involved in fundraising, exits, and executing high-yield structured credit transactions at leading firms. Prior to joining IIFL AMC, he was MD & CEO of Xander Finance. His previous stints include Kotak Investment Banking, Lazard India, IL&FS Infrastructure Finance and Price Waterhouse.

“With the emergence of REITs as a new asset class, real estate offers tremendous growth potential. Amar’s rich experience coupled with a deep understanding of both credit and equity, will further enhance our real estate offerings,” said Karan Bhagat, Founder, MD & CEO, IIFL Wealth and Asset Management.

“I’m delighted to take up this role to lead the real estate business at IIFL AMC, which is a leader in the AIF space and known for innovation. I look forward to working with the firm’s talented team to create differentiated products suited for the dynamic market environment,” Merani said.

Merani is an electrical engineer from VJTI, Mumbai and holds an MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai where he specialized in Finance and Operations.

IIFL Asset Management is an India-focused global asset management company and part of IIFL Wealth Management. The AMC’s diversified suite of mutual funds, alternative investment funds and venture capital funds span public and private equities as well as fixed-income securities and real estate.