Lakshmi Iyer

President and CEO, Investment Advisory- Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd (KIAL)

Lakshmi Iyer is the CEO of the Investment advisory business at Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd. (KIAL).  She has been with the Kotak Group for over 22 years.


As part of KIAL, she is responsible for investment advisory, and product solutions spanning fixed income, equities, real estate, and alternate 


In KMAMC in she was CIO of Fixed Income & Head – Products. In this role, she was responsible for credit research, deal execution, managing fund performance across all debt funds, and assisting sales in client interaction. In addition to that, she has been a portfolio specialist and managed product-related initiatives such as product pricing and coordination with the fund's management and sales team in that role


Before joining Kotak, Lakshmi worked with Credence Analytics Pvt Ltd, as a research analyst where she was tracking corporate bond markets in India and generated research reports. She was also instrumental in conceiving various financial software tools in collaboration with software and technical teams.


Lakshmi holds an MBA degree in finance from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. 

She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 most influential women in asset management in Asia by Asian Investor  


She loves exploring new places for traveling, is a big food lover, and is an ardent movie buff.