BHAVANA KHANNA, PhD | CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PRINCIPAL
Prior to co-founding KBK Capital Management in 2016, Bhavana Khanna was the lead Portfolio Manager for Blue Shores’ India Opportunity Fund. She focused on macro, fundamental and technical research on Indian markets. Bhavana is dedicated to fostering the vast bilateral investment opportunities between India and the USA. Prior to joining Blue Shores, Bhavana led the development of the CEDI Capital Markets India Private Capital and Foreign Direct Investment practice. Before CEDI Capital Markets, Bhavana founded Udvesta Consulting LLC, a hedge fund marketing firm based in New York City catering to Indian high net worth investors. Through Udvesta, Bhavana developed an extensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by hedge funds and the Indian markets. Previously, Bhavana was a Director for the Maxim Group, heading up the firm’s Government Sponsored Enterprise initiative. Bhavana began her career with Merrill Lynch, first on the Foreign Exchange desk and then in the Debt Division where she marketed, structured and traded callable bonds and structured notes. She was instrumental in building out the business for middle market institutional investors. Bhavana earned a BS from St. Stephen’s College Delhi, a Masters from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Cornell University. Bhavana was awarded the Rajpal Memorial Award for the woman who contributed to the total life of St. Stephens College Delhi, a Radhakrishnan (Rhodes/Marshall) Scholarship for studies at the University of Oxford and the John H. McMullen Fellowship at Cornell University.