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It gives me great pleasure to write Foreword to Sunil aka MisterBond’s book ‘Think Hatke’. In the 1970’s ‘Think out of the box’ originated with the study on creative by J.P Guilford. He gave a nine-dot puzzle and asked his research subjects to join them by four straight lines without lifting their pencils from the paper. Most of the attempts failed. The reason was the lines were limited to the imaginary box containing the nine dots. The solution was to extend the lines beyond the box and then one could easily connect the dots. This led to a line of thinking both academic and its application thereof in business to improve creative solutions while approaching problems.(more…)
MD & CEO – DSP Mutual Fund
“Great creators don’t necessarily have the deepest expertise but rather seek out the broadest perspectives.” – Adam Grant.
Over the years, I have had numerous interactions with Sunil. Each interaction has been ‘Hatke’ and a reminder of why the moniker of MisterBond, as he is popularly known in the mutual fund industry, suits him very well. Today, as I write this Foreword for Sunil’s latest book, Think Hatke, I recall all my interactions with him. He is someone whom I have known to be a change-maker, a person who is not afraid to innovate and apply logical solutions to bring about positive change in the industry. From suggesting rolling returns as the go to measure of a fund’s performance to spreading awareness on risk in investments and asset class valuations, Sunil’s voice has always been one of the loudest and the strongest.(more…)
MD & CEO – Edelweiss Asset Management Limited
It is my pleasure, privilege, and honour to write this Foreword for Sunil – aka MisterBond’s book – Think Hatke. I personally believe in this mantra of “Think Out of the Box” which is also aligned with this Alvin Toffler quote I like – “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” The Covid-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to the fore, has shown the relevance of this quote beyond a shadow of a doubt. Therefore, the timing of this book couldn’t have been better.(more…)
President – Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd
Writing a Foreword to MisterBond’s book Think Hatke to me is a matter of great pleasure. Not only is he a powerhouse of domain knowledge, but also his wit and charm capture the attention of everyone around him. Always courageous to speak his mind, even when it may be against the street accepted prevalent wisdom; Sunil has never shied away from sharing his views, be it through his writings or speaking opportunities at various forums.(more…)
Head – Retail Sales – ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company
I have known Sunil (popularly known as MisterBond) for more than 2 decades now. I have witnessed him grow from an Investment Advisor, to a mentor and now an entrepreneur running a successful fintech venture in the B2B space – educating and empowering Mutual Fund Distributors. He has amassed a wealth of experience over the tenure of his career spanning almost three and half decades and is now eager to share his stories with his readers.(more…)
MD – Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited
“The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo” said Bob Iger, the legendary CEO of Walt Disney company.
Sunil has lived by this quote and set an example for his fellow industry colleagues. Being a thought leader, he has been instrumental in shaping the thought process of the Mutual Fund Distributors community and investors alike. ‘MisterBond’ is now synonymous with ‘smart investment advice’, constantly helping investors to take informed financial decisions. He has been playing multiple roles as an Influencer, an Advisor to Advisors, a Consultant to many Mutual Fund Houses, an Author, a Coach and a Mentor.(more…)
CEO – Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company Limited
Congratulations Sunil on authoring your 3rd book around financial products and Mutual Funds – an Industry which has helped investors create wealth over two decades and it still remains as one of the most efficiently run and extremely well-regulated investment vehicles in our country.
I have known Sunil for more than a decade and I will not shy away from stating that he has earned the name MisterBond in our Industry. I have personally attended many sessions conducted by Sunil for Asset Management Company employees as well as Mutual Fund Distributors across the country. His knowledge and ability to articulate and simplify complex Fixed Income jargons are commendable along with correlating the same with personal experiences- surely builds confidence amongst his followers and students.(more…)
Co-Chief Business Officer – Nippon Life India Asset Management Ltd