Merrill Lynch’s Pikoulas shines in December AlphaStars


Alex Pikoulas of Merrill Lynch led the FactSet-sponsored AlphaStars competition in December for Australia after outperforming the ASX 200 index by 7.74% during the month.

In India, Aisha Udeshie of Emkay Share took the lead when he delivered a 5.48% outperformance against the MSCI India benchmark.

Trailing behind was Rohinee Karmarkar of JM Financials, who delivered a 2.35% outperformance against the benchmark but was adjudged the best long stock picker and made the best single stock pick during the month.

In Australia, James Santo, also of Merrill Lynch, trailed Pikoulas after delivering a 2.78%