Our Story

Founded by Arpan Khanal and Sumit Pradhanang, KPIS was initially set up as a private company with strong research foundation to feed attractive, investable businesses into the Company’s proprietary Investment Fund. During our investment research and market studies, we realized that the equity research, advisory, and management industry in Nepal is a highly disorganized space, due to which, many retail and institutional investors have lost money.

Because we already had a strong research arm comprised of experienced and academically qualified professionals, we developed various products and services to help retail and institutional investors create wealth.

Our investment principles, processes, and offerings are greatly influenced by the value investment philosophy set out by Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger. Through our research, we seek to identify growth-oriented companies with strong competitive moats in attractive industries run by motivated managers which will create wealth for shareholders.

Core Purpose /Core Values

Core Purpose

To help people, families, and organizations create wealth so as to enhance their financial prosperity.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Compounding
  • Continuous learning
  • Result-oriented work through intelligence and hard work
  • Profitable growth by providing dedicated service to clients

Meet the Team

Arpan Khanal, CFA

Founder & Managing Partner

Arpan is a CFA Charterholder and has work experience in Investment Banking and Private Equity Investment in India and Nepal. At KPIS, he is involved in investment research, thesis formulation, and finalization of investment decision.

He enjoys exploring projects which lie at the intersection of Finance, Human Behavior and Innovation. While he is not working, you will find him reading Buffet’s letters and mentoring colleagues in the office.

Sumit Pradhanang, CA

Founder & Partner

Sumit is a Chartered Accountant (ICAI and ICAN) and has completed his MBA.

He has work experience in auditing and consulting in Nepal and India. He is involved in generation of investment thesis, finalization of investment decision, and overseeing overall operations at KPIS.


Jenesh Lal Shrestha

Senior Investment Analyst

Jenesh is a CFA Candidate having completed his undergraduate studies at Chandigarh University, India. He is involved in investment research to facilitate investment decision-making at KPIS.

Besides work, he enjoys reading books from various genres and is an avid chess player.

Nitesh Gautam

Investment Analyst

Nitesh has completed his undergraduate degree from Tribhuvan University and is a CFA Candidate. He is involved in researching markets, performing due diligence, and preparing investment thesis at KPIS.

He believes in learning through great minds so you will find him reading books across multiple disciplines like history, geo-politics & psychology.

Anu Shrestha

Operations Associate

Anu Shrestha has completed her BBA and has a long working experience as an Accounting Officer.

She is involved in making sure that all the client-related works and queries are solved effectively and punctually.