The 7th Indian Alternative Investments Summit (IAIS) being jointly organized by AIWMI & IAAIF returns to Mumbai on January 29th, 2020.
IAIS is the country’s largest gathering of alternative investments professionals that brings together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies.
Get in-depth private meetings with active investors
Benefit from getting introduced to managers that are pre-selected, best-in-class & alpha-oriented
Each event has a special strategy or asset class focus, to increase the fit with the investors
Meet with managers in a certain sector or asset class in an extremely time efficient format
Benefit from learning from fellow investors, questions and perspectives.
Get a picture of what functions the firms are outsourcing and what they feel must remain in-house
Hear how operations professionals are moving away from spreadsheets & towards more transparent, less-siloed data
Learn what industry players are thinking about the risks and opportunities
Founder & CEO
Aditya has done his Masters in Human Resources, Masters in Economics and is a Certified Financial Planner. A prolific writer, Aditya has been regularly contributing to various business, financial and education publications. Aditya is also a Member- Editorial Board of International Family Offices Journal (Global Law & Business). Aditya has recently co-authored 2 books on Credit Research and 1 book on Global Family Offices.
Co-Founder & Fund Manager
10 years of investing experience in public and private markets at global Private Equity/Hedge funds
B.Tech IIT Kharagpur, MBA IIM Bangalore, CFA® charterholder
Co-Founder & Fund Manager at 2Point2 Capital, a SEBI-registered Portfolio Management Service company. Known in the investing community for deep on-ground research, forensic analysis and fraud identification
Was Vice-President at Hornbill Capital, a Mumbai based hedge fund – co-sponsored by Orchid Asia which manages USD 3.0 billion of equity capital
Made investments in Logistics, Pharma, Financial Services, IT and Clean-Tech at Zephyr Peacock, a Bangalore based Private Equity fund
Was part of the team at Zephyr Peacock that launched Sri Lanka’s first private equity fund
Chief Operating Officer
Anurag Agrawal is the Chief Operating Officer of Aavishkaar Group and a Partner at Aavishkaar Capital. Anurag has been part of the founding team of Group Company, Intellecap and last served as its CEO. He set up and built the Company’s Investment Banking Practice with a specific focus on assisting early and growth-stage multiple bottom-line enterprises to raise capital. Anurag has the unique distinction of working with most of the leading microfinance institutions in India and has helped many of these institutions in their fund raising efforts. He was also one of the key architects of creating the current structure of the Aavishkaar Group and led the efforts of the Group in the incubation and acquisition of the 3 NBFCs (IntelleCash, IntelleGrow and Arohan) within the Group.
In addition to serving on the Board of the Group Holding Company, Anurag represents the Promoter interest on the Board of Group Companies Arohan and IntelleGrow as well as Aavishkaar Portfolio Companies Butterfly Fields and Nepra. He has in the past served as an Independent Director on the Board of A Little World and Zero Mass Foundation. Before joining the Aavishkaar Group, Anurag worked with the Cash Management Services Division of ICICI Bank. Anurag completed his MBA with a specialization in Finance from TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal.
Partner, Asset Management Investment Funds,
Brian Kelliher, is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice of Dillon Eustace which is one of the leading law firms in Ireland. He is a highly experienced adviser on Irish financial services law focusing on asset management and investment funds, investment services, and regulatory and compliance matters.
His investment funds practice covers all fund product types – from traditional UCITS, ETFs, money market funds and alternative UCITS to the full spectrum of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). He advises on product design, authorisation, contract negotiation, foreign registration, marketing, migration and all applicable regulatory and compliance matters.
His clients include leading worldwide asset managers and credit institutions, management companies, administrators, depositories, distributors and other financial services firms in addition to investment funds. Brian has advised a number of Indian asset managers on the establishment and authorisation of Irish domiciled investment funds including both UCITS and AIFs in addition to assisting on the process for FPI approval from SEBI and Section 9A approval from the Central Board of Direct Taxes in India.
Brian is a former member and chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Irish Funds Industry Association and a former member of the Company Law Review Group, an Irish statutory body, established to advise the Irish Government on matters concerning company law. He is currently a member of the Irish Funds Management Companies Working Group and a member of the Irish Funds Brexit Steering Group.
Brian is a regular participant at international fund events and is ranked by Chambers and other legal directories.
Angel Investor, Malpani Ventures
Dr Aniruddha Malpani is an IVF specialist who passed out from Bombay University, winning over 20 gold medals during his academic career. His clinic at www.drmalpani.com attracts patients from all over the world.. His passion is patient empowerment; and he believes that using Information Technology to deliver Information Therapy to patients can heal a sick healthcare system
He is an active angel investor ( <www.malpaniventures.com>). He invests across all domains, and admires entrepreneurs because they have the potential to change the world !
CEO - Global Asset Management
Hemant is the CEO for Edelweiss Global Asset Management business. He currently overseas the entire business including investments and distribution of funds across multiple platforms – alternatives and mutual funds. He has been instrumental in the scale up of the asset management business which is now one of the leading alternatives asset manager in India.
In his previous role as a CEO of the Global Markets business at Edelweiss, Hemant played a key role in significantly scaling up the business which now has investments across sectors, asset classes and geographies. His responsibility also included managing the treasury at Edelweiss and overseeing all investment decisions for the organisation.
Part of the Management Committee, he was pivotal in designing and structuring the Edelweiss leadership programme, a key leadership and talent development forum for senior and mid-level Edelweiss employees.
Prior to Edelweiss he has worked with ICICI Bank in the Global Markets division gaining investment expertise across local and global markets.
Hemant brings in over 15 years of investment experience and has done his Post Graduation from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is also an avid runner.
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Old Bridge Capital Management
Kenneth Andrade is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Old Bridge Capital Management.
He manages the investment process and leads investment ideation for inclusion of stocks within the
investment portfolio at Old Bridge. Kenneth has over 27 years of experience in Indian Capital
Markets in portfolio management and investment research.
Prior to founding Old Bridge Capital Management in December 2015, Kenneth was Chief Investment
Officer at IDFC Asset Management, where he was responsible for the performance of the investment
team, which overlooked a corpus of US$ 9 billion. He has established a decade plus track record as a
portfolio manager in the Indian Equity Market and has built one of India’s largest equity funds by
AUM. From 2008 to 2015, IDFC MF ranked as the fastest growing mutual fund in India.
Director and Executive Vice Chairman
LC Singh is a distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. A pioneer in the field of information technology, he performed key roles at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). At the time of leaving the company, he was the Senior Vice President, in charge of operations for UK, South Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, he also looked after marketing, public relations and brand building. He briefly worked with Zensar Technologies as President and CEO. He founded Nihilent in 2000.
In a short span, Nihilent has emerged as one of the most creative consulting and IT companies in India. LC is the author of Nihilent’s patented change management framework MC³. LC is a Fellow of The Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI) and Computer Society of India (CSI), and a certified Due Diligence Professional (CDDP). He is an internationally recognized thought leader on design & systems thinking, and an invited speaker at global conferences on Design Thinking, Change Management, and Digital Disruption. He scripted and produced the movie ‘Banaras, A mystic love story. He continues to be a student of ontology and epistemology.
Investment Officer International
Neha Grover has 14 years of financial services experience focused on the private equity space.
In her current role, she is the Regional Lead of IFC’s South Asia Practice of PE & VC Funds. She is
responsible for evaluating and closing investments in PE & VC Funds and on developing the
Funds ecosystem in South Asia.
Prior to joining IFC, Neha was Principal and India CFO at Baring Private Equity Partners India
where she covered various sectors for evaluating investments, finance, fundraising and
structuring. Neha was named in the ’40 under 40’ list of Alternate Investment Professionals in
India and also in the ‘India’s Top 100 Women In Finance’ by Association of International Wealth
Management of India. She has also served on the Board of companies like BPEP India and
Sphaera Pharma India.
She is an all-India rank-holding Chartered Accountant, a Company Secretary, and holds a
Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM),
Zerodha & True Beacon
Nikhil started equity trading at the age of 17, having dropped out of school two years earlier to
play chess for India. He largely focused on the emerging derivatives and commodity sectors. He
co-founded Kamath Associates at the age of 19 to manage High Net Worth Individual portfolios
in the public market space, before going on to co-found Zerodha with his brother Nithin in 2010,
at the age of 23. Zerodha aimed to revolutionize the financial markets by adopting a
transparent, ultra low cost, tech-driven strategy to engage the largely untapped consumer
market in India.
Zerodha today has grown to over a million active users, facilitating over 3 million orders daily,
which accounts for about 15% of the daily equity volume in India, with a daily turnover of over
$10 billion. Zerodha has been consistently doubling its customer base each year, and is now the
largest stockbroker in India. Today the company has a valuation of over $1 billion, has been
entirely self-funded, and has never accepted any external investment. Zerodha’s headquarters
are located in Bangalore, India – Asia’s IT hub. The company employees over 1500 staff in a
variety of roles in tech, development, support and sales across 40 cities in India. Through its
incubator and VC fund, Rainmatter, Zerodha aggressively invests in companies to drive
innovation aimed at bringing financial inclusion to a highly under-penetrated market that is
Nikhil’s passion for analytics and financial markets stems from his unorthodox childhood. His
focus has been to generate superior results for the proprietary fund, which over the past decade
has significantly outperformed asset management companies in India. EY audited returns
showcase the fund’s stellar 5-year performance, achieving an average of 81% returns YoY.
In September 2019, Nikhil Co-Founded True Beacon to bring his fund management experience
to a global group of Ultra High Net Worth strategic investors. True Beacon aims to disrupt the
market by adopting a zero-fee model, with performance rewards on fund gains.
General Manager- Treasury & Business Strategy
Union Bank of India
Nitesh Ranjan is General Manager at Union Bank of India, heading Treasury & Business Strategy. He has an accomplished career of 18+ years across government sector and banking, having served in important roles such as Chief Economist, Chief Investor Relations Officer, Head of Balance-sheet Management Group, and as Regional Head of bank’s operations across Union Territory of Chandigarh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
He is director on board of Fixed Income, Money Market and Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA) and SBI Global Factors Ltd. He is also a member of India Forex Committee (IFXC). He was earlier associated with CII as working group member of its National Committee on Banking (2016-17), RBI’s committee on review of priority sector norms (2012), and Economic Affairs & Policy Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2011). He has also published an occasional paper with grant assistance from NABARD on ‘role of commodity futures on price stabilization’ (2005).
SBI Mutual Fund
Navneet Munot joined SBI Funds Management as Chief Investment Officer in December 2008.
He has over 23 years of rich experience in Financial Markets. In his role, Navneet is responsible
for overseeing investments worth over USD 30 billion across various asset classes in mutual
fund and segregated accounts.
In his previous assignment, he was the Executive Director & Head – multi –strategy boutique
with Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he has worked as Chief Investment
Officer – Fixed Income and Hybrid Funds at Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund. Navneet had been
associated with the financial services business of the Birla group for over 13 years and worked in
various areas such as fixed income, equities and foreign exchange.
Navneet is on the board of Indian association of Investment Professional (India society of
CFA charter holders with over 1500 members). He is also co-chair of capital market committee
of Indian Merchants Chamber.
Navneet is a postgraduate in Accountancy and Business Statistics and a qualified Chartered
Accountant. He is also a Charter Holder of the CFA Institute and CAIA Institute.
He has also done FRM.
Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
Rajesh is a senior partner in the tax and regulatory practice of Deloitte India. He is part of the
financial services group and specializes in fund structuring (both local and overseas), advisory and
compliance services. He has over 19 years of experience of advising clients in domestic and
international tax matters, exchange control norms and capital market regulations.
He is presently a member of a high-powered working group (H R Khan Committee) constituted by
Indian capital market regulator to simplify and rationalize the Indian Foreign Portfolio Investor
regulations. He is regularly quoted in the India’s leading financial newspapers for his views on tax
and regulatory developments in the Investment Management Industry.
In addition to the clients in the financial services sector, he has served clients across diversified
sectors such as consumer business, manufacturing and technology. He has led the India desk in the
International Core of Excellence program for Deloitte Tax LLP, New York from 2009 to 2012.
Rajesh also leads the India-US corridor programme for the India firm.
Expertise and Subject Matter Areas
Indian Domestic Tax
Exchange Control regulations
Capital Market regulations
Marquee clients in the financial services sector
One of the world’s largest International bank headquartered in USA
One of the world’s largest International bank headquartered in UK
One of the largest Investment Management firm headquartered in UK
One of the largest International bank headquartered in France
One of the largest financial services group in India
One of the largest conglomerates in India with presence in various industries including
Information Technology, Automotive, Financial Services, Steel etc.
Rajesh has over 19 years of experience in domestic and international tax and exchange control
regulations, advising clients on various matters including domestic and international tax planning,
inbound and outbound investment structuring and compliance with tax and regulatory requirements
and regular filings. He has also represented clients in audit and appellate proceedings before various
tax authorities and assisted clients in obtaining regulatory approvals from the Government and
regulators in India relation to exchange control and capital market issues.
Education and Professional Memberships
Rajesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India (ICAI) since 1997. He also has the distinction of being accorded 41 st place all
over India at the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer
SageOne Investment Advisors LLP
Samit Vartak is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of SageOne Investment Advisors LLP. Samit has been investing in the equities markets since 1999 and has experienced and studied many bull and bear cycles over the last two decades. He has worked closely with various company managements in the US and India advising them on business strategy, profit optimization, growth and valuation. This experience forms the backbone that helps him better understand businesses and their fair value. He has been early in identifying and investing in multiple businesses across industries before they catch market attention. Samit actively shares his knowledge and learnings through widely followed investor newsletters, lectures at CFA society/industry forums/business schools and media interviews.
Samit returned to India in 2006 after spending a decade in the USA working initially in corporate strategy with Gap Inc. and PwC Consulting, and then with Deloitte and Ernst & Young advising companies on business valuation and M&A. Samit is a CFA® charter holder, an MBA from Olin School of Business of the Washington University in St. Louis and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honors from Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE), Mumbai University.
President and Co-Head- Institutional Clients Group
Edelweiss Global Investment Advisors
Shiv Sehgal is President and Co-Head of the Institutional Clients Group, Edelweiss Global Investment
Advisors. In this role, Shiv provides leadership to one of India’s largest equity franchises and is
responsible for the Capital Market businesses which includes Institutional Equities (covering sales,
research and trading) and Asset Services.
Shiv has worked in the investment management and financial services industry for close to two decades,
the majority of which has been in emerging market funds in the pan-Asia markets. Prior to his current
role, Shiv led the Goldman Sachs Institutional Sales Trading, Equity Capital Markets business in India,
responsible for the firm's franchise relationships. Shiv was also appointed to the Goldman Sachs India
board to oversee day to day operations and provide executive leadership on various firm committees.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, India, & NBS; Shiv was CEO of Artha Capital, Singapore.
Shiv has extensive experience of working in long-short emerging market hedge funds in Sydney and
Singapore. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute, USA and holds a Masters in
Banking and Finance from Griffith University, Brisbane.
MD & CEO
Associate Editor and Part of the Leadership team Mint
Shrija Agrawal is the Associate Editor and part of the leadership team at Mint, India’s most awarded and’ respected business newspaper. As part of her role, she conceived and runs the Deals ertical which also includes being the editorial lead for key properties such as Annual Mint Private Equity Conclave, Annual Mint Stressed Assets investment Summit, Annual Mint Dealmakers Forum and so on. Prior to this, she was the first editorial employee of vccircle and rose to becoming it’s managing editor. At vccircle, she set up the editorial operations of the company, launched Techcircle-the sister website covering technology and startups and VCCTV- the web videos network for the group. She also conceived vccircle events – the key revenue stream for the group.she played a pivotal role in the success of the organization and stayed till the end of its eventual sale to Newscorp. She is a post graduate in broadcast journalism from Asian college of journalism, Chennai.
Khaitan & Co.
Siddharth Shah is a Partner with Khaitan & Co, one of the leading law firms in India. The focus areas of his practice are Funds and Corporate. He is one of the leading professionals in the Funds space in the Country. He has vast experience in the funds space having over the years advised large number of clients on matters related to fund formation involving structuring or organisation of domestic and offshore funds across asset classes, corporate and regulatory advice in relation to operations of the funds, foreign investment and exchange control laws. In addition to fund formation, Siddharth also has substantial experience in corporate transactional space including fund investments (including PE investments in real estate sector), public and private acquisitions, corporate restructuring and capital markets (involving public and private offerings) and M&A. He also advises clients on matters related to securities laws.
MD & CEO
Mr. Shachindra Nath founded U GRO Capital in 2017 with the vision of solving the $600B SME credit problem in India – a major impediment to both SME growth and financial inclusion. He raised $130m USD from a diverse and marquee list of investors, anchored by four leading private equity firms. In the ensuing time, U GRO has grown to 165 employees across nine branches
throughout India. January 2019 saw the commencement of lending operations, since when U GRO has disbursed over $150M across 7,500+ customers and has
already achieved industry leading turnaround times. U GRO has recently launched its proprietary direct digital lending platform, which aims to provide a non-intermediated channel by which Indian SMEs can directly apply for financing.
Mr. Nath founded U GRO to tackle critical inefficiencies in the market and envisioned a solution incorporating a novel mix of granular knowledge and innovative technology. The core concept of U GRO was not to drastically alter the credit methodology, but rather to augment processes with new technologies, so that customers would have a faster and easier loan application. The granular knowledge aspect allows for better and more specific underwriting and thus lower default rates. Additionally, corporate governance is the bedrock of U GRO and is the primary reason for being a listed company from an early stage.
Mr. Nath, prior to his entrepreneurial journey held leadership roles across asset management, lending, insurance and capital market. In 2016 he first set up Poshika and mentored multiple FinTech start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs on their journey.
Abakkus Asset Managers
Sunil Singhania, CFA, is the Founder of Abakus Asset Management, LLP, an India-focused Asset Management Company he established in 2018. Prior to this, in his role as Global Head – Equities at Reliance Capital Ltd., he oversaw equity assets and provided strategic inputs across Reliance Capital Group of companies including asset management, insurance, AIF and offshore assets. And as CIO – Equities, Singhania led Reliance Mutual Fund equity schemes to be rated amongst the best. Reliance Growth Fund grew over 100 times in less than 22 years under Singhania’s leadership. Furthermore, he led Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.’s international efforts and was instrumental in launching India funds in Japan, South Korea, and the UK, besides managing mandates from institutional investors based in the US, Singapore, and other countries. Singhania was the Promoter of The Association of NSE Members of India; a body of stock brokers. He is also the first individual from India to be elected as a member of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and currently serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee. He also sat on CFA Institute’s Standards of Practice Council for six years, and was the Founder of the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (now CFA Society India) and served as its President for eight years. Singhania graduated in commerce from the Bombay University and completed his Chartered Accountancy from the ICAI, Delhi with an all India rank. He has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, conferred by CFA Institute. Having traveled extensively across the world, Singhania has also attended many global investment conferences and seminars.
Managing Director and CEO,
Credit Strategies, o3 Capital
Tashwinder “Tash” is the Managing Director and CEO of Credit Strategies division at o3 Capital.
Prior to o3 Capital, Tash was part of structured credit team in KKR where he was responsible for
origination across the platform with primary focus on structured credit and also for diligence &
underwriting and relationships.
Prior to joining KKR, he was a Managing Director- Citi Private Bank Head at Citi Group. He was the Global
Market Manager for India and was also responsible for developing and implementing business strategy
for the Private Banking Business in India.
Tash is a B.Eng and an M.B.A. from Delhi University.
IC Universal Legal
Tejesh Chitlangi is a Senior Partner with IC Universal Legal and heads the Firm’s Financial Services & Funds Practice in Mumbai. He has assisted in setting up of some of the biggest offshore and Indian Investment Fund structures. Under his leadership, the Firm for past several years has continued to enjoy the leadership position in Indian asset management/alternative fund space, by maintaining more than 25% share (100+ AIFs out of nearly 400 AIFs registered with SEBI) in the AIF space, whilst also advising majority of Top 10 Indian mutual fund asset management companies.
In addition, under his leadership the Firm has also been credited as the top Indian law firm in terms of number of SEBI (India’s securities markets regulator) registrations across the intermediary space. He has also negotiated several PE/VC & M&A deals, with a primary focus on financial services sector. He holds a B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law University, Jodhpur with specialization and top ranking in corporate and securities laws.
Partner, Tax and Regulatory Services
Tushar Sachade is a Partner in PwC’s Tax and Regulatory Services practice.
Tushar has vast experience of 25 years. He has worked with a large number of clients in the Financial Services space and specialises in entry
strategies and fund structuring of global, institutional and startup funds from the tax and regulatory perspective. In addition, he has been
closely involved in several high-profile private equity transactions on tax and regulatory structuring, including deal structuring. Tushar has
worked on a wide spectrum of funds including Venture Capital funds, Private Equity funds, Real Estate funds, Infrastructure funds, Debt
funds and Hedge funds.
He started his career with RSM & Co., and after its merger with PwC was a Partner in the firm for three years. After that he was with KPMG
for six years, with his most recent role being the Co-head of x-LoS in the Private Equity practice.
Tushar has also worked with various industry bodies. He has helped IVCA and FICCI and advised them on making representations on
several industry issues. He has also been interacting regularly with regulators, including SEBI, on REITs-related legislation and AIF funds.
Tushar is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP
Vaibhav Sanghavi has an overall work experience of 17 years with deep domain expertise in hedge funds. He joined Avendus in 2016 and is currently the Co-CEO for Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP, based in Mumbai. As part of his role, he is the lead portfolio manager for all its funds and holds a track record of outperforming markets across cycles.
Prior to joining Avendus, Vaibhav worked with Ambit Investment Advisors as a Managing Director where he was responsible for driving their hedge fund business. During his eight-year stint with the firm, he successfully managed the largest onshore Indian hedge fund with an exemplary track record.
Before Ambit, he worked for 3 years with DSP Merrill Lynch’s strategic risk group and was responsible for managing their proprietary investments in equities amounting to USD 1 billion.
Vaibhav started his career in 2000 with HDFC Bank where he was part of the equities and private banking team. During his five-year tenure, he invested in equities that delivered returns higher than benchmarks every single year.
His expertise in generating risk-adjusted returns in equities across strategies has played a key role in Avendus being able to secure its position as the largest onshore hedge fund in India.
Vaibhav is a Chartered Accountant and has graduated from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Founder-The Aavishkaar Group
Vineet Rai is the Founder of Aavishkaar group and chairs its Group Executive Council. Aavishkaar Group is an Impact Investment Platform impacting millions of people in Asia and Africa through its interventions while managing assets.
Vineet’s philosophy is to build ecosystem for Impact Investing to deliver the Aavishkaar Group vision “Bridging the Opportunity Group for the Emerging 3 Billion”. Vineet believes that Impact Investing has the potential to change the world of finance irreversibly.
Considered as a pioneer in the Impact investment space, Vineet’s philosophy has been to build the entire ecosystem for Impact Investing rather than just financial products and tools. In line with his vision, Aavishkaar Group today comprises Aavishkaar Capital – the ground breaking Impact Investment Fund Manager, Arohan – a Microfinance Institution, IntelleGrow – a Venture Debt Company, Tribe3 – a technology enabled lending platform and IntelleCap – the Global Impact Ecosystem builder. The Group also manages Sankalp – the foremost Global platform for engagement around impact investing.
The Group comprises of 6000 employees and manages assets in excess of US $ 1 Billion on its platform and meets the funding needs of all entrepreneurs providing capital from (US) INR 10 thousands to 100 Crore. More importantly, Aavishkaar Group has played a pivotal role in building the ecosystem around impact investing in India and is now replicating these efforts across South East Asia and Africa. Vineet believes that Impact Investing is the Global Phenomenon that has the potential to change the world of finance irreversibly and is expected to play a pivotal role in delivering Sustainable Development Goals or SDG’s by 2030.
Vineet has received numerous awards including the Impact Investor of the Year by News Corp for 2016, Porter Prize for Strategic Leadership in Social Space, 2016, CNBC TV 18 Award for being the Catalyst Fund for India 2016, G 20 – SME Innovation in Finance Award 2010 in Seoul South Korea, UNDP-IBLF –ICC World Business Award in 2005 and Lemelson Award for Social Venture Investing. He is an Ashoka Fellow and Honorary Member of XLRI Alumni Association. Vineet recently featured on the cover of Forbes India, January 2018 issue. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever endorsed Aavishkaar Intellecap Group for its efforts in furthering inclusive development. Vineet was invited by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for consultations on doubling the income of the farmers in September 2017 as part of his champions of change program. Vineet also serves as Commissioner at the Business Commission for Sustainable Development, as Senior Advisor to Blended Finance Working Group at OECD and as an Advisor to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Board.
Driving on Indian roads is one of his passions and he tries to cover 50,000 KM every year.
Aditya Gadge, Founder & CEO, AIWMI
Siddharth Shah, Partner-Investment Funds, Private Equity, Corporate and Commercial, Khaitan & Co
Ashish Fafadia, Partner, Blume Ventures (Moderator)
Neha Grover, Regional Lead, South Asia, International Finance Corporation
Nitesh Ranjan, General Manager- Treasury & Business Strategy, Union Bank of India
Anand Unnikrishnan, Head – Fund of Funds, National Investment & Infrastructure Fund
Aniruddha Malpani, Angel Investor, Malpani Ventures
Jyoti Rai, Head Channel Partners &Alliances, Edelweiss Asset Services (Moderator)
Brian Kelliher, Partner, Asset Management Investment Funds, Dillon Eustace
Tejesh Chitlangi, Senior Partner, IC Universal Legal
Neeta Sanghavi, Head- Legal, Avendus
Tushar Sachade, Partner- Deals | Tax and Regulatory, PricewaterhouseCoopers India
L C Singh, Director & Executive Vice Chairman, Nihilent
Umang Papneja, Senior Managing Partner, IIFL Investment Managers (Moderator)
Sunil Singhania, Founder, Abakkus Asset Management
Vaibhav Sanghavi, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies
Hemant Daga, CEO, Global Asset Management, Edelweiss
Kenneth Andrade, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Old Bridge Capital Management
Siddharth Shah, Partner-Investment Funds, Private Equity, Corporate and Commercial, Khaitan & Co (Moderator)
Rajesh Agarwal , CEO and Managing Director, Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors
Nitin Gupta, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO, ANAROCK Capital
Swapnil Pawar, Founder, Advanced Statistical & Quantitative Intelligence (ASQI) (Moderator)
Vineet Sukumar, Founder & MD, Vivriti Capital
Tashwinder Singh, Managing Director & CEO, O3 Finance
Rajesh Gandhi, Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP (Moderator)
Richie Sancheti, Head Investment Funds Practice, Nishith Desai Associates
Manish Makharia, EVP & Head -AIF, SBI Funds Management
Rishi Nathany, Head – Business Development and Marketing, Multi Commodity Exchange of India
Pritesh Majmudar, Head – Legal & Compliance, DSP Investment Managers
Nalin Moniz, Chief Investment Officer – Alternative Equity, Edelweiss Global Asset Management (Moderator)
Anurag Agrawal, Group COO, The Aavishkaar Group
Shachindra Nath, MD & CEO , Ugro Capital
Ravi Vukkadala, CEO – Investments, Northern Arc
Jay Shah, Co – Founder, One Tree Hill Wealth Partners (Moderator)
Samit Vartak, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, SageOne
Amit Mantri, Co-Founder, 2Point2 Capital
Nikhil Kamath, Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer, Zerodha
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