The 6th annual Indian Alternative Investments Summit (IAIS) being jointly organized by AIWMI & IAAIF returns to Mumbai on January 16th 2019.
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
Chief Executive Officer & MD
Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company
Aashish holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and a Masters in Management Studies in
Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai. He passed out of MMS Finance at NMIMS in the year 2000.
Aashish is responsible for strategizing, growing and managing the operations of Motilal Oswal AMC – an
expert equity boutique based on its time tested BUY RIGHT : SIT TIGHT investing style.
Starting with about ₹1,300 crs ($150 mn) in 2013, Motilal Oswal AMC is today amongst the fastest
growing AMCs in India managing ~ ₹37,103 crs ($5.6 bn) of equity assets across portfolio management
services, alternative investment funds, offshore funds and domestic Mutual Funds. Motilal Oswal was
recently awarded Brand of the Year at the CNBC India Business Leadership Awards and last year it was
featured in Forbes India as an unprecedented growth story titled ‘The Value Miners’.
Aashish has over 18 years’ experience in business strategy and management, process driven sales and
distribution, product development and marketing of investment offerings. He has been engaged with
India’s asset management industry for pretty much its entire growth trajectory post 1998.
Prior to Motilal Oswal AMC, Aashish was heading sales and distribution of India & largest AMC; ICICI
Prudential AMC for their MF, PMS and Real Estate offerings through multiple distribution channels
across India and Middle East. He has led new product development, product management,
communication and distribution channel delivery over a number of years.
Aashish is passionate about Investing, Reading, Sales, Marketing, Communication, Training, Teaching,
Writing and Public Speaking and he loves travelling to meet new people.
Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP
Abhay Laijawala joins Avendus as Managing Director and Fund Manager from Deutsche Bank where he was the Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. With an experience stretching close to a quarter century, Abhay Laijawala is a veteran in India’s capital markets, having seen their evolution since they were liberalized and opened to foreign institutional investors post the 1991 reforms. At Deutsche, he spent a decade overseeing research coverage of more than 120 stocks across sectors, lead covering Indian metals companies and writing India Equity Strategy. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank he was Regional Head for Metals and Mining research at JP Morgan. He has been a highly ranked analyst and strategist and prior to Deutsche bank and JP Morgan he has worked for Citigroup, DSP Merrill Lynch, HSBC and BZW Barclays. Abhay has earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island, USA with a specialization in finance and holds a Master’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay. Apart from equity markets his other interests include global macro, international finance and the economics of climate change.
Founder & CEO
AIWMI and Founder- IAAIF
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.
Aditya is a Member- Occupational Standards Committee of the BFSI Sector Skills Council and is also a Member- Capital Markets Committee of Indian Merchants’ Chambers (IMC). Aditya is also a Mentor with some of the leading global start-up accelerators.
Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies
Andrew Holland is an established leader in the financial services industry and brings with him a wealth of experience spanning four decades across UK, Asia, Japan and Indian markets. He joined Avendus in 2016 as CEO, Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP and is based in Mumbai.
Under his leadership, the Assets Under Management (AUM) of the Avendus Absolute Return fund and Avendus Enhanced Return Fund crossed over INR 5000 crore in one year. Prior to Avendus, he was the CEO of Ambit Investment Advisors where he built one of India’s largest and most successful hedge funds.
Andrew first came to India in 1997 as Head of Research for DSP Merrill Lynch. In 2000, Andrew also took over an additional responsibility as the Chief Administrative Officer for all support groups for the organization with emphasis on integration of Merrill Lynch’s global policies and procedures with the Indian firm.
In 2006, he became the Head of Proprietary Trading for the Indian market as part of the strategic investment group with a total AUM of USD 1 billion. He has also worked with Credit Suisse as Head of Research where he was a consistent top-rated analyst/strategist.
Andrew has done his business studies from Manchester. He is a frequent speaker and gets extensively quoted in the media for his views on markets and economies.
Director & Founder
Dr Aniruddha Malpani is an IVF specialist who won over 20 gold medals during his academic career. His clinic at www.drmalpani.com attracts patients from all over the world. He founded the world’s largest free patient education library, HELP , at www.healthlibrary.com. He has authored many books , including – How to Get the Best Medical Care; and Using Information Therapy to Put Patients First all of which are available free at www.thebestmedicalcare.com. His passion is patient empowerment; and he believes that using Information Technology to deliver Information Therapy to patients can heal a sick healthcare system ( www.patientpower.in)
He has pioneered the use of innovative technology to educate infertile couples, using cartoon films , comic books and e-learning on his website, www.ivfindia.com.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 !
Anjali Bansal is the Founder and Managing Partner of Avaana Growth Capital, an investment platform that invests in and provides business building support for the scaling up of high growth companies. She was previously global Partner and Managing Director with TPG Growth PE, Spencer Stuart India CEO, and strategy consultant with McKinsey and Co in New York and India. She has also been an active angel investor in India with investments in various early and growth stage consumer companies.
She serves as an Independent Director on the boards of GSK, Bata India, Tata Power, Voltas and Delhivery and on the Advisory Board of Columbia University South Asia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University and a master’s in International Finance and Business from Columbia University.
BNP Paribas Securities Services India
Christophe Beelaerts is the location head of BNP Paribas Securities Services – India.
He is a member of the Management Committee of BNP Paribas in India and member of the Executive Committee of BPSS in AsiaPac. He is based in Mumbai and he is managing a team of 33 employees.
Mr. Beelaerts is a highly experienced business executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial industry and joined Securities Services in 2006. He was the head of fund administration for Mutual Fund and Private Equity Operations in Luxemburg and was instrumental in successfully managing the Fortis/BGL Fund Administration transition.
Over the years, he has been closely engaged with regulators and investors on a number of significant industry initiatives including the FPI scheme, KYC simplification, Depositary Receipts, securities lending and borrowing and domestic alternative investment funds. He has played a key role in various industry efforts to simplify the foreign investment regulations.
He was posted to India in 2011 to take up the dual roles of CFO and Head of Business Development for Sundaram BNP Paribas Fund Services Ltd. Presently his focus is to further develop the local custody business centered in Mumbai for Securities Services India.
He firmly believes that being passionate and having dedication and discipline to achieve goals is the key to success in the professional world.
Mr. Beelaerts holds an Engineering degree from the University of Brussels (Solvay VUB).
Mr. I.A.S. Balamurugan, is the Co-Founder at Anicut Capital. Bala has over 22 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services industry. Prior to founding Metis and Anicut, Bala held positions in the senior management of institutions like Citibank, UBS & ICICI bank for almost 17 years. The last position he held was as Joint General Manager at ICICI Bank in the year 2010. Bala has a diverse domain specialization across banking businesses, namely private wealth business, commercial banking, investment banking and corporate finance. He comes in with hands on experience of managing a large portfolio of SME finance spreading across the country. Over the years he has become integral to the ecosystem of SME finance.
Tax and Regulatory Services Leader
Gautam leads PwC’s Tax and Regulatory Services (TRS) team. He also leads our Asset Management practice. Gautam has varied experience of around 25 years and in the past few years, has been focussed on providing tax and regulatory advice to players in the financial services space with a particular emphasis on financial services and private equity. Gautam is a regular speaker at seminars, both in India and overseas and is a frequent contributor to the media. He has been a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a core committee member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai.
Girish Sankar is the Business Head for AIF and PMS services business at CAMS. A management graduate, he has over 15 years of cross functional experience across the Financial Services and IT industry.
Prior to CAMS he has worked with institutions like Infosys, Barclays, YES Bank and IDFC in roles spanning business development, product management and corporate strategy. In his current role Girish is responsible for driving the fund administration business of CAMS in the Alternative Investments space.
Girish holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and an engineering degree from University of Kerala.
CEO - Global Wealth & Asset Management
Nitin brings in about a decade and half years of experience in the financial services industry,
and has been with Edelweiss since its early days. In the year 2010, he seeded the Wealth &
Asset management business, and today it stands as one of the largest in the country. His
endeavour has been to make this the most client-centric business in the industry.
Highly credited for his ability in building organizations, Nitin has initiated and driven
multiple businesses at Edelweiss. Under his leadership, the Wealth & Asset management
business has witnessed significant growth, and currently manages around $25 bn worth of
He has an unerring ability to pick and support young leaders; he is equally a mentor and a
guide laying emphasis on culture, leadership, risk management practices and high quality
solutions appropriate to the needs of the diverse clientele.
With his career at Edelweiss spanning over a decade, Nitin, as a core management
committee member, has been a key player in guiding Edelweiss’s transformation from a
boutique investment bank into one of India’s leading diversified financial services company.
Nitin is actively involved with EdelGive Foundation – the strategic philanthropic arm of the
Edelweiss Group and is a part of their investment committee.
He has done his B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, with Post
Graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Nitin is married
and has two children.
Head – Legal & Compliance
DSP Investment Managers
Dr. Pritesh Majmudar is a Master of law (specialisation in commercial laws) and a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretary of India. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D) from University of Mumbai and his topic of research was Corporate Governance in India. He has worked with ICICI Ventures, Morgan Stanley and currently heads the legal and compliance function at DSP BlackRock.
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.
A Wharton alumni, Rajesh has earlier obtained a management degree from XLRI specialising in Finance and Marketing. He is a CFA charter holder and has earned a post graduate diploma in securities law. Today, Rajesh is the Managing Partner of Equanimity Investments, after having made 22 angel investments since 2007 and having had a ringside view of the overall startup ecosystem over the past decade. Rajesh is an active member of Mumbai Angels and is also the Founding and current Chair of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum, a global forum. He is an active TiE Charter Member and is the Co-Chair of the FinTech Special Interest Group at TiE Mumbai.
Head- Domestic Sales
Edelweiss Asset Services
A finance professional with 17 years of experience, Rakesh Rathod heads Domestic Sales for Edelweiss Asset Services where he primarily oversees the PMS/AIF industry. A Chartered Accountant by education, Rakesh is also a Certified Financial Planner ,Post Graduate in Investment Banking and a SEBI Registered Investment Adviser.
He has worked with leading financial institutions such as Sharekhan, Motilal Oswal, IIFL, Prabhudas Lilladher and MCX-SX, gaining valuable experience across functions from operations and product strategy to business development and marketing. A well-rounded professional, Rakesh has also had an entrepreneurial stint, having founded Finapple Ideas, a financial advisory company.
Currently, Rakesh is excited about the massive shift of money flowing from the transactions space to assets and the opportunities this shift presents with respect to new fund structures like PMS and AIF
Apart from work, Rakesh’s current romance is with marathons – it keeps him fit and is just the quiet time he needs for ideation.
Head- Investor Relations & Products
Northern Arc Investments
Ravi was previously working in the institutional equities research team at IIFL Capital, specialising in economic and financial research for the Indian markets. Prior to IIFL Capital, he worked with J.P. Morgan India, in their Emerging Markets Strategy team, primarily focusing on the Asia Pacific region. He has also worked at HSBC India’s Analytics division with experience in model building and data analytics. Ravi is a CFA® charterholder from the CFA Institute, US.
Northern Arc Investments
Ravi has over 9 years’ experience in credit research and risk management.Prior to joining IFMR, he was working in credit and rates assessment as part of the Fixed Income investment team at Invesco Mutual fund. He has earlier worked with companies such as Bharti AXA Investment Managers, JM Financial Ltd, and Merrill Lynch in credit and risk management roles. Ravi is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute) & Financial Risk Manager (GARP) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from NMIMS (Mumbai), Masters in Management & Information Systems from Virginia Tech (US) & Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from University of Mumba
Head- Investment Funds Practice
Nishith Desai Associates
Richie Sancheti leads the Funds Practice Group at Nishith Desai Associates and is based in Mumbai. With a strong background in funds, Richie advises on optimum structures for setting up onshore and offshore investment funds. He advises fund managers in connection with the formation, carry allocation program and governance of private funds. Richie specializes in all aspects of the formation and operation of venture capital, private equity and hedge funds that are focused on investing in India. Richie is also a member of the firm’s international tax and private equity investment practice groups and advises clients on matters including private equity transactions.
Orios Venture Partners
Rehan Yar Khan is Managing Partner of Orios Venture Partners, a seed stage venture fund. Currently investing from its Fund II predominantly in consumer-focused startups, tech and non tech. Orios’ portfolio includes Prettysecrets, Country Delight, GoMechanic, PharmEasy, ZipGo and others. Rehan previously led investments in OlaCabs and Druva.
Rehan has been an entrepreneur since 1992 building 3 companies; was also closely involved in the establishment of Indian Angel Network Mumbai Chapter and Harvard Angels. He is an active supporter of entrepreneurship development in India as a TiE Charter and an IVCA Executive Committee member. He is an alumnus of the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Head- Business Development & Marketing
He is a seasoned and accomplished business leader with more than 20 years of rich and diverse experience and deep functional knowledge across the Financial Services domain.
He is a Certified Financial Planner and has done his post-graduate program in management from IIM-Kozhikode.
His articles and interviews appear in leading media and industry publications and he is regularly invited as a speaker /moderator/panelist at various industry and academic seminars.He has conducted extensive financial training programs for Banks, Brokerages, AMCs and Insurance companies. He has also served on committees of National Stock Exchange, Financial Planning Standards Board India and Depository Participants Association of India.
He is presently serving as the Head- Business Development and Marketing at MCX and has held senior positions in the past in various financial services companies, such as Chief- Financial Segment at NCDEX and as a CEO and COO of various broking companies.
Sanjay is a private investor in over 69 Startup companies. He is a technology evangelist and an investor in cryptocurrencies. Sanjay is also a member of TiE Mumbai Board of Trustees, IMC -PE VC Committee and works with many family offices to build investment syndicates.
Managing Director and Founder
Sasha Mirchandani is Managing Director and Founder of Kae Capital and Co-founder Mumbai Angels. Previously, he was at Blue Run Ventures as Managing Director for the India operations. Before joining Blue Run Ventures he was CEO and Founder of Imercius Technologies. Earlier he was at Mirc Electronics (Onida) where he was Head of Corporate Affairs and new business. His investments include Fractal Analytics, Inmobi, Healthkart and Myntra. Sasha sits on the Boards of Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited, Nazara Technologies Limited, Ador Welding, Healthkart, Young Presidents’ Organization (Mumbai Chapter) and Mumbai Angels Venture Mentors among others. Previously he was on the Boards of Fractal Analytics and Myntra.
Sasha completed his Business Administration from Strayer University and MMDP program at IIM, Ahmedabad. He is a Charter Member at TiE Mumbai. He is also Past President of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Mumbai. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Universal Business School.
Managing Partner & CIO
Mr. Mandhana is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of IDFC Alternatives. He has over thirty years of experience in the areas of private equity, corporate finance, investment banking and business strategy.
In his role as the Managing Partner & CIO, Mr. Mandhana is responsible for all investments made by the IDFC Alternatives platform and currently has direct responsibility for performance of investments under the private equity asset class.
Mr. Mandhana represents IDFC Alternatives Ltd. on the Board of Directors of VIOM Networks, Green Infra and GMR Energy. Before moving into his current role, Mr. Mandhana was the Managing Partner of IDFC Private Equity. Mr. Mandhana joined IDFC Private Equity in 2006.
Prior to joining IDFC Alternatives, Mr. Mandhana was the CFO & Head of Business Strategy at JK Paper (2003-2006). Preceding his work at JK Paper, Mr. Mandhana worked as Director of CDC Advisors (1996-2003) wherein he was involved in many exits and investments including the initial investment in IDFC and privatization of Punjab Tractors. Prior to CDC, Mr. Mandhana worked with SRF Finance Ltd. (1992-1996 and part of GE Capital), SRF Ltd. (1985-1992) and Eicher Goodearth Ltd. (1982-1984) in their investment banking, business strategy and industrial engineering functions. He also had a short stint as an entrepreneur (1984-1985).
Mr. Mandhana was a member of the Government of India’s Working Group on Power for the Eleventh Plan (2007-12), is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and Confederation of Indian Industries Committee on climate change.
Mr. Mandhana is a Management Graduate from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Managing Director and CEO
Anarock Capital Advisors
Mr. Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO of Anarock Capital Advisors, is a true visionary entrepreneur with
professional excellence and experience of over 20 years in the field of real estate investments. Having
handled many marquee transactions witnessed by the Indian real estate industry, Shobhit has been
instrumental in taking Indian real estate to the global capital market platform.
With his unique investment ideas, he led JLL into previously becoming the highest grossing company in
Earlier in his career, Shobhit led the India Capital Market business for JLL with aplomb. During his 17
years stint at JLL, he created a robust platform focussed on client delivery and positioned JLL as the
market leader in Capital Markets in India. His in-depth knowledge about the sector and deep-rooted
relationship with developers and capital providers have resulted into a few multi-billion dollar deals.
At his latest venture, Anarock Capital; he will steer the strategic direction through the various
investment verticals to ensure that Anarock Capital’s core philosophy of technology enabled investor-
centric decision-making continues to serve the best interest of it's clients.
Associate Editor and Part of the Leadership team
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.
Multiples Alternate Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sridhar Sankararaman joined Multiples close to its inception in 2009, returning to investing in India after working with Sun Group in Private Equity in London.
To him, Multiples is unique in its entrepreneurial culture, wherein every team member can realise one’s true potential irrespective of designation. They are bound by a common vocabulary about what makes a Multiples deal through evaluation frameworks that they have all co-created, while encouraged to play to our strengths in our approach to transactions and portfolio management.
During his investing career, he has been able to connect well with promoters and influence them on strategic decisions such as bringing in professional management, rethinking the way hiring decisions are made or evaluating different avenues of growth. His ability to influence is one of his key strengths, and use it to bring about positive change. He enjoy s brainstorming business ideas with their portfolio companies, and derive immense satisfaction when promoters derive value from these interactions as well.
His professional success has been greatly shaped by his mother, who always made available the time and resources for the right things in life and taught me the value of resource allocation.
When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, particularly with his young son!
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.
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.
Tejesh has been featured as one of the Top 5 Indian Funds’ lawyers (second year in a row), for year 2017 and now for year 2018, by Who’s Who Legal, a UK based leading international publication. He also features in the list of India’s Top 20 lawyers in Private Equity space by world’s top law firm ranking agency “Chambers & Partners”. He is also recognized as one of the most quoted securities and financial services lawyer in Indian business papers. He has recently spoken at various conferences including the India China Economic and Cultural Council (ICEC) Conference in Shanghai on Investments in India (on invitation of Indian Government), IACC Seminar on “Corporate Governance – Emerging Dimensions”, the “National Conclave on Indian Financial Markets – Roadmap 2020” organized by Assocham, etc.
Senior Managing Partner
IIFL Investment Managers
Umang is the Senior Managing Partner at IIFL Investment Managers and has more than 18 years of experience in investments and wealth management. Asa part of his role at IIFL Investment Managers, Umang provides strategic guidance for investment decisions across asset classes including Equities, Real Estate, Fixed Income, Commodities and Alternatives with a focus on continuous product innovation.
Umang has spearheaded launch of several Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in India and also serves on the Investment Committee of several AIFs. He is also responsible for third party fund manager due diligence and selection, alternative investments, deal sourcing and provides continuous support to the Sales Team. Umang holds board positions in a couple of companies including IIFL Alternate Asset Advisors which offers customised fund solutions to ultra-high net worth families. Umang also served on the board of IIFL Wealth Finance Ltd. (a systematically important NBFC) from February 2016 to November 2017.
Shrija Agrawal, Associate Editor, Mint (Moderator)
Anjali Bansal, Founder, Avaana Capital
Nitin Jain, CEO – Global Wealth & Asset Management, Edelweiss
Siddharth Shah, Partner, Khaitan & Co.
Gautam Mehra, Tax and Regulatory Services Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Andrew Holland, CEO, Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies
Rajesh Sehgal, Managing Partner, Equanimity Investments (Moderator)
Anirudhha Malpani, Director & Founder, Malpani Ventures
Sridhar Sankararaman, Managing Director, Multiples Equity
Sanjay Mehta, Private Investor
Rishi Nathany, Head- Business Development & Marketing, MCX
Rajesh Gandhi, Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP (Moderator)
Rakesh Rathod, Head- Domestic Sales, Edelweiss Asset Services
Richie Sancheti, Head- Investment Funds Practice, Nishith Desai Associates
Christophe Beelaerts, CEO, BNP Paribas Securities Services India
Ravi Saraogi, Head- Investor Relations & Products, Northern Arc Investments (Moderator)
Rehan Yar Khan, Managing Partner, Orios Venture Partners
Satish Mandhana, Managing Director & Head of Investments, Eversource Capital
Sunil Singhania, Founder, Abakkus Asset Managers
Aashish P Sommaiyaa, Chief Executive Officer & MD, Motilal Oswal Asset
I A S Balamurugan, Founder, Anicut Capital
Pritesh Majmudar, Head – Legal & Compliance, DSP Investment Managers
Tejesh Chitlangi, Senior Partner, IC Universal Legal
Girish Sankar, Head- AIF, CAMS
Alok Mundra, Partner, KPMG
Umang Papneja, Senior Managing Partner, IIFL Investment Managers (Moderator)
Sasha Mirchandani, Managing Director & Founder, Kae Capital
Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO, Anarock Capital
Bharat Banka, Managing Partner, Fideliment Ventures LLP
Ravi Vukkadala, CEO, Northern Arc Investments
Abhay Laijawala, Managing Director, Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP