AIWMI & IAAIF's "40 Under 40" campaign is presented by Edelweiss, which aims to reveal some of the standout talent in the Indian alternative investments industry across different verticals like fund management, advisory, operations, compliance, consulting, technology, marketing, product design and fund raising.

The nominees should exhibit identifiable accomplishment at a young age as well as promising future prospects. He / she should also be under the age of 40 as on May 1, 2018.

We are looking for the best and brightest of the Indian Alternative Investments community under the age of 40. If you know someone who is well-rounded and contributes to their industry and community, we would like you to introduce us.

The nominees will be considered by jury based on the following criteria:

  • Accomplishment (Success in profession)
  • Contribution (Promotion of the profession, financial literacy, pro-bono work, etc.)
  • Leadership (Within a company, The industry, etc.)
  • Promise (Passion, Enthusiasm, Ideas, etc.)

Please nominate your pick of the most promising professional / influencer in the alternative investments industry by December 31, 2017 after which the nomination process will end and no further submissions will be considered. The nominees will be vetted by the IAAIF team and final selection will be made by the distinguished Jury for inclusion in a special report publishing on January 24, 2018 during the 5th annual Alternative Investments Summit India in Mumbai.

Qualifications: The only requirement when nominating someone is that they must be under 40 years of age as of May 1, 2018 and must reside in India.

A person can also nominate himself/herself. The nominee will receive a questionnaire once the nomination period closes. Additionally, though not required, nominees will be encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation and a resume showing why they are deserving of this honor at the time the questionnaire is due.

Selection method: Winners will be chosen by an illustrious Jury. Candidates will be evaluated based on professional accomplishments, contribution, leadership, qualification and other exemplary qualities.

All 40 honorees will be recognized at an event and publication during the 5th annual Alternative Investments Summit India on January 24, 2018.

Our Jury

Amit Shah

CEO, IIFL Asset Management Business.

Andrew Holland

CEO, Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies

Anuradha Rao

MD & CEO, SBI Mutual Fund

Vikas Khemani

President & CEO, Edelweiss Securities Ltd.

Zia Mody

Founder & Managing Partner, AZB & Partners

Contact: If you have any questions, email Mr. Munish Parmar at

Nominations Deadline: January 5th, 2018

Nominees will then receive an application, which would be due to Munish Parmar via email by January 8th, 2018.