Equalifi’s “40 Under 40” campaign now in its fourth year, will be called the “Top Under 40” campaign from 2022.

Since inception the 40 under 40 campaign has been synonymous with merit and excellence in the field of alternative investments. With our decision on not repeating any winners from the previous years in our 2021 list, we have decided to pivot this prestigious campaign format to ensure this campaign identifies only the best alternative investment professionals under the age of 40 without any compulsion to choose any particular number of winners.

In the 2022 campaign, the Jury will be shortlisting between 1 to to 40 winners under the age of 40 from the Indian alternative investments industry across different verticals like fund management, advisory, operations, compliance, consulting, technology, marketing, product design and fund raising.

This campaign is being presented by Edelweiss Asset Services

The first 3 editions of the “40 under 40” campaign were a huge success and with 120 Achievers from the first 3 years, AIWMI’s 40 under 40 community is clearly the most unique and eclectic community of alternative investment leaders across the world.

About the Campaign:

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, 2022.

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 January 10, 2021 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 which will be released on February 11 during the 8th Indian Alternative Investments Summit (Virtual).

Qualifications: The only requirement when nominating someone is that they must be under 40 years of age as of May 1, 2021, 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 during the 8th Indian Alternative Investments Summit on February 11.


Contact: If you have any questions, email Ms. Natasha Sejpal on events@equalifi.org

Nominations Deadline: January 30, 2022

Nominees will then receive an application, which would be due to Ms.Natasha Sejpal via email by January 29th, 2022.