Equalifi’s “40 Under 40” campaign now in its fifth year is the most prestigious awards campaign for alternative investments industry. This initiative has been designed to identify the best and the brightest minds in the Indian alternative investments sector.

Equalifi’s “40 Under 40” campaign now in its fifth year is a prestigious awards program that identifies outstanding young executives, professionals and entrepreneurs in the business, visionaries, and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities .

It is the most popular and prestigious awards for the Indian alternative investments industry across different verticals like fund management, advisory, operations, compliance, consulting, technology, marketing, product design and fund raising.

From the 4th edition of this campaign held in 2021, we have changed the format of this prestigious campaign to ensure we identify only the best alternative investment professionals under the age of 40 without any compulsion to choose 40 winners every time. In 2021 the Jury had selected on 26 winners from 150+ nominees.

Overall the first 4 editions of the “40 under 40” campaign have been a huge success and with 146 Achievers from the first 4 years, Equalifi’s 40 under 40 community is clearly the most unique and eclectic community of alternative investment leaders across the world.

About the 2022 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 31st December 2021.

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 nomination process is inclusive and ensures fair treatment of every nominee.

One can nominate himself/herself, or be nominated by another individual or company.

Qualifications: The only requirement when nominating someone is that they must be under 40 years of age as of December 31, 2021, and must reside in India.

The evaluation process is crafted to guarantee that nominees are assessed based on their achievements, reputation, leadership skills, and ambition to further succeed in business.

– 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.)

Nominees are evaluated according to the following criteria:
– Career progress, past job positions, and business accomplishments
– Level of management of nominee’s position within the organizational structure
– Number of personal and/or corporate local, national, regional or international awards and other recognition
– Inspiring personal story on the road to success
– Level of innovation, creativity, and other intrapreneurial skills in conducting business practices
– Personal image/reputation within the business community

Each nomination will be evaluated independently. After a careful review, the Jury will shortlist and their decision is final.

The “40 Under 40 Awardees will receive:
– the 40 under 40 Trophy.
– the official “40 Under 40” digital badge
– opportunity to be a part of an elite group of all past 40 under 40 winners.
– Enjoy significant discount for future summits, seminars and other networking events

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

Nominations Deadline:

Once nominated, nominees will receive a questionnaire, which would be due to Ms. Foram Sheth via email by January 12, 2022.


Alum of the Year
This year we are introducing a new element to the awards called “ Alum of the Year”. This award will be presented to the person from our past winners of the 4 editions.

The objective of the Alum or Alum of the Year Award is to honor persons who have distinguished themselves from other by their contributions to the Alternative Investment Industry and demonstrated outstanding service to the community.