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 email@example.com
Once nominated, nominees will receive a questionnaire, which would be due to Ms. Foram Sheth via email by January 12, 2022.
Founder & CEO
Aditya is the Founder & CEO of Equalifi – a global membership organization for financial services organisations and professionals. A recognized pioneer in the private wealth, alternative investments and family office education space, Aditya provides strategic direction to Equalifi and leads its overall development.
Aditya is also the Founder & Principal Advisor of the Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) and the Founder of Priwexus – the Family Office Membership Community.
Aditya has 18 years of experience in the Financial Services sector in varied disciplines like Wealth Advisory, Financial Education, Consulting, Strategic Planning & Brand Building.
Aditya has done his Masters in Human Resources, Masters in Economics and is a Certified Financial Planner. A prolific writer, he has been regularly contributing to the various business, financial and education publications.
Aditya is a member of the editorial board of International Family Offices Journal (UK) and has co-authored 2 books on Credit Research and 1 book on Global Family Offices.Aditya currently serves as a Member of SEBI’s Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee (AIPAC) and also as a Member of the Investment Council of Niti Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).
Founder & CIO
Old Bridge Capital
Kenneth manages the investment process and leads investment ideation. Along with over 30 years of experience in Indian Capital Markets, portfolio management and investment research he has a formidable 15-year track record managing some of India’s most successful equity funds.
Kenneth’s experience in portfolio management includes the 10 years at IDFC Asset Management Company, which was ranked amongst the top 8 in the Mutual Fund industry in India, Year 2005 – 2015. From 2008 to 2015, IDFC MF ranked as the fastest growing mutual fund in India. At IDFC, Kenneth was responsible for the performance of a corpus of US$8 billion, as Chief Investment Officer. He was responsible for building the firm’s equity franchise and managed one of India’s largest equity funds by AUM. The firm’s flagship fund, IDFC Premier Equity Fund delivered a CAGR growth of 22.3% over the ten-year period.
MD & CEO
Northern Arc Capital
Dr. Kshama Fernandes is the Managing Director and CEO of our Company and oversees the overall management of our Company. She was appointed to the Board with effect from August 1, 2012 and was most recently re-appointed as Managing Director for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Goa University, and a master’s degree as well as a PhD in management studies from Goa University. She has over 25 years of experience spanning across management, risk advisory and academia. Dr. Fernandes is a financial risk manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Prior to joining us, she was a professor at the Goa Institute of Management. She has also served as our chief risk officer from 2009 to 2012.
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Blume Venture Advisors
Sanjay founded Blume along with Karthik Reddy in 2011. Sanjay oversees the broad B2B Tech (or the “built-in-India tech for global markets”) space. He also manages Investment and Ecosystem Partnerships at Blume.
The spectrum of investments Sanjay covers within B2B space range from Enterprise / Software / Cloud / SaaS to Hardware / IoT / Robotics, AI / ML, Data Science and Deep / Hard tech areas. Sanjay has overseen investments in some of Blume’s leading portfolio companies such as Locus, Little Black Book, Tricog, DataWeave and Yulu Bike amongst other emerging stars.
Sanjay is a board member on the Draper Venture Network (DVN), an affiliation of global venture firms. He also represents Blume as a founding partner-member of Arka Venture Labs, a cross-border B2B seed fund along with Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and Emergent Ventures.
Sanjay has an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and an engineering degree in Information Systems from BITS, Pilani.
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.
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.