The “40 Under 40” campaign now in its third year 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.

This campaign is being presented by Edelweiss Asset Services

The first 2 editions of the “40 under 40” campaign were a huge success with more than 180+ nominations received during each year.

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, 2020.

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 3rd, 2020 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 January 29, 2020 during the 7th Indian Alternative Investments Summit in Mumbai.

Qualifications: The only requirement when nominating someone is that they must be under 40 years of age as of May 1, 2020 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.

Nomination Fee: Rs. 2360 (inclusive of GST)

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 7th Indian Alternative Investments Summit on January 29, 2020.


Contact: If you have any questions, email Ms. Foram Sheth on

Nominations Deadline: January 3rd, 2020

Nominees will then receive an application, which would be due to Ms. Foram Sheth via email by January 5th , 2020.

* Nomination Fee is Rs. 2360 (including GST). AIWMI Members and employees of IAAIF member organizations are eligible for 100% exemption on the nomination fee.