Ajit Dayal has over 25 years of experience in the investment management and financial services industry. In 1990 he founded Quantum Advisors Private Limited (Quantum Advisors). Mr. Dayal has worked with leading US and UK investment management firms either as a key member of the executive management team or, through Quantum Advisors, as a joint venture partner.Read more....
I.V. Subramaniam “Subbu” has over 25 years of experience in the investment management and financial services industry. Since June 2000, Subbu has managed India-dedicated portfolios for Indian clients and since 2005, he has managed India-dedicated portfolios for international clients. Subbu received his Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Osmania University in 1983 and his Law degree from Osmania University in 1986. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Atul Kumar has 18 years of experience in the Indian capital markets as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager. In addition to being Quantum’s primary analyst for financials and power utilities, Atul manages portfolios for the domestic mutual fund of QAMC. Prior to joining Quantum, Atul worked for Sahara AMC as a research analyst. Atul received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Delhi University in 1997 and his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad in 1999. He has cleared Level III of the CFA Program.
Janish Shah has 19 years of experience in the Indian capital markets as an Analyst, Head of Research and Portfolio Manager. In addition to being Quantum’s primary analyst for oil & gas, metals and real estate, Janish manages portfolios for domestic high net worth clients and assists on portfolios for international clients. Prior to joining Quantum, Janish worked as an analyst at Networth Stock Broking Ltd. Janish received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University in 1993 and Masters degree in Investment Management from Alagappa University in 2010.
Nilesh Shetty has 13 years of experience in the Indian capital markets as an Analyst and Senior Research Manager. In addition to being Quantum’s primary analyst for capital goods and aviation, Nilesh assists on portfolios for the domestic mutual fund of Quantum AMC. Prior to joining Quantum, Nilesh worked for 2 years at Edelweiss Capital as an analyst. Nilesh received his Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University in 2003 and is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Global Management Accountant having completed CIMA (UK).
Arvind Chari has 14 years of experience in the Indian fixed income markets as a dealer, analyst, and portfolio manager. Arvind joined Quantum as a Research Analyst to build the fixed income and macroeconomic research function and to help develop fixed income products for the Quantum Mutual Fund. He was appointed Fund Manager in 2007. Prior to joining Quantum, Arvind gained two year’s experience at Tower Capital and KJMC Capital Markets as a dealer in the Indian government bond markets. Arvind holds a master’s degree in Commerce and a master’s degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Chirag Mehta has 11 years of experience in handling commodities. He also specializes in the field of alternative investment strategies. Chirag is a qualified CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), and has also completed his Masters in Management Studies in Finance. He currently manages four funds largely in the field of alternative investments that includes Gold Fund, a Multi asset fund and an Equity fund of funds. He joined the Quantum group in 2006 after gaining hands on experience in the physical commodities market during internship and continued association with Kotak & Co. Ltd and working on projects for the Federation of Indian Commodities Exchanges.
Ashwin Ramesh has 25 years of experience investing in residential and commercial real estate – including the complete greenfield development of a 70-acre vacation home project near Bombay.
Piyush Thakkar has 18 years of experience in Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting, of which 9 years have been in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Quantum, Piyush worked for 3 years at Marsh India as an AVP - Finance. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Raipur University in 1996 and is a Chartered Accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Rajendra Thakkar has over 18 years of experience in Operations, Accounting, Auditing and Client Servicing. He has been appointed as Head- Risk Control of Quantum Advisors Pvt. Ltd. from February,2012 onwards to manage Risk function at an Enterprise level. Prior to joining Quantum, he has worked with Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd as Head - Operations. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University in 1994 and is a Chartered Accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Jimmy Patel’s journey in the financial industry began more than two decades ago. With a rich experience of nearly 25 years and a "Stellar Performance Award" to his credit, Jimmy sets an exemplary example of excellence. Continually serving as a member of AMFI and SEBI committees, he carries a deep understanding of the various facets and functioning of an Asset Management Company. Always an innovator, with a detailed understanding of compliance guidelines and regulatory requirements, Jimmy has played a key role in creating India’s first totally paperless online investment portal for QAMC. During his previous tenures, Jimmy has worked in various capacities in areas of financial accounting, operations, budgeting, controls & profit planning, corporate restructuring, administration of accounts, sales and marketing, and compliance. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of AMFI.
Afrid Wadia has over 14 years of experience in financial services industry spanning Operations, Fund Administration and Client Servicing. Prior to joining Quantum, Afrid worked with Wipro as an AVP and Head of Operations. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University in 1997 and Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from Mumbai University in 2000.
Don has 13 years of experience in the Fund Administration of Offshore Funds and Separately Managed Accounts. Prior to joining Quantum, Don worked for 2 years at S&S Business Solutions. Don received his Masters in Business Administration from Madras University in 2003 and is currently undertaking his Level 3 ACCA professional qualification.
Tehsin Lakkadghat has over 10 years of Experience in the field of Corporate Accounting & Finance. Her previous work experience includes heading the Accounts Division of Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services Ltd where she was responsible for Accounts, Finance & Statutory Compliance. She received her Bachelor’ of Commerce from Mumbai University in 2002, is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Ketav is responsible for overseeing the Compliance, Legal & Secretarial function at Quantum Advisors and is the designated as Chief Compliance Officer. Ketav holds post-graduate degree in Commerce (with major in Accountancy) from University of Mumbai (1997), is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Graduate of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Ketav has overall 19 years’ experience of which, 17 years related to the Investment Management industry. Prior to joining Quantum, he has worked with IDFC Asset Management and Franklin Templeton Investments (India).