Board Of Directors
Ajit Dayal is the founder of the company and a Director. One of India's best known investment advisors, Ajit set the stage for the entry of FIIs in India. He founded India's first equity research company in 1990 (this company has evolved from that pedigree).
Ajit has been a broker, a research analyst (top ranked by Asia Money, Institutional Investor), a fund manager, and has written hundreds of articles on the stock markets. His articles have been published in Asian Wall Street Journal, Business India, Economic Times, Far Eastern Economic Review, and the Venture Capital Journal. He has appeared on major television and radio shows including BBC, CNBC, Doordarshan, Financial Times TV, and TV8.
Ajit has also authored 2 comic books which explain the workings of the share market and financial analysis in an easy-to-read format. Ajit has spoken at conferences in Bombay, Dubai, London, New York, and Tokyo.
S. S. Thakur is a Director on the Board of the Company. He was the Founder Chairman of HDFC Bank Ltd and had worked for Reserve Bank of India in different capacities for around 31 years. He has extensive experience in the field of Banking and Foreign Exchange and has also held positions of Senior Adviser- UNDP, and Adviser to the Governor-Bank of Zambia. He was the Chairman of Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL).
Dr. Rafiq Dossani is a senior economist at The RAND Corporation. Earlier, he was senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, responsible for developing and directing the South Asia Initiative. His research interests include South Asian security, and financial, technology, and energy-sector reform in India. He is currently undertaking projects on regional integration, innovation in outsourcing, engineering education, access to capital and entrepreneurship in information technology in the South Asian subcontinent.
Dr. Dossani earlier worked for the Robert Fleming Investment Banking group, first as CEO of its Indian securities operations and later as head of its San Francisco operations. He has also been the chairman and CEO of a stockbroking firm on the OTCEI exchange in India, the deputy editor of Business India Weekly, and a professor of finance at Pennsylvania State University. He holds a BA in economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, India; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India; and a PhD in finance from Northwestern University.
I.V. Subramaniam Mr. Subramaniam ("Subbu") is a CFA charter holder and a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Subbu has over 17 years of experience in the Indian financial services industry.
During 1998-2004, under advisory services provided by Quantum Advisors to Hansberger Global Investors, Inc, his responsibilities included research coverage on Indian companies, electric utilities in emerging countries, and building materials companies globally.
Since June 2000 Subbu has managed India-dedicated Portfolios for India- based clients and since 2005, he has been managing India dedicated portfolios for international clients.
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