Alpha Alternatives was set up by financial services industry professionals who have had extensive experience across various organizations and across business functions. Our partners bring diverse experience working at leading global & domestic firms across financial services, consulting, operating companies and entrepreneurial ventures.
We have a team of over 100+ professionals who bring wide experience working at Indian and international investment banks and hedge funds like Edelweiss, ICICI, Kotak, MCX, Credit Suisse, UBS, Nomura, CLSA, MSCI, Elliot, DE Shaw; CA firms like KPMG, Lodha; large corporates such as Idea, Essar, Aditya Birla, Future Group, Cedar consulting etc.; as well as strong academic backgrounds including MBA from IIMA, IIMB, FMS, other Indian management colleges and top international B-schools, CA rank holders, commerce graduates from Mumbai University, Delhi University etc. and engineers from IITD, IITM and other leading Indian engineering colleges.
Naresh is the Managing Partner of AA. He has a stellar track record of over 23 years across investment banking, capital markets, asset management & proprietary investing. He was President at Edelweiss before he founded AA. Over the years he has developed strong relationships with corporates, public and private investment firms, and family offices. He has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1995)
Shreyans is a Platform Partner at AA and has been part of the core team since inception. He has experience of over 10 years across large Indian corporates in Finance and Corporate Strategy. He has played multiple roles over the years at AA. Currently, he heads the Finance vertical at AA and leads the capital raising from banks. He is also responsible for strategy implementation at the firm level. Shreyans is a B.Com from Narsee Monjee, CA rank-holder and MBA from ESCP Europe, Paris (2013)
Chief Risk & Strategy Officer
Sanjay is an industry leader in Risk Management, especially proficient at promoting the integration of risk and finance, having spent over twenty-five years in the global financial services industry at major global banks and corporations in various commercial and corporate capacities. Sanjay left Citigroup in 2018 and founded Sankhya Ventures, a strategic risk advisory and investment management firm, based in New Delhi, India. He has over 25 years in international financial markets, coupled with over 15 years in technology, data science, and analytics. Sanjay offers a uniquely interdisciplinary approach, blending rigor with finely tuned commercial insights, enabled by his many years in risk-taking positions, and curated from experiences gained over several cyclical and secular credit and market cycles. Sanjay earned a PhD in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Chief Operating Officer
Krishnan brings more than 22 years of experience in corporate/investment banking operations. He has been involved in setting and scaling up of capital market operations in his earlier roles with Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank AG and ICICI Bank. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification.
Gauri Pande Chanchani
Chief Business Officer
Gauri is the Chief Business Officer of Alpha Alternatives. She is a Chartered Accountant and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Prior to Alpha Alternatives, she spent a 15-year stint at Morgan Stanley Investment Management as COO, Portfolio Specialist and Head of Trading desk. She oversaw USD 5 Bn in investment across India and other emerging markets for their funds, besides being a part of the Morgan Stanley Investment Management leadership team in India. She has also advised the CFA Institute on mapping best practices and competencies within the Asset Management Industry in India.
Mayank Varshney Compliance Officer
Mayank heads the Accounts, Taxation and Compliance operations at AA. He has over 9 years of experience in working in various BFSI verticals such as NBFC, Investment Banking, Fixed Income and Institutional Broking etc. Prior to AA, he worked at Quant Capital, part of Reliance Capital and Avista Advisory, an Associate of Houlihan Lokey. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification.