PEOPLE

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.

Platform Partners

Naresh Kothari

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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)

Entrepreneur Partners

Suresh Maheshwari

Suresh is an Entrepreneur Partner at AA driving the structured credit business. He brings 28+ years of experience in the Indian equity and debt capital markets, having structured various solutions for large Indian corporates and PSU banks. Suresh is a FCA, ICMA and B.Com (Hons)

Vineet Sachdeva

Vineet is an Entrepreneur Partner at AA driving the systematic equity investing business (Elysium). He brings 25+ years of experience in quantitative investments, early stage venture and private equity. He is also an active board member and key stakeholder in several social impact businesses. He previously co-headed the alternative investing business at DE Shaw, and prior to that worked with IDFC Private Equity, JumpStartUp and Citibank. Vineet is MBA from IIM Lucknow and BA Economics from DU

Senior Team Members

Sankaranarayanan Krishnan

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Sankar is part of the Systematic Fundamental Equities desk at AA. He has over 7 years experience in quantitative equity research. Previously he worked as a senior quantitative researcher at Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), creating factor and ESG-based investment solutions for global institutional investors, and earlier headed Quantitative Investment Strategies department at Indxx, a boutique financial services firm. Sankar is an engineer from NIT Nagpur and MBA from IIM Indore.

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