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The private equity and venture capital industry in India has evolved over the last two decades to establish itself as an important force in capital markets. In particular, it has witnessed robust growth in recent years, driven by capital needs of the economy, secondary PE opportunities and increasing activity across asset classes including VC and buyout transactions, special situations, structured credit etc.

Industry players in India now include most of the world’s leading PE and VC funds and several successful Indian funds with established track record. In addition, several Sovereign Wealth Funds (“SWFs”), foreign pension funds and a host of other players such as Alternative Investment Funds (“AIFs”), venture and distressed funds invest in this space.

PE funds are typically staffed with analysts, associates/senior associates, vice presidents/principals and MDs/partners. As the industry in India matures, PE funds will grow in size and complexity. This will create more career opportunities for finance professionals. In addition, several funds have operating professionals with industry / domain expertise that offers interesting opportunities for CFA charterholders working in various segments of the industry.

To understand more about careers in India’s private equity space, listen in to this webinar. Namit Arora, Managing Partner, IndGrowth Capital, will discuss competencies, career paths and more.

Learning outcomes

  • Private equity market overview in India
  • Career opportunities for CFA charter holders and candidates
  • Roles and entry requirements
  • Competencies required and potential career paths

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 16 May 2019.

About the Speaker(s)

Namit Arora
Namit Arora CFA

Mr. Namit Arora is Managing Partner, IndGrowth Capital (www.indgrowth.com), a Category III AIF fund. He has prior private equity investing experience including at Standard Chartered PE. Namit is a CFA charterholder.

Biharilal Deora
Biharilal Deora CFA, CIPM

Biharilal Deora is a director at Abakkus Asset Manager LLP, an India-focused asset management company. His investment expertise spans a broad array of asset classes. Prior to joining Abakkus, Mr. Deora was managing corporate, family office, and university clients. He began his career as a financial analyst at leading financial services firms, such as Credit Suisse and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Deora holds a master’s degree in commerce from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
He is a top-ranking chartered accountant and a certified financial planner. Mr. Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India and is a visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs.