The Alternative Investment space is among the fastest growing financial services sectors in India. The number of registered AIF players has increased from 21 in 2012 to well over 500 as of now. AIF funds under management, currently, are at about INR 72,000 crores.
AIFs offer diverse investment management roles including opportunities in research, fund management, trading and product development. On the skills side, AIF professionals need to be well versed in investment and economic analysis, risk management, market structures and trading patterns of liquid as well as illiquid securities. AIF entry level positions usually require 1 -2 years of post-qualification experience, preferably in investment banking, sell-side research or consulting. Senior level positions are recruited through these and other investment areas or through internal promotions.
To understand more about the career opportunities in the AIF sector, particularly in long only funds space, listen in to this webinar. The webinar will cover the following learning outcomes:
- Career opportunities in the AIF space
- Roles and entry requirements for CFA charter holders and candidates
- Competencies required for each role
- Potential career paths
This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 21 February 2019.
About the Speaker(s)
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.
Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, is a director of continuing education and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, Mr. Kunte contributes to thought leadership in the investment profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Mr. Kunte serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Previously, he worked as the country trading strategist for Citi in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.