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Although active investing dominates India’s investment landscape, passive investing is fast gaining in popularity. This space has witnessed exponential growth in assets under management in the past few years. While low costs, consistent methodologies, and transparent rules are endearing investors to passive funds, favourable government policies are also aiding growth. For investment professionals, new and exciting career opportunities are on offer.

In this webinar, Anil Ghelani, CFA, head of Passive Investments and Products at DSP Investment Managers, helps us understand the passive investing landscape in India, the opportunities it has to offer, and how CFA® charterholders and candidates can make a successful career in this space.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an overview of the passive investing landscape in India
  • Learn about career opportunities for CFA charterholders and candidates
  • Discuss hiring practices, roles, and responsibilities
  • Identify career paths and competencies required

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 4 February 2020

About the Speaker(s)

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Anil Ghelani CFA

Anil Ghelani has been working for the DSP Group since 2003. The DSP Group has a legacy of more than 150 years, making it one of the oldest and most respected financial services firms in India. Ghelani is currently head of passive investments and products. Previously, he served as the business head and chief investment officer at DSP BlackRock Pension Fund Managers. Earlier in his career at DSP, he led the risk and quantitative analysis team, providing quantitative research inputs and buy-side credit research on companies across various sectors.

Ghelani has worked at IL&FS Mutual Fund and at S. R. Batliboi, a member firm of Ernst & Young. He has been a volunteer for CFA Society India for more than a decade and currently serves as a member on the board. Ghelani is a CFA® charterholder and a chartered accountant and also holds a bachelor’s degree of commerce.

Rajendra Kalur CFA

Rajendra Kalur, CFA, is an independent consultant and financial educator. Using his extensive experience in the financial services domain, he mentors first-time entrepreneurs and offers training on such subjects as leadership, entrepreneurship, and wealth management. Previously, Mr. Kalur was the founding director and CEO of TrustPlutus, a boutique wealth management firm. He also has worked in various capacities at RBS N.V., ABN AMRO N.V., Wealth Advisors India Pvt. Ltd., ICICI Prudential AMC, DSP Merrill Lynch, and General Insurance Corporation of India. Mr. Kalur serves on the boards of CFA Society India and Multi-Act Trade and Investments Pvt Ltd. He is also a certified Ethics Trainer. Mr. Kalur holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom, and a postgraduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. He is also a long-distance runner and cyclist.