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Topics: Investment Funds

Hosted by CFA Institute

Overview

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

1 CE

CFA Institute members can claim CE credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.

About the Speaker(s)

Biharilal Deora
Biharilal Deora FCA, CFA, CIPM

Mr. Deora is a Director at Abakus Asset Management, LLP, an India-focused Asset Management Company. Mr. Deora’s investment expertise spans a broad array of asset classes. Prior to joining Abakkus, Mr. Deora was managing corporate, family office and university clients. Mr Deora began his career as a financial analyst at leading financial services firms, including, Credit Suisse and Fidelity Investments.

Mr Deora holds a Masters in Commerce degree from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. He is a Chartered Accountant with a pan-India top rank at the CA exam. Mr Deora is a Certified Financial planner. He is also a CFA Charterholder. In his voluntary capacity, Mr Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India. Among others, Mr. Deora is a regular visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs and is currently pursuing a PhD at Symbiosis University.

Mr Deora holds a Masters in Commerce degree from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. He is a Chartered Accountant with a pan-India top rank at the CA exam. Mr Deora is a Certified Financial planner. He is also a CFA Charterholder. In his voluntary capacity, Mr Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India. Among others, Mr. Deora is a regular visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs and is currently pursuing a PhD at Symbiosis University.

Shreenivas Kunte
Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM

Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, is a director of continuing education and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, Shreenivas contributes to thought leadership in the investment profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Shreenivas serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Shreenivas worked as the country trading strategist for Citi. He holds a degree in computer engineering from Mumbai University.

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