GIFT Your Investment a Global Edge | Ahmedabad

GIFT Your Investment a Global Edge | Ahmedabad

  • April 26, 2024
  • 9:30 am - 5: 00 pm IST
  • Grand Mercure Ahmedabad Gift City

Dr. Dipesh Shah

Dr. Dipesh Shah has over 23 years of professional experience in International Business, Project
Development, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Law & Policy matters. His most prominent achievement includes setting up and operationalizing India’s 1st Smart City and International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). He has been associated with the development of GIFT City since its inception – 2008. In his last 16 years, tenure at GIFT City, City made substantial progress in getting recognition as India’s model Smart City, starting India’s first Multi Services SEZ and only approved International Financial Services Centre. He brought in the regulatory and business changes in the GIFT IFSC to bring in Banks (now transacting more than US$ 50 Billion), International Exchanges, inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Insurance & re-insurance companies for undertaking offshore transactions. He is the Executive Director and heads the Development and International Relations at IFSCA. He is responsible for overall development of IFSC in India.
Dr. Shah holds Doctorate (Ph.D.) In International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) – India’s first
research on subject. PGDM in International Business & Finance (MBA) , Nirma University, India,
Chartered Secretary, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), India & Institute of Chartered
Secretaries & Administrators, UK.

Leelavati Naidu

R. Leelavathi Naidu is a Partner with IC Universal Legal and oversees the Asset Management and Regulatory practice at its Mumbai office. She has advised various domestic fund managers on formation and registration of alternative investment funds (including private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, debt funds and so on), and drafting, and negotiation of associated documentation. She also assists in structuring of the India focused offshore funds including funds in GIFT City and other jurisdictions. She also has wide experience in advising investment advisers, portfolio managers, mutual funds on registrations, reporting and documentation. She is also very active on advocacy for various regulatory matters and works along side various associations and intermediaries. She works along side regulators in various regulatory initiatives for industry. She was recognized as one of the ‘Top 40 under 40’ Alternative Investment Professionals in India by the Association of International Wealth Management of India (2020). She was also recognized as ’40 under 40’ compliance professionals at Compliance 10/10 (2020) and as one of  ‘Top Women in Finance’ in 2023. 

Manas Kumar

Manas Kumar is the Head of Products and Business Development – International Business at HDFC AMC. Manas joined HDFC AMC in March 2023 and has over 20 years of experience in areas like business development, strategy, products, institutional client servicing and investment advisory. Prior to HDFC AMC, he was Head – International Business at Edelweiss AML and has previously worked with SBI Funds Management, Kotak Mahindra AMC and associated companies. He has a Bachelor in Technology from IIT Bombay and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Lucknow

Mihir Shirgaonkar

As a fund manager managing investment strategies offered by Phillip Ventures IFSC, Mihir is proficient with the analysis of macro and micro trends in sectors, businesses, regions, and asset classes across the globe. While he places utmost importance on the fundamentals of the regions and businesses analyzed by the Alternative Investments team, he is skilled in programming languages and visual analytics tools which enable the team to derive insights from large volumes of financial and non-financial data. This approach of combining data-driven capabilities with strong focus on fundamentals helps the team to gain perspectives and uncover potential investment opportunities. The idea is to construct portfolios focused on the trends of today and ideas of tomorrow while allocating to businesses and regions backed by good fundamentals and promising prospects.

Nehal Sampat

Nehal Sampat is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. He has over 22 years of experience in advising clients on varied tax and regulatory related issues. He is a Partner at Price Waterhouse & Co LLP. At PwC, Nehal has been focusing on Financial Services clients, especially in Asset and Wealth Management sectors. He has extensive experience in advising clients on tax and regulatory issues with respect to: 1) Structuring of domestic and offshore Funds; 2) Investment by offshore investors in Indian capital markets through onshore and offshore structures; 3) Management of offshore Funds from India; and 4) Structuring of investments in and divestments from portfolio companies. He has assisted clients and Asset Management industry associations in representing their issues at different forums before policy-makers. He is based out of the GIFT City office of PWC. 

Pratik Ajmera

Pratik Ajmera joined Kedaara Capital in 2022. Prior to joining Kedaara Capital, Pratik worked as Associate Director – Deals in PwC (Mumbai). He has over a decade of experience, primarily in the tax and regulatory domain with a focus on fund structuring, transaction advice, deal structuring and tax due diligence. At Kedaara Capital, Pratik is involved in fund raising, fund structuring, due diligence, investment and exit-related transaction structuring and post investment monitoring activities. Pratik is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University.

Ritesh Kumar

Mr. Ritesh Kumar is having Master Degree in Finance with over 16 years of experience in capital markets, He is presently working as AGM – Business Development at India International Exchange, the first and leading Exchange in GIFT IFSC. His responsibilities include business development, marketing & promotion. Over and above the core work area of business development, he is also responsible for new product development at the Exchange and works very closely with regulators and market intermediaries to fulfil the vision of IFSCA in making GIFT CITY the financial hub. Since 2008 he is working with BSE Ltd.

Utsav Shah

Utsav Shah has recently joined Nuvama Private as Head – International Solutions. In this capacity, he will be instrumental in establishing and shaping the company’s International Business vertical. Before joining Nuvama, he served as Principal Officer & Head of GIFT IFSC at Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company (ABSLAMC). There, he played a key role in establishing their presence at GIFT City, India's first international financial hub. He spearheaded the launch of several groundbreaking initiatives at GIFT City. Recently recognized as a top talent by Equalifi (Top 40 under 40 Alternative Investment Professional in India). Utsav's expertise is wide-ranging with over 15 years in fixed income trading, global products, and crafting innovative investment structures. Prior to ABSLAMC, he served at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he managed risk in global portfolios by collaborating closely with fund managers. Utsav holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from S.I.E.S. College of Arts, Science and Commerce (University of Mumbai) and holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Diploma in Business Finance (DBF)  from ICFAI University and Associate Professional Risk Manager from PRMIA University. 

Category  Early bird Regular
CFA Society India Members  500          500
CFA® Program Registered Candidates  1000*       1,500
Passed Level III of the CFA Program  1500*       2,000
Non-member  2500*       3,500
*Early Bird ends on 13th April 2024

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received within 48 hours of program starts. Substitutions from the same company are accepted with fee adjustment, if appropriate. Sharing of registrations is not permitted.  
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