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Mr. Vasudeo Rajaram Galkar

Mr. Galkar is former Executive Director (Investment) Life Insurance Corporation of India. He was with LIC for 33 years and handled various areas including planning, housing finance and marketing during his tenure.


Mr. Rajeev Mehrotra

Mr. Rajeev Mehrotra is a senior finance professional with a rich career span of 27 years in India, USA and Singapore. Rajeev has an extensive experience as an Investment Professional as well as Investment Banker. His experience includes building and managing large teams, managing multiple close-ended PE funds across different Investment thesis, i.e.: Credit – Special situations, Distress, Real Estate and PIPE. His Investment and Lending experience comes from a deep understanding of local regulatory regime, Risk Management and extensive corporate relationship developed over the last 2 decades.

Currently, Mr. Mehrotra is the CEO and MD of Alpha Alternatives, an Alternative Asset Management Company based in Singapore managing Investments in Asia including India. Previously Rajeev worked with “Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd” for almost 9 years as Executive Vice President. During his stint at Edelweiss, Rajeev had held various positions including Co-Head of Investment Banking, Fund Manager – Edelweiss Special Opportunity fund, Director - ECL Finance (an NBFC) and Director - Edelweiss Housing Finance. Before Edelweiss, he was the CEO of Alpha Ventures, an Investment banking firm based out of New York, USA. Alpha Venture was primarily focused on cross Border M&A’s and Advisory mainly in the “India – USA” corridor. Prior to Alpha Ventures, he worked with TCR GmbH - Frankfurt, Germany and also at Projmat Infrastructure Ltd, Mumbai, India.


Mr. Ameya Prabhu

Mr. Prabhu is an entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Duesberg Bosson Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. Duesberg is an asset management & investment banking firm focused on the Indian market. Duesberg's asset management business comprises of two public markets funds and a private equity growth fund. Mr. Prabhu also runs a strategic advisory business with a focus on renewable energy and aviation. Mr. Prabhu’s expertise lies in nurturing, building, financing and growing early and growth stage businesses. He brings in deep rooted managerial, strategic planning and financing skills.

Mr. Prabhu is a BSc. in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and an MSc. in Financial Management from IE Business School, Madrid. He is also a writer and columnist whose writings have been published by well known media outlets such as the Huffington Post.


Mr. Balaji Vaidyanath

Mr. Vaidyanath is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Crest Wealth. He has an experience of more than a decade in equity markets first as a research analyst and then as a portfolio manager at Sundaram Asset Management. His track record as a fund manager for Sundaram portfolio managers for almost seven years has been impressive across six diverse strategies. He has delivered consistent returns outperforming the portfolio benchmarks by over 100% across strategies till December 2015 when he relinquished charge. His ability to stay way ahead of the broad market in bearish phases is a key strength. Under watch, the asset base of Sundaram Portfolio Managers rose 12-fold to Rs 1300 Crores in a period encompassed by short bullish and bearish phases and a high degree of volatility. High conviction, lengthy holding period, low churn and willingness to stay in cash are integral to his fund management style. With Mr. Vaidyanath as a CEO and CIO, Crest Wealth Management offers prospective investors a platform that rests on a solid footing.


Mr. KR Senthilnathan

Mr. Senthilnathan is a AVP - Investments at Crest Wealth. He has over 10 years’ experience in Indian equity markets, his last assignment was working on the trading desk of Sundaram Mutual, where he was responsible for executing trades for the domestic equity portfolio which has AUM of over USD1.5bn. Prior to that he has extensively worked as a research analyst for Sundaram Mutual and Amba. Mr. Senthilnathan has completed his PGDBM in Finance and BE (Electronics & Instrumentaion).


Mr. Devang Patel

Mr. Patel is a AVP - research at Crest Wealth. He has over 14 years’ experience in equity research. He has previously worked in IL&FS investment as research analyst covering sectors like Construction & Real Estate. Prior to IL&FS he was with ICICI securities covering Textiles and Cement sectors. Mr. Patel cleared all 3 levels of CFA (US).


Mr. Piyush Khorasia

Mr. Khorasia is a Trader & Database Analyst @ Crest Wealth. He has 5 years of experience in data analytics/MIS management systems. He has previously worked in Accenture operations serving multinational clients. Mr. Khorasia has completed PG in Financial Planning & Wealth management.