Shalini, CEO at Cosmos Capital, has over two decades of experience in asset management, banking, and private wealth management. She has been responsible for onshore and offshore business strategy, business development, investment advisory, and relationship management for clients and distribution channels. During her stints in previous organizations, such as Standard Chartered, ICICI Prudential AMC, Alchemy Capital, Indiabulls Asset Management, and Client Associates, she has driven the business function across geographies while leading the sales, marketing, and service functions. Shalini graduated in 1996, having obtained a Bachelor’s of Commerce and MBA degrees.
Mr. Aman Shah
Lead, Product & Research
Aman leads the Product and Research function at Cosmos Capital. He has more than six years of experience in wealth management, financial planning, and credit analysis. Before joining Cosmos Capital, he worked with Citigroup in the Institutional Client Group’s risk management unit where his role involved in-depth research and analysis of companies comprising NBFC and corporates. He previously headed a team of financial planners during his stint at Sykes & Ray Equities (I) Ltd., and was an integral part of the product and wealth management team. He is a qualified CFP, CFA, and FRM (level 2 candidate).
Ms. Sharon Jacinto
Head, Operations and Services
Sharon heads the Operations and Services function at Cosmos Capital. She has more than 14 years of rich experience in the asset management space in various positions related to client servicing and operations. In her diverse roles, Sharon has successfully managed a wide range of deliverables working with various internal and external stakeholders, all the while ensuring the highest levels of diligence and compliance. She has been associated with YES AMC, Indiabulls AMC, Invesco (erstwhile Religare) AMC, ING AMC, IBM, and E-Funds International. She has completed her majors in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Mr. Chandan Kumar
Partner at TIW PE
Chandan is a partner at TIW PE and an experienced investment and operating professional who has previously worked with Baring Private Equity Partners (India). He has handled multiple investments and exit processes, including deal sourcing, deal evaluation, due diligence, and legal agreements. He also plays a major role in the operating management of portfolio companies. He has more than 12 years of industry experience and is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur (mechanical engineering).
Mr. Asheesh Chanda
CEO & Founder of Kristal.AI
Asheesh is the CEO and founder of Kristal.AI, a global digital-first private wealth and asset management platform established in 2016. He oversees all company operations and spearheads strategy and product development, as well as client acquisition and company growth, personally overseeing the Kristal Founders Fund as well. Asheesh has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry and before founding Kristal.AI, managed investment portfolios at KrisCapital — a Singapore-based global macro hedge fund — that he co-founded to invest across multiple asset classes and developed both systematic and algorithmic trading strategies. In his prior roles, he has held senior positions with JPMorgan Chase and BNP Paribas, having started his finance career at Citibank. Asheesh graduated from IIM Bangalore with an MBA in finance and holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Delhi.
Mr. Swapnil Pawar
Chairman & Founder of Scient Capital
Swapnil is the chairman and founder of Scient Capital, with a diverse experience of over 16 years across strategy consulting, investment advisory, and asset management. He started his career with The Boston Consulting Group in Mumbai in 2004. He set up and headed Karvy Group’s asset management business — Karvy Capital — wherein he established new products in high-yield debt, AIF Cat-III, and equity portfolio management. He has also authored a book titled Anatomy of Froth – Demystifying the Global Financial Crisis and Lessons to Learn. He has completed his graduation from IIT Bombay in aerospace engineering and his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.