Ayush Rustagi

Analyst, Avendus Finance
Joined on

08 May 2017

Sector

Structured Credit

Education

Delhi University, CFA Level 2

Interests

Spending time outdoors, playing sports and exploring new places and cultures

What made you join Avendus?

I started my professional career in 2014 and heard about Avendus closing more than 20 deals in a year. It had surpassed its peers, both in terms of volume and value of deals. Watching a homegrown bank revolutionize the financial services market in India was inspiring. Since then, Avendus has taken massive leaps, diversifying its offering to include credit solutions and asset management businesses. For someone like me who was looking to build a career in financial services, I believe that Avendus is the right platform to hone my skills and work with the best minds in the industry. 

How would you describe your role at the firm?

I currently work for the Structured Finance team under the Credit Solutions vertical. The team provides financing solutions for diverse requirements such as sponsor financing, growth financing and acquisition financing among others. My role entails end to end involvement in the entire deal process right from originating deals through reaching out to prospective clients and intermediaries, drafting of term sheets, developing repayment structures based on cash flows, managing due diligence work-streams and negotiations in final documentation.

How has Avendus empowered you to succeed?

Avendus never restricts its employees from taking up challenges and responsibilities beyond their defined roles. People who work here can vouch for the fact that Avendus has a flat structure with opportunities for everyone to go beyond what is expected of them. Personally, within one year of joining the firm, I got an opportunity to work independently and take ownership across various stages of the deal process including negotiations with clients and documentation among others. 

What do you like most about the firm’s culture?

The best thing about Avendus’s culture is the zeal, vigour, determination and commitment prevalent across the firm. We deliver nothing but top-notch solutions to our clients and lead only through excellence. This creates a working environment that really encourages you to push yourself and strive for perfection. 

What is your advice to people seeking opportunities at Avendus?

Perseverance, hardwork and dedication are must haves for you to land a role at Avendus. Identify your areas of interest and work towards developing relevant knowledge and skills.

What do you like doing when you are not at work?

I love being outdoors. With the amount of time we spend behind our computer screen these days, I like be active. Swimming, tennis and cricket are few of my favourite sports. Additionally, I have been bitten by the travel bug and love exploring new places and new cultures. 

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