Devanshi Kesaria

Associate, Avendus Wealth Management
Joined on

10 May 2016

Sector

Client Relations

Education

IIM Kolkata

Interests

Listening to music, dancing, singing and reading.

What made you join Avendus?

I completed my MBA from IIM Calcutta and joined Avendus from Campus in May 16. Given that Avendus is a young organization with a flat structure, a lot of positive feedback about the firm from campus seniors and my inclination to a sales role in financial services – Avendus was the perfect match. 

How would you describe your role at the firm?

When I joined the firm from campus, I was a part of the investment advisory team in Wealth Management. I then transitioned to the relationship management function where I am currently a Junior Relationship Manager. My responsibilities include acquiring new clients (HNIs and corporate treasuries) and servicing existing clients as well.

How has Avendus empowered you to succeed?

I was always inclined to do a Sales role in a financial services firm. Post coming on board, I had discussions about my career aspirations with my reporting manager and senior leaders as well. The firm was extremely supportive, evaluated my case and offered me an opportunity to transition to a Sales role in less than a year. My sheer passion for the role and empowerment extended to me by the firm, enabled me to acquire my first client in less than a month post switching over - this has set the foundation of my career and something I will cherish for a long time to come. 

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

According to me, at Avendus We Own Our Work, In Every Way –  No matter what level/grade you are at, you are given accountability and ownership from the beginning. As soon as I moved to my new role, I was assigned tasks and had to be resourceful to get the work done.  Just knowing that the firm has given me the opportunity and believes in me, motivates me to go over and above to deliver high quality output. 

What is your advice to people seeking opportunities at Avendus? 

Avendus values individuals that are confident and have a point of view. If you like working in a non-hierarchal environment with young dynamic colleagues, Avendus is a great place to work. Be confident, be yourself! 

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

Outside of work I like listening to music, dancing, singing and reading.


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