Alok Vajpeyi is a serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor and mentor with over 30 years of experience. He has worked organizations of high repute in his long spanning career across London, Hong Kong and India markets.
In his current role as Chairman of Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP, he heads the strategy and growth of the alternative asset business.
Prior to joining Avendus, he worked with Daiwa, a leading investment bank as Managing Director and Senior Head of Equities. Prior to Daiwa, he founded Dawnay Day AV which was later acquired by New Silk Route Advisors. Prior to this, he worked with DSP Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and was instrumental in increasing the Assets Under Management (AUM) from USD 200 million to USD 1.4 billion in a span of 5 years. He has also worked with BZW (Barclay’s Group) as the Head of Equities and served as a member on their Asian Equities Executive Board.
Alok started his career with Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC) in 1988 and worked in their London and Hong Kong offices. He has worked closely with regulators and has held various positions including being a member of SEBI’s SMILE Task Force, as well as director of Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI) apart from being an active member at various industry bodies. Amongst other advisory and governance roles, he is currently appointed as an external advisor of Fintech to DTI, UK in India.
He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economic development from London School of Economics, UK.