Srikanth Iyengar is an entrepreneurial Senior Management professional in the Indian Capital Markets over the last two decades with strong expertise in Hedge Funds, Equity Investments, Financial Derivatives and Risk Management.
He has an excellent strategic understanding of Indian financial services; having worked closely with successful entrepreneurs in the domain since their pre IPO days.
Srikanth was part of the “Core Group” to set up the equity derivatives market and risk management in the country with National Stock Exchange of India between 1996 and 1999.
Earlier he was involved in consulting assignments which included:
India Consulting: Consulted with Aditya Birla Group in India to set up a commodity hedging desk for hedging the metal price risk of their metals production
Overseas Consulting: Strategize the risk management practices for Chubb Insurance and Credit Suisse Private Banking in New York and Singapore respectively
After the start of the derivatives market in India in 2001, Srikanth has been leading the initiation and management of alternative investment management desks with P & L responsibilities.
He ran a Multi Strategy fund for over a decade encompassing Algo trading, quantitative long/short, relative value, gamma trading, special situation trades et al. He won the HFM week award for “Single Manager long term performance” (3 years & more) in Asia – 2012. His business was a leading market maker for listed ETF’s in India with over 70% market share.
He has built an outstanding team with an impressive track record of returns for over a decade; without a negative quarter over the tenure.He also ran the portfolio analytics and math works for “Value Investing” portfolio of over $400M.
Srikanth likes to interplay finance with math and is currently involved in running an Absolute Return fund, Principal Investments, Investing in startups, Real Estate (REIT’s) and Strategic consulting in financial services.