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Radhika Gupta

  • Managing Director and CEO, Edelweiss Asset Management

Radhika Gupta is an investment professional with a range of diverse experiences across asset management – globally and in India, which includes start-up and global giants, public & private sector, and institutional & retail clients.

Radhika is a global citizen having grown up across four continents, a keen storyteller, Bridge player, and Twitter microblogger. Her YouTube video, “The Girl with a Broken Neck” which narrates her life journey has garnered more than 100K views in a short span of time.

She started her career with McKinsey, later switched to Wall Street, joining AQR Capital – pioneers in hedge funds. She then moved to India in 2009 to start her own venture – Forefront Capital Management, the first registered hedge fund in India, which was acquired by Edelweiss Financial Services Limited in 2014.

She led Edelweiss’ acquisition of JP Morgan’s Mutual Fund business and Ambit Capital’s AIF business, to become the CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management in 2017. Since then, her efforts are concentrated in helping build brand Edelweiss AMC into a fast growing, differentiated and innovative asset manager. The recent launch of Bharat Bond ETF in partnership with Government of India, India’s first corporate bond ETF, is yet another step in that direction.

Ms Radhika has graduated from Management and Technology Program from the University of Pennsylvania, with joint degrees in Economics from the Wharton School in addition to Computer Science Engineering from the Moore School, and is the founding President of the Penn Alumni Club of Mumbai.

She is a member of the AMFI board, chairing the Committee of Mutual Fund Distributors, and a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She was recently honoured by Business Today magazine naming her amongst “The 30 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business.”


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