Education: CFA charterholder - CFA Institute MBA - Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Bachelor of Technology - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Please see LinkedIn profile
LinkedIN Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nandukuppuswamy/
Current Company: Ambrosian Sun Advisors
Current Position: CEO
Experience Description: Experience includes: • Head of IR - Zodius Capital (Jan 2015 - Present) Zodius is a leading private equity firm focused on growth stage technology companies in India. Investments include Big Basket (India's largest online grocery company), PepperFry (India's largest online furniture company), Antuit (Big-data analytics company) and Zivame (lingerie e-tailer). • Managing Partner - Ambrosian Sun Advisors (2015 - Present) Value added consulting services to investment firms and investors. • Vice President - Kotak Mahindra Inc (Dec 2012 - Jan 2015) (NY) Kotak Mahindra Inc, is the US subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, the third largest public sector bank in India, with total assets exceeding $12 billion. Managed relationships with endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and UHNIs. Worked across various dollar denominated products and India access platforms (India regulated structures for foreign investment such as FPI, QFI etc.). • Head of Analytics and Head of Investor Relations - Sandstone Capital (Dec 2008 - Nov 2012) Sandstone is an India focused hedge fund, with $1.2 billion in peak AUM. Led the analytics function – portfolio analysis, performance attribution, valuation and macro analysis. In addition, also led the investor relations function at Sandstone and served as the primary contact for investors (primarily large endowments and foundations, multi-family offices, large single family offices, pension funds, fund of hedge funds and some high net worth individuals). • Associate Director of Investments - University of Richmond (2007 - 2008) Spider Management Company (University of Richmond) manages the endowment assets for the University of Richmond and a few other non-profit endowments and foundations, totaling over $2 billion. Generalist working across asset classes (public, hedge, private, VC) and geographies on a top performing portfolio (ranked amongst the top 5 percentile returns over the 15 year period) that won the 2008 Large Endowment of the Year award. • Senior Business Manager - Capital One (Jan 2000 - May 2007) Managed credit risk for over $5 billion in annual asset originations and an $8 billion consumer lending portfolio. Collaborated to develop econometric and statistical models for risk measurement and valuation.
Comment from MentorSelector:
We are delighted to welcome Mr Kuppuswamy to MentorSelector. For a full overview of Mr Kuppuswamy’s exceptional experience, please refer to the LinkedIn link for further information – which includes the following LinkedIn profile description:
Seasoned investor with both developed markets and emerging markets experience as LP and GP.
Over 12 years of investing and operational experience spanning investment management, fund raising, due diligence, asset allocation, business strategy, analytics, valuation, operations, execution and process management, vendor and people management
Investment thesis, portfolio analytics, portfolio overlay strategies, portfolio construction and management
Manager sourcing, selection, due diligence, funding, monitoring, risk management and termination
Relationship development, Investor management, fund raising, communication, due diligence and investor retention
Built high performance teams in challenging situations, handled large responsibilities including underwriting >$5 Billion in assets annually and led large cross functional teams
Adaptable skill set:
Excellent track record of solving complex problems, delivered exceptional results across diverse businesses – hedge fund, endowment and one of the largest banks in the country
Strong academic background:
MBA (Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad).
B.Tech (Indian Institute of Technology- Madras)