Chhavi Moodgal has 13 years of experience in the Indian financial services industry advising corporates on capital structuring, fund raising, financial advisory as well as mergers and acquisitions. She has helped market fund raising transactions to institutional as well as HNI investors. She has worked with global investment banks such as UBS and Kotak Investment Banking. Prior to Scient Capital, Chhavi was Director, Equity Capital Markets at Standard Chartered Bank. She has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women.
Punit is the Head of Research for Sutherland and leads a team of +250 analysts, associates and project managers. Punit
and his team provide bespoke research support to more than 50 asset managers / investment bankers / brokers / consulting
firms across the globe.
Punit has helped his clients in asset management industry to increase their AUM by providing more bandwidth to their research
team in evaluating additional investable opportunities and doing the pre-investment and post-investment analysis in greater
details. He has helped the sell-side firms in maintaining larger coverage by taking up the routine quarterly model updates. He
has also helped the sell-side firms & consulting firms to increase their market presence by coming up with thematic and white
Punit brings with himself one and half decades of experience broken equally as an analyst and as a manager. As an analyst,
he has worked in sell-side and buy-side across equity, credit, fixed income and consulting. Within fixed income, he has
worked as a fundamental analyst across the capital structure: leveraged loans, distressed debt, insolvency / bankruptcy
situations and high yield asset classes. This diversified experience of Punit benefits his clients through an in-depth output
which covers all the important angles that can impact valuation through a nicely stitched story.
Punit has a consistent track record of turning around loss-making situations driven by his focus to improve the P/L and
shareholder valuations. During his two and half years stint at Sutherland, Research vertical’s revenue grew by +130% and
profitability grew 3x. At his earlier two stints, he built the research businesses from scratch to take them to a sizable team size of
20-to-40 people in 2-3years.
Punit is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, CFA (ICFAI) and MS in Finance. He is a registered Valuer with IBBI (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India) and holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce from St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He has also passed level 2 of CFA (U.S.). Punit is married and is passionate about fitness, food and fashion.
Dr. Nirakar Pradhan brings with him over 30 years of extensive leadership experience in financial sector in multi-cultural and multi-product organizations in India and Europe.
Nirakar led many high performing teams in two major global players, i.e. State Bank of India (India’s largest Bank) and Generali Group (a leading global player in Insurance and capital markets). He is specially recognised for his investment and portfolio management skills, having accomplished top quartile returns as Chief Investment Officer of Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Limited and various treasury assignments in SBI group in India and Frankfurt (Germany). His last assignment was in global risk management team at Generali Investments Europe S.p.A (GIE), Paris. GIE, the Asset Manager of Generali Group with AUM over Euro 450 billion as on 30.06.2017.
Nirakar holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Utkal University, India. He is a CFA Charter holder, Certified Financial Risk Manager from GARP, USA and Certified Credit Research Analyst (CCRA) and Certified Financial Planner. Nirakar takes keen interest in promoting financial education, innovation and best market practices through conferences, media, industry, regulators and academic institutions.
A multi-lingual communicator, Nirakar has been recently elected as a Director, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, USA for three years since 1st January, 2018 and represents Asia Pacific region.
Joydeep has worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, of which the last 13 years were with BNP Paribas in the Wealth Management department as Senior Vice President – Advisory Desk – Fixed Income. He worked with BNP till December 2016. Prior to BNP, he worked with various companies in the private sector. Since January 2017, Joydeep is on his own, pursuing his passion.
Joydeep writes columns regularly in various financial publications, both print and digital. Last year, 2017, he has published 58 articles in publications like Mint, Financial Express, Moneycontrol, DNA, Cafemutual, etc. This year, 2018, he has done 10 articles till 19 Feb ’18. He also holds webinars for Moneycontrol.com for investor guidance.
He has authored three books (1) “Fixed Income Markets in India – Investment Opportunities for You”, (2) Mutual Funds in India – Vehicle for Fixed Income Investments and (3) Open Your Eyes – to Management Lessons Around Us.
He has done trainings for CRISIL, FPSB, CIEL and certain NBFCs and Mutual Funds. He is a visiting faculty at a couple of business schools in Mumbai. Joydeep is a Certified Financial Planner. He did his MBA from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in 1991.