is a financial markets guru and one of the best known and respected faces in
Indian financial markets. He is the author of numerous best selling books on
subjects, ranging from commodities to value investing to trading. Ashu strives
to bring to retail investors the trading secrets, techniques and market
strategies that are typically the exclusive domain of big investors.
Ashu was the Associate Editor at CNBC TV 18, Chief Consulting Editor at
Bloomberg, Senior Anchor at NDTV and Star News, anchoring some of India's
marquee programmes on financial markets.
Ashu has also been a Master Trainer and a Conference speaker across Asia
speaking at investment banking, private equity, real estate structured
conferences like Barclays, UBS and Citibank. He has also been invited as a
Master Trainer by prestigious investment banking associations, such as the
Malaysian Investment Banking Association and Euro Money. He is considered an
authority in several areas, including mergers and acquisitions, wealth
management, private equity and real estate finance.
has held several key positions at top tier investment banks like MD-South Asia
at Northbridge Capital and Celadon RE. Before returning to India in 1996, Ashu
was Manager-International Taxes and Special Projects at Continental Grain
Company, the world's fourth largest private company and the second largest
trader of commodities and commodity options and a member at the Chicago Board of
Trade headquartered in New York. He has also worked as a Tax Policy Analyst with
the Office of Tax Policy, New York City Department of Finance in New York.
is a Certified Public Accountant, certified in the state of Maryland, USA. He
holds an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Finance and Investments
from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, New York.