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Venkat Ramaswamy

Executive Director at Edelweiss Alternatives


Venkat Ramaswamy is the co-founder of Edelweiss Group, and the head of Edelweiss Asset Management. He has over 25 years of experience in financial services and is widely recognized as one of India’s finest deal makers. He has been instrumental in Edelweiss’ transformation from a boutique investment bank to a leading diversified financial services firm in India. Besides establishing the alternative asset management business within Edelweiss, Venkat has also set up the distress assets business (ARC).

Venkat has been a key driving force in building a client-need focused solutions approach in the Distress Asset & Resolution business including the business under Edelweiss ARC. This approach of working with large banks in India has lead to the Edelweiss ARC becoming the largest ARC in the country today.

Using his skills at building and maintaining large institutional relationships including with international pension funds and insurance companies, the Edelweiss Global Asset Management team has been able to build one of the fastest growing multi-category alternative asset management businesses in India.

Venkat holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.