President, Co-Head Wholesale Asset Management An MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s Degree holder in Engineering from Mumbai, Naresh has played a pivotal role in building Edelweiss into a diversified financial services group. Naresh joined Edelweiss more than 11 years ago, from ICICI Securities where he was Head - Sales and Trading. At that time Edelweiss was just a seven-member organization. After a stint building up the Sales function for Investment Banking, Naresh fronted Edelweiss’ foray into the Institutional Equities business, building up its Research and Sales function. During this period, Edelweiss built a reputation for conducting ahead-of-the-curve Thematic Research and emerged as a leading Indian Institutional Broking player. From 2009 onwards, Naresh focused on building Edelweiss’ corporate relationships, by setting up and scaling the Institutional Client Group. He also headed the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) business. In a short span, Edelweiss has become a significant player with a leadership position in mid-market ECM and QIP transactions. It has also built a formidable distribution platform across Institutional, HNI and Retail clients. Naresh is now co-heading the Edelweiss’ Wholesale Asset Management business and looking to scale up Edelweiss' presence in the Alternative Asset Management business in both illiquid and liquid segments.