Chirag Gandhi

Chirag Gandhi

Summary

Certified Investment Banker with 8 yrs of experience with big Investment Banks

Work History

Work History
Dec 2008 - Present

Senior Manager

Morgan Stanley
Jan 2003 - Nov 2008

Manager

Lehman Brothers / NomuraJan 06 – Nov 08

Manager in Capital Market Prime Services Unit

Capital Market Prime Services Unit provides array of specialized services to hedge funds clients in terms of global execution, creative financing, portfolio accounting & reporting, risk management and business advisory services.

As ManagerDec 07 – Nov 08

Responsible for Fixed Income, Equities and Futures Division within Prime Services.

  • People Management
  • Managed stakeholders expectations for various processes being performed in Mumbai
  • Maintained Business Continuity Plan (BCP) resiliency within Mumbai
  • Driven process improvements projects
  • Identified and migrated functions which could be supported from Mumbai

As Team LeaderJun 06 – Dec 07

Successfully migrated Equities, Futures, Fixed Income and Derivatives functions for NY region.

With Equities Group performed various functions –

  • Liaised with Treasury department for all the funds received for our client’s trade
  • Report daily day trade calls and set up broker codes
  • Reconciled all the month end fees to be debited to clients account for various services provided by Prime Services Group
  • Reconcile clients trade between various systems and ensure accurate reporting of clients portfolio before market opens

With Futures Groups

  • Allocated and reconciled all the futures trades done on daily basis
  • Liaised with various counterparties for futures trade margin and clients for trade calls
  • Investigated cash breaks in the clients account and intimate US team about the resolution

With Fixed Income Group –

  • Pre-matching and settlements for our Hedge Fund clients covering various Fixed Income products for all the markets
  • Monitored failing trades and claims processing

With Derivatives Group –

  • Trade confirmations and settlements for derivatives products like CDS and IRS traded by our clients

As AnalystJan 06 – Jun 06

  • Migrated Fixed Income pre-settlements function for all markets from London to Mumbai
  • Supported daily reconciliations between Lehman’s Custody and Portfolio Accounting data platforms in areas such as trade processing, pricing, dividends and corporate actions
  • Interacted with Client Services Representatives in Europe and US to investigate and respond to client inquiries regarding portfolio accounting reporting
May 2003 - Jan 2006

Team Member

JP Morgan ChaseMay 03 – Jan 06

Team Member in Global Credit Risk Management Operations (GCRMO)

Negotiable Collateral Unit (NCU), a sub unit in GCRMO, is responsible for reconciling and monitoring of all the collaterals held in custodial areas and pledged with the bank against the loans advanced.

  • Involved in migrating the process for Negotiable Collateral Unit from US to India
  • Made standard operating procedures for all the processes within NCU
  • Involved in migrating the Quality Checking function via phone and video conferencing
  • Reconciled end of day client collateral positions held at various custodians
  • Reconciled and monitored of Direct Debit Accounts (DDA) and General Ledger Accounts
  • Resolved the exceptions aroused on account reconciliations within the permitted timeframe by coordinating with various business partners in US
  • Acted as Liaison between NCU and Trust Account Area / Capital Market Area
  • Conducted quality checks for the entire team including US staff
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and yearly reconciliation reports
  • Maintained Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the other team members
  • Assisted Team Leader in Business Review Meetings with US staff for consistently improving the process
  • Achieved GSC champ award for the first quarter of 2005
May 2002 - May 2003

Banking Officer

HSBCMay 02 – Apr 03

Banking Officer in Credit Card Department

  • To perform online transactions, solve the customer queries pertaining to credit card and give product information
  • Reply to emails of customers and handle the back-office related work for the same such as updating address change in the system, cancellation of card, balance transfer between card and account, etc.
  • To coordinate with Collection Department for various delinquent card holders
  • To coordinate with Risk Department for various applications and limit enhancement applications.
  • Prepare FAQ’s and Processes for the every new service which gets implemented
Jun 2001 - Apr 2002

Processing Associate

e-Serve International LimitedJun 01 – Apr 02

Processing Associate in HRD Department

  • To handle the procedure involved in after the resignation of the employees
  • To solve the employees queries regarding taxation matters, leave policies, medical reimbursement, cash free facility, etc
  • To prepare the reports including the manpower report, employees resigned, additions and deletions during the month

Education

Education
Apr 2004 - Apr 2005

Certified Investment Banker

ICFAI
Apr 1996 - Apr 2000

Bachelors in Commerce

Mithibai College