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Work experience

Jun 2013Mar 2015

Analyst

D.E. Shaw India Software Private Limited

I was a part of the Equities group at D.E Shaw, a New York based hedge fund. As an Analyst, my responsibilities were:

  • Working with the Risk Arbitrage team, to help manage more than 200 corporate actions ranging from mergers, equity carve outs, acquisitions etc.
  • Daily reconciliation of position and cash with various prime brokers
  • Addressing daily P&L related queries from the front office
  • Analysis and comparison of various fees/commissions charged to determine optimum trade allocation
  • Forecasting rebates/fees based on trading volumes
  • Month end finalization of P&L and closing of books
  • Working with the compliance team to ensure we are not violating any regulatory requirements

I also worked on setting up a system for uniquely mapping the data from prime broker records to D.E. Shaw's internal databases.

May 2012Jul 2012

Intern

AceOpinion

AceOpinion was a start up in the internet based financial advisory space. As an intern I was involved with:

Creating questionnaires and conducting market surveys to gauge the demand and willingness to pay for the service

Studying possible avenues for revenue generation

Planning an internet marketing strategy to generate a social media presence for the website 

Education

Jun 2011May 2013

Master of Business Economics

University of Delhi

Specialized in Quantitative Techniques in Business and Business Finance. Some of the courses that were part of the curriculum:

  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Time Series and Business Forecasting
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management

Projects:

  • Comparing and evaluating various Value at Risk measures
  • Regression analysis of impact of economic freedom on per capita GDP
  • Demand determinants for Bajaj two wheelers

Extra-Curricular:

I was a part of the Placement Committee and the Corporate Communications Cell at MBE.

Founded the quiz club, 'Inquizitive'.

Jun 2008May 2011

B.A Economics

St.Xavier's College, Gujarat University

The degree was a three year course in economics with Statistical Methods as my first subsidiary. During my first and second year of graduation, I stood 10th and 9th respectively in the University across departments and courses.

Additional Information

Languages Known: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam

Software Skills: Excel, Powerpoint, Word, R, SPSS