We started Banyan Tree Advisors in 2004 with the conviction that it was possible to grow wealth for our clients through hard work, diligence and a lot of discipline. The trust and confidence reposed in us by our clients remains our greatest joy.

The Team

Investment Management Team

RAVISHANKAR

Ravishankar graduated as an Electronics Engineer from BITS, Pilani, and went on to acquire an MBA from IIM, Bangalore, and is a CFA Charterholder. He has 21 years of experience in the asset management industry and is one of the founders of Banyan Tree. Has handled Global markets for 5 years and has spent 16 years in Indian markets. Ravi likes to relax with a game of golf.

SANDEEP TALWAR

Sandeep completed his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, and his MBA from IIM, Bangalore. He has 21 years of experience in research and investment management in the Indian market and is one of the founders of Banyan Tree. Sandeep enjoys a game of squash.

SHYAM PRABHU

Shyam is a BE and MBA from Bombay University and has completed the requirements of the CFA course. He has 17 years of experience as Analyst/Portfolio advisor. He joined Banyan Tree in 2007. Has handled global markets for an investment firm for 9 years and has 8 years of experience in Indian markets.

JIGAR SHAH

Jigar is a CFA Charterholder and CA. He has 12 years of total experience as Analyst/Portfolio Advisor. Has handled global markets for an investment firm for 5 years and has spent 7 years in Indian markets. Jigar joined Banyan Tree in 2011. Jigar is an avid reader.

Client Relationship and Business Development Team

VENKAT

Venkateswaran Ramanan is a B.Com from Madras University and has spent 12 years with HDFC Bank in branch banking, corporate banking and client relationships and his last position in that organisation was as Branch Manager. He joined Banyan Tree in 2009 to develop its sales and marketing effort. Through his career, he has focused on building enduring long term relationships with clients. Venkat enjoys going to the gym.

VISHAL THAKKAR

Vishal heads Business Development, Client Servicing & Strategy at Banyan Tree. He has over 17 years of experience in leading Business Development teams in India and globally. Before joining Banyan Tree, he was Global Head, Business Development, at a leading research, analytics and ratings company, based in London. He is an MBA from University of Mumbai and is passionate about building long term relationships. Vishal enjoys swimming and cricket.

AJAY MERCHANT

Ajay K. Merchant is a CA and has worked with Price Waterhouse in the taxation department. He has successfully run a manufactured exports business, employing over 300 people. He has 17 years of experience of managing his family office. He has also worked as Director with Enam Asset Management Company Private limited as well as with AnandRathi Financial Services Private Ltd. responsible for Business Development and Client Relationships. Ajay enjoys running, gymming and swimming.