Mumbai, Nov 15, 2017
Sanctum Wealth Management today announced the launch of its international markets coverage, where it will offer foreign investors and NRIs access to investment opportunities in India. Sanctum is very well positioned to operate in this space by virtue of its global heritage, international board & experienced leadership team, strong onshore presence, and a robust products & solutions platform. The company also announced the appointment of Mr. Sridhar Natarajan as Senior Advisor – International, who will be based in Singapore and will help lend a greater focus to the offering.
Sanctum International will look to work closely with international firms and investors in helping them access best-in-class investment opportunities in India, across the asset class spectrum in both public and private markets.
Commenting on Sanctum International, Shiv Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Sanctum Wealth Management said, “With the prospect of continued structural reforms, with long-range economic multiplier effects, global investors are likely to continue increasing their allocations to India for the next several years. Further, the range of instruments employed by them is likely to increase considerably, thereby requiring careful curation from amongst the available choices. This represents a significant opportunity for us, and Sridhar’s vast international experience will help us to establish the right approach for capturing it.”
Satwick Tandon, Head of International for Sanctum who joined in May 2017 to spearhead its international strategy said, “Given our global network, our robust onshore platform, and the scale of global demand, we aim to build a significant international business over the next few years. In Sridhar we see the right fit in terms of both expertise and values and are delighted to welcome him to Sanctum. We look forward to working closely with him to structure innovative solutions for investors looking to access investment opportunities in India, and in strengthening Sanctum’s international business.”
Commenting on his new role, Sridhar Natarajan, Senior Advisor – International for Sanctum, shared, “It is a privilege to be a part of Sanctum. The firm is backed by a strong team of experts capable of leveraging their deep India product expertise for international investors. I look forward to working closely with this high performing team to provide overseas investors the opportunity to be a part of India’s growth story.”
Sridhar has been in the international private banking industry for over two and a half decades. In the past, he has served as Head – Business Development & Markets Investment Advisory, Wealth Management South East Asia at UBS in Singapore, and MD & Head of Investment Consulting & Services – Asia at Julius Baer. He was MD & Head of Global Investment Solutions & Lending at Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific and led the Product deal team for sale of Merrill’s international business. He has held senior roles with Deutsche Bank and Citibank in the past. He is a post graduate in management from the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, and is also a member of the Institute of Cost & Management (Works) Accountants, India.