Radhika Gupta is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Edelweiss Asset Management Limited. She is among the youngest CEOs of India, Country's only female head of a major asset manager and has set up the country's first domestic hedge fund.
Radhika is also known as " the girl with the broken neck". She made the headlines recently when she shared her inspiring journey from being bullied for her "crooked neck" to becoming one of the youngest CEOs in the country. She shared her thoughts in a post for online portal Humans of Bombay.
Gupta started her career in 2005 as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. A year later in 2006, she became a part of the global asset allocation team at AQR Capital Management, LLC, as Portfolio Manager. In 2009 she co-founded Forefront Capital Management with Nalin Moniz and Anant Jatia. However in 2014, it was acquired by Edelweiss Financial Services Limited. In Edelweiss, Gupta subsequently headed Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds Management Pvt. Ltd and was responsible for setting the strategic direction, overseeing investments, sales and distribution. She became the Company's CEO in 2017 replacing Vikaas Sachdeva.
Radhika was born in Pakistan, to an Indian diplomat father who was serving as an Indian Foreign service official. She had lived her childhood wherever her father was serving at that time. She received the Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Concentrations in Finance and Management) from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School in 2005, where she graduated summa cum laude
Initially she was self-conscious about her neck but with time she accepted it as a part of what makes her unique. She pe
Radhika is married to Nalin Moniz, who is the Chief Investment Officer of Alternative Equity at Edelweiss Asset Management Limited.