Executive Director, Edelweiss Financial Services
Venkat Ramaswamy is Executive Director of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, one of India’s leading financial services companies. He co-founded Edelweiss in 1996, which over the last two decades has become a diversified financial services company with various Credit & Non Credit businesses and a young Life Insurance business.
Venkat has been one of the driving forces in transforming what was once India’s first new age boutique investment bank to a leading diversified financial conglomerate. Amongst his responsibilities, he also Co-Heads two of Edelweiss’ most strategic businesses – Distress Assets & Resolution business and Global Asset Management business, while continuing to play a mentorship role with the Edelweiss Investment Banking business.
Venkat has been instrumental in building a client-need focused solutions approach in the Distress Asset and Resolution business including the business under Edelweiss ARC. This approach of working with large Banks in India has lead to the Edelweiss ARC becoming the largest ARC in the country today.
Using his skills at building and maintaining large institutional relationships including with International Pension Funds and Insurance companies, the Edelweiss Global Asset Management team has been able to build one of the fastest growing Multi category Alternative Asset Management businesses in India.
Venkat is an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and also has a Bachelor’s Degree holder in Electronics Engineering. He is married and has a daughter.