Our People

Board of Directors of Trustees Co.


Milan Ganatra

Associate Trustee

Milan has been associated with the wealth and asset management industry through his company Miles Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, a company he founded in March 1999. At Miles, Milan has been pioneering strategy, product marketing, sales, services, and support of Miles solutions under the brand MoneyWare™; He has successfully defined and implemented a strong vision for Miles to make it amongst the leading provider of wealth and portfolio management solutions. Milan has deep domain knowledge on wealth management and wide experience in leveraging technological advancement for efficient investment management. Read More

Laxmikant Gupta CA, CMA, FRM

Independent Trustee

Laxmikant has been part of the financial industry for over 15 years! Since 2007, he has been in leadership positions relating to Risk Management and Complianceat various AMC’s namely – Franklin Templeton (2002-07), Birla Sunlife (2007-09), ICICI Venture (2010-2015). He also worked with ICICI Bank, I-Sec, A F Ferguson & Co. Between Feb 2017 and September 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Regulatory Officer at the National Commodity Derivatives Exchanges Limited (NCDEX), a role where he was closely involved with Risk Management, Surveillance and Compliance functions. In addition, Laxmikant has worked on projects relating to review of Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption measures under the assignment and guidance from the World Bank. Read More

Yogesh Parekh

Independent Trustee

Yogesh is an eminent entrepreneur who cofounded the Adfactors Group in the 1990s. In this capacity he was one of the leading innovators in the advertising & marketing of various financial instruments and has vast experience in design and structuring of complex financial products and of marketing them successfully to a diverse group of target investors in India & overseas. He has helped numerous entrepreneurs enter the capital market through Initial Public Offerings. He subsequently founded Crossnet Ventures and is currently engaged in setting up a cargo venture in the emerging aviation transportation sector. A sport aviation enthusiast, Yogesh is also a qualified pilot and was one of the founders of the Bombay Hang-Gliders Club and is a Life Member of the Bombay Flying Club. He was the pilot member of the 3-member team that designed, built & flew the first microlight aircraft in India. Leveraging the combination of his marketing and aviation skills, Mr Parekh pioneered the concept of aerial advertising in India, including banner towing, leaflet & flower dropping and helium & hot air balloons. He has also been involved in operations of aerial crop spraying, cloud seeding & aviation transport to inaccessible places. Read More

Lancelot Joseph

Independent Trustee

Lancelot Joseph is a prominent and well-respected name in the world of Journalism. He has been associated with Business India since 2004 and is now designated as an Executive Editor. His specialization and strength has been balance sheet and equity analysis, and equity and commodity markets. Read More

Board of Directors of AMC


Sandeep Tandon

CEO & Director

Sandeep is the founder & chief investment officer of the quant Group and has a vast experience of over 27 years in the capital markets. His journey in the money management business started in FY 1992-93 with GIC mutual fund (a JV partner with George Soros in India) where he was a trainee. He later joined IDBI Asset Management (now Principal Asset Management), where he was a founding member and was part of the core team that initialized the asset management business. He played a key role in devising, conceptualizing and marketing one of India’s most successful mutual fund schemes: IDBI I-NITS 95. Furthermore, Sandeep worked in pivotal positions at several reputed financial services firms including ICICI Securities (a JV partner with J P Morgan in India), Kotak Securities (a J V partner with Goldman Sachs in India) and REFCO (erstwhile global derivatives firm). He has also worked at the Economic Times Research Bureau (a research wing of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited). Read More

Kamal Kumar Basu


Kamal Basu has over 30 years of rich experience in Marketing and Brand Leading. His passion for brands and its consumers took him on a career journey traversing marquee advertising agency brands like Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy, and Saatchi & Saatchi. During his career, he managed brands across service categories (British Airways, American Express Cards), Pharmacy (Glaxo, Smithkline Beecham, Novartis, J&J) to Personal and Body Care (Hindustan Unilever, P&G) amongst others.He started his career with Rediffusion Y&R, after which hesubsequently moved to Ogilvy & Mather. He then became the youngest CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi for 11 years and led the agency into the top 10 agencies. Later, he worked as Head of Marketing with SKODA India and then as Head of Marketing & PR with Volkswagen India. He has also worked as Advisor – ecommerce and Brand Lead with Nissan Motor, India and as Head e-commerce & CRM with Petromin Automotive. Read More

Rickson Rodricks


Rickson is an M.B.B.S dropout turned Serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in varied sectors such as Internet business, Film productions, Hospitality, Currency and Commodity trading & Portfolio management services. He has been amongst the earliest Digital marketing trainers, SEO professionals & Growth hackers in India. Read More

Deep Shukla


For over a decade and half now, Deep has been engaged as consultant/retainer with significant number of Reputed Listed Companies, Foreign Companies and Private Companies. He is also associated with some of the entities in capacity of a Professional Director. Due to his various involvements as professional corporate law advisor, he has vast associations with various industry experts and professionals from wide range of disciplines like Solicitors, Advocates, Chartered Accountants and Cost Accountants. Deep is a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and a Graduate of Bachelor of Commerce and Law (specialized as professional Corporate Law Advisor). His clientele is diverse and ranges from Agrotech to IT and BFSI to Logistics & Travel. Read More

Fund Manager & Key Personnel


Milind Bafna

Money Manager

Milind comes with over two decades of multi-dimensional experience in corporate strategy and Equity Research, out of which he has spent over 13 years in Indian equities.He started his career with Reliance Industries, evolving from Plant Engineer to Design specialist, finally culminating in the Business and Strategy Division (Gas Business). Subsequently, he worked with MotilalOswal Financial Services as a Lead Analyst for Oil & Gas sector, authoring reports and presentations for clients. His previous assignment was with Aditya Birla Sunlife AMC as a Fund Manager, where he managed the pure value fund, tracked oil & gas, chemicals, agro, and utilities sectors. While at Birla, he was rated as the ninth best global fund manager in the list of “Below 40 age fund managers” category by CNBC - Citywire in 2016. His experience spans the organisation line function and equity research, a powerful combination towards the understanding of critical parameters of money management. Milind has a degree in Chemical Engineering, and is also a top rank-holder in MSBTE Diploma in Chemical Engineering. Hands-on research across different sectors is his forte. Spending leisure time in pastoral fields is what gives him pleasure. Read More

Ankit Pande, CFA

Money Manager: Focused on Valuation Analytics

Ankit has more than a decade of experience in Indian equities and is a top rated Money Manager in the Mutual fund Industry, after having started his career in core banking software with Infosys. As a technology analyst, he won the 2014 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analysts award for top ‘Industry Stock Picker’ in the Information Technology sector. He has worked with foreign institutional investors across APAC in a business development role and also ventured into seed stage fund raising activities in Hong Kong. Ankit is passionate about macroeconomic analysis and the Austrian business cycle theory, and loves challenging the status quo with critical thinking. Ankit holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Electronics & Telecommunications) from the University of Pune and completed his Master’s in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, being placed on the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance and inducted in to the global Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Honor Society as a lifetime member. Ankit received his CFA charter from the CFA Institute, USA, in 2015. Read More

Sanjeev Sharma

Money Manager: Focused on Debt Analytics

Sanjeev brings along a rich and diverse experience in the Capital Markets of over 15 years to his role of a Money Manager. He has obtained an M.Com, PG Diploma in Business Administration (Finance) and Certified Treasury Manager (Forex & Risk Management). He has been associated with various schemes of quant mutual fund since 2005. Sanjeev specializes in analysis of credit risk and is responsible for monitoring and assessing investment opportunities across asset classes. He has a deep understanding of macroeconomic policies and its impact on the credit markets. Over the years, Sanjeev has built formidable relationships with key treasurers in the industry. In his spare time, Sanjeev enjoys reading, listening to music and traveling. Read More

Vasav Sahgal, CFA

Money Manager: Focused on Valuation Analytics

Vasav is one of the youngest and most dynamic top rated Money Manager in the Mutual fund Industry. After clearing 3 levels of the CFA program, he started his journey with the quant Group as an investment analyst for equity as well as fixed income instruments. On a day to day basis, he is primarily responsible for equity asset allocation and credit research. Vasav is passionate about developing models using coding and has been deploying advanced data analytics in python for improved valuation analytics. Given his role, Vasav is the embodiment of our strategy – Adaptive Asset Allocation. In his spare time, Vasav enjoys drumming and reading financial literature extensively. Read More

CA. Varun Pattani

Money Manager: Focused on Valuation Analytics

Post qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Varun kick started his career in equity research in the midst of the Global crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic by working at a boutique Portfolio Management Services firm and later joined quant as an Investment Analyst in May 2021. Varun truly blends in with the qGR framework of dynamic money management by bringing in a mint fresh approach to investment management. At quant, he is responsible for building proprietary screeners and identifying investment opportunities by leveraging technology. He is highly passionate about financial markets and believes in a multi-dimensional approach to investing. For Varun, Analysis truly adds up! Read More

Dr. Chandrasekhar Chatterjee

Chief Risk Officer

Dr. Chandrasekhar is a PhD in theoretical physics. He has rich experience in the field of Quantitative Research and Risk Management. Currently in Quant he is in charge of risk management. He has published many research papers in international journals. He won KAKENHI(Japan, 2019) research grant and two prestigious international fellowships(JSPS and INFN). His last assignment was with Dolat Capital Market Pvt. Ltd., as a Quantitative Research Scientist where he built machine learning models on equity, futures & options, and different high frequency trading strategies. He was involved in training and guiding teams. Prior to that, he worked with Keio University and JSPS, Japan, as Project Assistant Professor and JSPS Fellow, on quantitative research on string theory, Astro Physics, Cosmology, condensed matter physics, and statistical physics. He has also worked with INFN and University of Pisa, as INFN Fellow, Italy on string theory research and mathematical physics. He was also a Research Associate with CHEP, IISC Bangalore. Read More

Anupam Saxena

Chief Business Officer – Retail

Anupam has prolific experience of more than 20 years in the Mutual Fund Industry. He completed his post graduate in Management from SIESCOMS, a Certificate program in Business Strategy from IIM Kozhikode and was part of Ruth Cohn Leadership Program at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Before joining quant, Anupam has worked at leading Mutual Fund houses including DSP Blackrock MF, LIC MF and Motilal Oswal MF. Given his vast experience and qualifications, Anupam handles various responsibilities of Sales, Business Development and Internal Training programs. Read More

Surendra. S. Yadav

Chief Business Officer-Wealth & Management Investors

Surendra has over two decades’ experience in Sales and Business Development. His last assignment was with Sundaram Asset Management where he was working as Senior Vice President and National Head Sales; responsible for managing sales and distributors across various segments including MFDs, National distributors, and Banks. Surendra has also worked with Strategic Capital Corporation Pvt. Ltd. and India Infoline Distribution Company Ltd. He holds a Commerce degree and is an MBA with specialization in Marketing. In his free time; he loves to practice yoga and is an avid marathoner. Read More

Harshal Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Harshal is one the youngest CFO’s in the Mutual fund Industry. He has been working in the area of Finance, Taxation and Accounts for nearly a decade. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA). Harshal joined the quant group as part of the Finance & Accounts team. Today, he leads the team for building processes relating to budgeting, accounts management and MIS. Harshal is a sports enthusiast and also likes to read. Read More

Shardul Gusain

Chief Investor Relation Officer

Shardul has been associated with the quant group since 2017. He has played a pivotal role in the customer service and investor relations department. Today, he is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our contact center operations and handling investor requests. In sum, Shardul ensures that your interaction with quant is seamless! Outside of the office, he enjoys playing football and squash. Read More
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