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Ved Malla is Associate Director, Product Management at S&P BSE Indices, responsible for managing Equity and Strategy Indices in India and its neighboring countries. Ved’s objective is to expand business in the region through identifying local market trends and ensuring new products and services are aligned to the market’s needs. In addition, he is responsible for compliance and corporate secretarial work.
Ved has over 11 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining S&P BSE Indices, Ved worked with the two leading Indian stock exchanges (NSE and BSE) for about 10 years, playing an integral role in the growth of their index and market data productions. Previously, Ved was associated with Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund, where he was part of the compliance department.
Ved has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. Ved also received his Company Secretary certificate from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Akash Jain is part of the Global Research & Design group at S&P Dow Jones Indices, which is responsible for conceptualizing and developing new investable index-based products across different asset classes. He represents S&P Dow Jones Indices at media engagements, conferences, and other client events.
Akash is an integral part of Asia Index Private Limited, which is a partnership between S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE Limited (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange).
Akash joined S&P Dow Jones Indices in 2016. He has been in the financial markets for more than six years, including at Deutsche, Credit Suisse, and Edelweiss, with experience in both the buy side and the sell side. He has worked extensively in researching, back-testing, and trading portfolios across different asset classes.
Akash attained his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Saïd Business School (University of Oxford).
Mahavir is responsible for product management for equities and strategy indices in India and its neighboring countries. His objective is to expand the business in the region through identifying local market trends and ensuring new products and services are aligned to meet the needs of the local market.
Mahavir has around 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining S&P BSE Indices, Mahavir worked at BSE Limited (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.) where he got an opportunity to work on variety of indies including thematic, strategy, and volatility. Before BSE, he worked with CRISIL and was on the deputation to IISL Ltd (then JV between CRISIL and NSE Ltd) where he gained experience in Index operations.
He is a CFA Charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute. Mahavir has a Master’s of Commerce from Pune University.