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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).
Ved Malla is Associate Director, Client Coverage at Asia Index Pvt. Ltd., responsible for client relationships in India and its neighboring countries. Ved’s objective is to expand business in the region. In addition, he is responsible for compliance and corporate secretarial work.
Ved has extensive 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), 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 an MBA 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.
Koel leads the regional commercial efforts and actively educates and advocates for passive investing. She explores new markets and works with market participants to offer suitable solutions.
Her previous experience in the asset management and financial industries add to her in-depth knowledge in that space. She contributed to the growing Indian asset management industry through her marketing and sales roles at IL&FS Mutual Fund and UTI Asset Management Company. At Thomson Reuters, she further extended her business development skills in the financial data industry.
Koel additionally heads up the business initiatives in India and serves as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Index Private Limited (a BSE and S&P DJI venture). She was recognized by AIWMI as one of the top 100 women in finance in India in 2019.
Koel is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.