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Published on July 4, 2018 by Sudhir Arora

In the dynamic world of market research, new tools and technologies to conduct research are constantly being developed, as are new research methodologies.

Although paper surveys are still in use and remain relevant, programmers have come up with a host of new ideas and innovations to make the digital survey user experience a memorable and enriching one, and to yield higher quality standards of data collection. This is where tool agnosticism, i.e., skills required to work and produce results on any tool/platform, makes a compelling case.

Lack of tool agnosticism limits the number of ways research can be designed, reduces productivity and, more importantly, runs a risk of failing to leverage opportunities for valuable and accurate data collection and data presentation

These are prerequisites in our training and skill-development programs for our survey programming and data processing teams. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, we work on several assignments where our clients urgently need to migrate from one tool to another. Some popular assignments are as follows:

  • Re-designing old surveys: These require substantial changes from their original design formats, owing to the need for more detailed and accurate data collection. Re-designing such old surveys using existing platforms is nearly impossible more often than not

  • Migrating tracker studies: Studies that have been “live” for years often need to be migrated to newer survey platforms to reap benefits of new technologies such as more interactive, easy-to-navigate and appealing survey user interface etc.

  • Harmonizing and integrating platforms: Mergers and acquisitions usually force companies to do this, so they can have a unified research approach

We recently helped a global market research firm to migrate from Confirmit to Decipher.

The team initiated the core transition task that involved the following steps:

  • Questionnaire scripting feasibility – The client was given regular updates, including the challenges faced during scripting; alternative solutions were provided

  • Shell variables inclusion and exclusion – This was discussed and implemented as per client requirement

  • Survey layout feasibility – This was matched as close as possible to the original survey format

  • Delivered final data files in a format desirable to the client, i.e., Excel, SPSS and interactive dashboards

The transition was smooth and error-free, and the team did not lose even a minute part of the existing survey data. However, the project took somewhat longer expected, because the team had to run several test runs to ensure an error-free outcome. The client benefitted in three main areas:

  • Increased fieldwork efficiency by 20%

  • Improved data quality by 30%

  • Saved 20% of costs, due to less rework and accurate data collection

  • Vastly improved survey aesthetics, leading to increased (20%) survey participation

Given our global footprint and exposure, we have successfully migrated platforms for more than 10 clients in the past five years, and are currently working with multiple clients. Explore our services for Market Research firms.


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About the Author

Assistant Director, Presales

Sudhir Arora has over 12 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to Market Research Firms. He has in-depth expertise in quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies across industry sectors. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Sudhir is responsible for pre-sales activities including RFP/RFQ/RFI management, preparing cost estimates and liaising with clients for requirements, and sales support. Sudhir holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma in Civil Engineering and is a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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Assistant Director, Investment Research

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Analyst

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Analyst

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Senior Associate

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Anisha Shangari

Senior Associate, Compliance Ops

Anisha Shangari has 5 years of experience in compliance/anti-fraud, having previously worked for American Express. Her expertise spans across the risk and compliance sector, focusing on know your customer (KYC) and fraud management. At Moody’s she is responsible for KYC/AML support to Compliance Services. Anisha has done her Masters in Mathematics from University Of Delhi.

Vinod Kavali

Delivery Manager, Compliance Operations

Vinod Kavali has over 10+ years of experience in compliance, having worked for various firms including Dell and Goldman Sachs. His expertise spans across the risk and compliance sector, focusing on know your customer (KYC) and risk management. Vinod has done his graduation in Commerce from University of Madras.

Swati Gera

Senior Associate, CMPLNC_ANA

Swati Gera has 5 years of experience in Anti Money Laundering(AML) Analytics and Compliance reporting, having previously worked for Infosys. Her expertise spans across the risk and compliance sector, focusing on AML and know your customer (KYC). At Moody’s she is responsible for KYC/AML support to Compliance Services. Swati has done her engineering from Lingayas University, Faridabad.

Manjunath Pola

Delivery Manager, KYC

Manjunath Pola has over 10+ years of experience in compliance, having worked for various firms including Thomson Reuters and Deutsche Bank . His expertise spans across the risk and compliance sector, focusing on know your customer (KYC) and risk management. Manjunath has done his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Bangalore University

Raghavendran Vijendran

Assistant Director Quantitative Services

An MBA graduate with 14 years of experience in Index Operations, Data management, Client Servicing, and Portfolio Analytics. Has been with MA Knowledge Services for the past 9 years, supporting a global benchmark index provider in portfolio analytical and client service group engagements. Previously, worked with Fidelity and Reuters.

Mrutyunjay Panigrahi

Delivery Manager, Investment Banking

Mrutyunjay Panigrahi is part of the Investment Banking division at Moody’s, attached to the Energy & Natural Resources sector. He has spent more than 10 years at Moody’s and currently leads a team catering to a leading global investment bank. He holds an MBA in Finance from Utkal University.

Suren Weerasekera

Delivery Manager, Commercial Lending

Suren currently supervises an engagement for a leading Europe-based multinational banking and financial services corporation in covenant monitoring and credit rating process. Previously worked as an offshore analyst for a leading US-based multinational financial services firm and provided support in equity valuation, financial analysis, and financial modeling.

Suren holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting and Finance) from Massey University, New Zealand. He is also an ACCA UK member.

Ying Ye

Compliance and Consulting Analyst

Ying Ye is Compliance and Consulting Analyst, responsible for executing new pilots for the compliance business in our Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Beijing office. She has solid experience serving on the front line, cooperating with the global compliance team and contributing to several cross-border compliance projects. Prior to compliance, Ying supported clients in the consulting industry. Her work combines strong research and risk expertise with multi-language, analytical, and operational capabilities. Ying holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sun Yat-sen University, China, and a Master of Arts from King’s College London, UK.

Sujatha Shetty

Delivery Lead, Investment Banking

Sujatha Shetty has over 9 years of experience in the financial reporting, market risks, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) domains. Prior to Moody’s, she worked with J.P.Morgan and Deutsche Bank in the fund accounting and investment banking divisions, respectively. At Moody’s, she is Delivery Lead, responsible for providing support to a US-based mid-market investment banking client in M&A research and analysis. She has completed Level II of the CFA examination and holds a Bachelor of Business Management.

Deshitha Amarasinghe

Delivery Lead, Commercial Lending

Deshitha is a Delivery Lead at Moody’s Commercial Lending team in the Colombo office. He has over 3 years of experience at Moody’s. Earlier, he supported a sell-side investment bank by carrying out rating assessments, creating pitch books (involving issuer/sovereign analysis of credit profiles, among other factors), and performing other fixed income-related tasks. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from University of London, UK.

Jayraj Gohil

Delivery Lead, Compliance Operations

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Shenuk Alles

Senior Associate

Shenuk is part of Fund Marketing Services (FMS) at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, where he focuses on the implementation of various digital marketing strategies for clients. He has over 12 years of experience in digital marketing and publishing, content management, business analysis, and client services. Additionally, he has experience in the application and execution of W3C standards, web design and applications, and web accessibility guidelines. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he was Web Production Officer at a leading international bank. Shenuk holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Information Systems and Management) and a Certificate in Telecommunication.

Naveen Katakam

Delivery Manager, Fund Marketing Services

Naveen Katakam, CFA, has over 11 years of experience in commentary writing, RFP creation/writing, and regulatory/client reporting. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he supports fund marketing services for the asset management industry. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Bangalore University.

Divya Jain

Analyst, Fund Marketing Services

Divya Jain has extensive experience in the Consultant Database space and in RFP creation. At Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services, she supports fund marketing services for the asset management industry. She holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Glasgow and a Bachelor of Commerce from Jain University.

Tanya Raj

Assistant Director, Forensic Testing

Tanya heads Forensic Testing for Compliance practice. She has nearly 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Moody’s, she worked at Goldman Sachs as Vice President; GSAM Compliance as team manager - Bangalore, line compliance officer for the India businesses, and lead for forensic and marketing compliance initiatives. Tanya has also handled marketing strategy and communications at GSAM and market research at Thomson Financial. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing) from Bangalore University.

Sadeera Wijesuriya

Delivery Manager, Commercial Lending

Sadeera Wijesuriya is part of the Commercial Lending division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, and is attached to the Energy team. His current responsibilities involve assessing the creditworthiness of corporate clients, covenant monitoring, and performing risk raters. Prior to joining Moody’s, he was part of the Commercial Banking team for a multinational European Bank in Dubai, UAE. He holds over 10 years of onshore experience in managing corporate client portfolios. Sadeera holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Shashike Weerapura

Delivery Manager, Commercial Lending

Shashike Weerapura is part of the Commercial Lending division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, attached to the Energy team. His responsibilities involve writing credit reports, covenant monitoring, and performing risk raters.

He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from University of Derby.

He has over 10 years of work experience, handling portfolios with customers in various sectors, in the field of commercial lending both locally and internationally. This includes relationship management, loan structuring, credit evaluation, and risk management.

Devin Kandage

Analyst

Devin is part of the Quantitative Services team. He supports a benchmark index provider, conducting research on emerging market bond liquidity. He also contributes to Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services’ data science projects and is a python trainer. He has experience in the entire process of data analysis, from extraction, cleanup and organization, to analysis. He has a first class degree in Economics and Finance and is a Level II candidate in the CFA program.

Anupama Sharma

Delivery Manager, Corporate and Consulting

Anupama Sharma has over 8 years of experience in research and consulting domain. She has been associated with MA Knowledge Services since 2011 and has been actively assisting investing firms. In her current role, she has been providing analytical and research solutions to Private Equity clients. She has extensive experience across business environment and investment opportunity analysis. She also holds experience in market research and database creation. Anupama is an MBA from Bangalore University.

Harshwardhan Khandelwal

Assistant Director, Investment Research

Harshwardhan Khandelwal has over 10 years of work experience in investment research, with a focus on financial institutions, sovereigns and supranational entities. He currently supports a large European buy-side client. The process involves performing fundamental and technical analyses of issuers and discussions with the client’s rating committee. He is also actively involved in training, quality control of deliverables, and other client discussions. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Ankit Agarwal

Delivery Lead, Investment Research

Ankit Agarwal has over 5 years of experience in investment research with a focus on sovereigns and corporates. He currently supports a large European buy-side client. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration (Finance) and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance).

Vipul Gupta

Assistant Director, Commercial Lending

Vipul Gupta has over 10 years of experience in credit analysis, financial modelling, leveraged lending, industry coverage and onshore client-facing roles. At Moody’s, he leads a specialized leveraged lending credit analysis team covering diverse industries. Vipul holds a MBA from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and a Bachelor in Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana.

Nipun Mehra

Delivery Lead, Commercial Lending

Nipun Mehra has around six years of experience in the financial services sector, particularly in corporate banking, including experience in corporate credit analysis, market research, credit support and sanctions. At Moody’s, he is part of the Credit Analysis and Research team that has a specialized focus on large corporate leveraged lending customers. Nipun holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Lancaster University, UK.

Subha Herath

Delivery Manager, Investment Research

Subha Herath has over 12 years of work experience in strategy, corporate finance, risk management and investment research, with a focus on the financial, sovereign and real-estate sectors. She currently works with the Fixed Income team in Colombo and supports a large European buy-side client. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences and is an Associate Member of CIMA. She is also a CFA Level III candidate.

Harshwardhan Khandelwal

Assistant Director, Investment Research

Harshwardhan Khandelwal has over 10 years of work experience in investment research, with a focus on financial institutions, sovereigns and supranational entities. He currently supports a large European buy-side client. He is also actively involved in training, quality control of deliverables, and other client discussions. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Binayak Ransingh

Delivery Lead

Binayak Ransingh is an Energy & Utilities practice lead in Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Private Equity & Consulting vertical. He has over five years of experience in the power and utilities sector, helping clients with various consulting and business research projects involving market assessment & intelligence, competitive benchmarking, market entry & expansion strategy, technology impact analysis, and business model analysis. Binayak holds an MBA in Power Management and a bachelor’s degree in Power System Engineering.

Miriam Manrique

Director, Country Manager Costa Rica

Miriam has over 16 years of work experience transforming, growing, and leading near-shore specialized finance companies with high levels of client satisfaction and employee engagement; our Costa Rica center has been ranked as a Great Place to Work for nine years consecutively. She is ranked in the Top 100 Business Women in Latin America. A CFA charterholder, she holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Economics, a Certification in Strategy and Innovation, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Suresh Chavali

Delivery Lead, Compliance

Suresh Chavali has over 8 years of experience in compliance, having worked for various firms including Barclays and Deutsche Bank. His expertise spans across the risk and compliance sector, focusing on know your customer (KYC) and risk management. At Moody’s he is responsible for Pre-sales and Product Management support to Compliance Services. Suresh has done his engineering from JNTU Hyderabad.

Kartikeya Arora

Senior Associate, Investment Research

Kartikeya Arora has over 4 years of experience in research and advisory, financial modeling and report writing. During his two and a half year tenure at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Kartikeya has worked in both equity and credit domains, covering companies primarily located in North America and Asia. He is currently working with the Investment Research team tracking the Asian Insurance space.

Chhavi Sharma

Delivery Lead, Business Research

Chhavi Sharma has over 7 years of experience in the research and consulting industry. As part of MAKS Corporate and Consulting practice, she is currently working of ad-hoc projects for clients across the globe. Chhavi’s expertise is in secondary research, and she is experienced in preparing company and industry focused reports, newsletters, competitor analysis, country profiling, data gathering, press searches, and other related tasks. She holds a BBA from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and an MBA in Human Resources and Marketing from the Amity Business School.

Shivam Dua

Delivery Manager

Shivam Dua joined MAKS in 2009 and is a part of the firm’s Private Equity and Consulting Vertical. His current role involves managing multiple PE and fund-of-funds clients. Shivam has extensive experience across a broad range of private equity and hedge fund services, including fundraising pitchbook, investment due diligence, investment memorandums, fund cash flow modeling, portfolio monitoring and fund revaluation models. Shivam has cleared all three levels of Chartered Financial Analyst exam conducted by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (USA). He also holds Master in Science (Finance) from ICFAI University and has done his Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.

Harsha Krishnakumar

Delivery Manager,Fund Marketing Services

Harsha Krishnakumar has over 7 years of experience in RFP creation/writing and personal coaching. In his current role at Moody’s Analytics, he provides support in business development and content strategy for fund marketing services. Prior to this, he was part of the Sales Enablement team at JPMorgan. He holds a Master of Business Administration from ICFAI Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology.

Lakshmi Krishna

Delivery Manager, Fund Marketing Services

Lakshmi Krishna has over 6 years of experience in commentary writing, RFP creation/writing, and client reporting. In her current role at Moody’s Analytics, she provides support in fund marketing services for the asset management industry. She holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Engineering (Information Science and Technology) from Visvesvaraya Technological University.

Supratik Shankar

Assistant Director, Investment Research, CFA

Supratik Shankar is a CFA charterholder with over nine years of experience in equity research, covering the industrials sector. He currently works in the Investment Research division of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and supports buy-side clients with research assignments. He is experienced in performing investment thesis validation, spotting secular plays, conducting ESG research, writing thematic reports, and creating financial models.

Supratik holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance from SDM Institute for Management Development, India, and a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical) from West Bengal University of Technology, India.

Nivesh Shankar

Delivery Manager, Fund Marketing Services

Nivesh is a Finance and Economics postgraduate with over 7 years of total work experience. He has experience in the capital markets domain, with exposure to investment banking, commentary writing, performance reporting, client reporting, and preparing RFPs/DDQs for mutual funds and ETFs. Nivesh is currently Delivery Manager at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, preparing, maintaining, and updating fund marketing material and client reports, such as factsheets, presentations, and brochures. Prior to this, he was Analyst at an investment banking firm, where he was responsible for equity/sector research and company valuations.

Rangana Hettiarachchi

Senior Associate, Digital Marketing

Rangana Hettiarachchi is a Senior Associate at Moody's Digital Marketing function with over four years of experience in corporate reporting and content management. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as Manager, Content Development, at Smart Media (PVT) Ltd. In this role, he had worked with local and international clients on corporate communications strategy development. Rangana holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Megha Wadhwa

Associate, Compliance

Megha Wadhwa has over 4 years of experience in investment compliance. In her current role she is working as an Associate with Moody’s Analytics supporting Coding & Post Trade Monitoring functions and has previously worked with JP Morgan Chase. She holds MBA degree from IBS Hyderabad and B.Tech from Rajasthan Technical University.

Nachiketa Trivedi

Senior Associate

Nachiketa Trivedi is a senior RFP writer at Moody’s with over six years of experience in asset management and information technology. Nachiketa, who joined Moody’s in June 2017, has worked across various asset classes. Prior to joining Moody’s, he was with Invesco Asset Management where coordinated and completed RFIs/RFPs/DDQs for institutional and retail clients based in Asia (ex-Japan, ex-Australia). Prior to that, Nachiketa worked for Infosys in its banking platform Finacle as an Associate Consultant responsible for presales and business development activities. Nachiketa holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Technology (Civil Engineering).

Richa Gambhir

Senior Associate, Corporates and Consulting

Richa Gambhir has over 5 years of experience in the research and consulting industry. As part of MAKS’ Corporate and Consulting practice, she is currently handling a media monitoring project for a US-based hedge fund. Richa’s expertise is in secondary research, and she is experienced in preparing company- and industry focused-reports, event updates, newsletters, and other related tasks. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University and a Master’s degree in Business Economics.

Shivani Dogra

Assistant Director, Corporate and Consulting

Shivani works in the Corporate Strategy & Research practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She has more than 10 years of experience working on assignments related to strategy formulation, market feasibility, market expansion (buy/build options), business transformation, process/efficiency improvement and related areas. Her recommendations are used by client’s senior management team to prioritize their products and deploy resources accordingly.

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services works across corporate divisions and helps them manage change, capitalize on opportunities, improve operational efficiency, optimize costs, and increase agility and responsiveness in today’s ever-changing global business environment.

Neha Sharma

Senior Associate, Corporate and Consulting

Neha Sharma has over 6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in life sciences and healthcare consulting, sales and marketing. She has successfully led and executed a variety of client projects covering competitive intelligence, situation analysis, mapping patient journeys and business development. She has also played an active role in front-end client engagements.

Neha holds an MBA in International Business Marketing and a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Deepti Kapoor

Senior Associate

Deepti Kapoor is a member of the Consulting and Corporate practice with experience in the research and consulting industry. She has supported private equity funds, financial institutions and stock exchanges on a range of assignments and engagements across sectors.

Deepti’s expertise is in secondary research projects involving comparative performance analysis, data collection, and benchmarking. She holds a Bachelors of Technology.

Aditya Singh

Senior Associate, Consulting and Corporate

Aditya Singh works with the Consulting and Corporate business where he has been engaged in multiple projects related to equity research, sector specific analysis and stock reports. His expertise includes financial and business research along with secondary research.

Prior to Moody’s, he has worked at a KPO, where his role included providing qualitative research to investment banking clients, analysis of fixed income securities, and other secondary research projects. Aditya holds a Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA) and an MBA in Finance from University of Lucknow.

Rahul Kajla

Delivery Manager, Corporate and Consulting Practice

Rahul Kajla has over 8 years of experience in the research and consulting industry. He currently works in the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and supports business management consulting clients in their research assignments. He is experienced in preparing company and industry focused reports, competitor analysis and benchmarking. Rahul holds B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University and Masters in Finance from ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad.

Mayur Bhakre

Senior Associate, Corporate and Consulting

Mayur Bhakre has over 3 years of experience in Business and Strategy research. As a team member of the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services he supports clients in the FinTech sector. His focus areas include company and industry analysis, competitor profiling, market studies of strategic interests. Prior to Joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services he was associated with Deloitte (USI). Mayur holds an MBA from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and a Bachelor’s in life sciences from Jiwaji University, Gwalior.

Rohit Makker

Senior Associate, Investment Banking

Rohit Makker has over 5 years of experience in consulting and research. He currently provides Food and Agriculture research and analysis support to a leading European Bank.

Prior to joining Moody’s, he was associated with Netscribes where he worked on market sizing, customer satisfaction and industry analysis on consumer goods, food and agriculture sector.

He holds an MBA - Marketing from ITM Mumbai and Bachelors in Business Administration from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya, Indore.

Sonali Pahwa

Delivery Lead, Corporate and Consulting

Sonali Pahwa has over four years of experience in business research and analysis in the private equity/venture capital funds practice. She joined Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services in 2014 and is currently a part of one of its largest private equity engagements. Her key focus areas include company screening, industry study, macroeconomic analysis, competitor profiling, product benchmarking and portfolio monitoring. She holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Sanyam Bhatia

Delivery Manager, Investment Banking

Sanyam Bhatia has over 9 years of work experience in Investment Banking, encompassing a number of sectors including Aviation, Industrials, and TMT. His area of expertise includes financial modeling, industry research, and client engagement. Sanyam holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from ICFAI Business School (IBS), Dehradun, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Sudhir Arora

Assistant Director, Presales

Sudhir Arora has over 12 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to Market Research Firms. He has in-depth expertise in quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies across industry sectors. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Sudhir is responsible for pre-sales activities including RFP/RFQ/RFI management, preparing cost estimates and liaising with clients for requirements, and sales support. Sudhir holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma in Civil Engineering and is a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Nuha Hameed

Associate, Commercial Lending

Nuha Hameed is an Associate in the Commercial Lending business at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She is experienced in earning updates, monitoring covenants, and performing risk raters. Nuha is a Passed Finalist from the Chartered Institute of Management (UK) and is a CFA (USA) Level 1 Candidate.

Kumail Jillisger

Associate Director, Head of Financial Crimes Compliance

Kumail Jillisger is Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, serving KYC operations, transaction monitoring and AML analytics. He has over 24 years of experience in leading teams supporting diverse back-office operations (including over a decade in KYC/AML operations), anchoring process controls and enhancements and system implementations. He has led large projects and teams across multiple work streams and global locations.

Niranjana Mathur

Senior Associate, Quantitative Services

Niranjana has over 4 years work experience, supporting financial services across different product lines. She is currently a part of the Quantitative Services team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she was an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. She holds a master’s degree in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.

Gayathri Bodhidasa

Delivery Manager, Fund Marketing Services

Gayathri Bodhidasa works as an RFP writer in the Fund Marketing Services (FMS) team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She has over 4 years of experience in asset management, RFP/ RFI compilation, and due diligence, focused on mutual funds. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she worked as a Finance Associate in a leading global conglomerate. Gayathri is an Associate member of CIMA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Psychology.

Aasaf Samoo

Senior Associate, FMS

Aasaf Samoo works in the Fund Marketing Services (FMS) division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, where he provides client support in maintaining consultant databases and writing RFPs. He has over 3 years of experience in Consultant Databases and RFPs. Previously, he was an MIS Analyst at a leading local bank. Aasaf holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business.

Geo Thomas John

Delivery Manager, Investment Research

Geo Thomas John has close to 10 years of experience in equity research and has covered multiple sectors including Oil & Gas and Technology. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked at Goldman Sachs in the Equity Research division.

He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication from University of Kerala.

Irisha Boruah

Delivery Manager, Corporates and Consulting

Irisha Boruah has over 7 years of experience in consulting and research. At MAKS’ as a part of the Business Research, Consulting and Content practice; She supports multiple clients across industries in areas such as media monitoring, content creation, validation, index and market research. Previously, she worked with Dion Global Solutions, supporting clients on business and equity research. Irisha holds B.Com (Hons.) from Calcutta University and Masters in Business from Bangalore University.

Pratap Singh

Associate Director, Private Equity

Pratap Singh leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital practices at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, responsible for managing and developing client relationships and overseeing multiple accounts. He has extensive experience in managing direct investments, primary fund investments, FoFs and complex secondary transactions. Over the last 11 years, he has been involved in more than 5,000 PE direct and FoFs deals.

Sameera Singh

Delivery Lead, Corporates & Consulting

Sameera Singh is life sciences practice lead within the corporates and consulting vertical at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She has over seven years of work experience in life-sciences consulting, business research, and marketing. She has hands-on experience in strategic projects, such as therapeutic area assessment, competitive intelligence, disease insights, and brand management. Sameera is an MBA (Pharmaceutical Management) gold medalist and holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Alok Aswal

Delivery Manager, Survey Programming

Alok Aswal has 12 years of experience in survey programming using multiple programming tools like Dimensions, Qualtrics, and Decipher. He is also experienced in web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. He is skilled in strategic planning, new business start-ups, market-plan execution, budgeting/finance, customer service, staff training, supervision and mentoring. He has been at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 12 years, now responsible for conceptualizing specific client needs and framing solutions to assist in business development efforts. Alok holds a master’s degree in Computer Applications and a bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Nikunj Shinghal

Senior Associate, Quantitative Services

Nikunj is a part of the Strategy and Benchmark Index team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. The team manages calculation, rebalancing, and various other activities related to strategy and benchmark indices. Prior to joining, he worked at Northern Trust as an analyst. Nikunj has over 4 years of total work experience. He is a FRM charterholder and CFA level II candidate. He also holds PGDM in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Chinmay Pednekar

Delivery Lead, Corporates and Consulting

Chinmay Pednekar has over 5 years of experience in providing advisory and research services for PE/VC funds across Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Healthcare verticals and in particular FinTech. He has extensive experience in working on a variety of projects covering the entire life cycle of a PE/VC fund, including fund raising, industry deep dives, target mapping, due diligence and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Moody’s Chinmay worked with Genesis Capital Advisors, a boutique M&A advisory firm. He holds a Bachelors in Financial and Investment Analysis from University of Delhi.

Ayman Nuhuman

Delivery Lead, Quantitative Services

Ayman Nuhuman is a CIMA (UK) Passed Finalist. He has also completed Level I of the CFA program. Ayman has supported the Investment Research vertical at MA Knowledge Services for the past 8 years.

Aditya Jaiswal

Analyst, Quantitative Services

Aditya Jaiswal has over 3 years of experience in equity research. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked at William O’Neil India and Stewart and Mackertich, a front-end wealth management firm. He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, where he studied finance.

Sana Ansari

Senior Associate, Corporates and Consulting

Sana Ansari has over 6 years of experience in the research and consulting industry. As part of MAKS’ Corporate and Consulting practice, she is currently handling a media monitoring project for a US-based hedge fund. Sana’s expertise is in secondary research, and she is experienced in preparing company- and industry focused-reports, event updates, newsletters, and other related tasks. She holds a BA in Computer Applications from the Jamia Millia Islamia University and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from the Jamia Hamdard University.

Vaibhav Methi

Assistant Director, Strategic & Consulting Research

Vaibhav Methi has 14 years of experience in the financial services sector with exposure into corporate strategy, research, advisory, financial planning & analysis and corporate development. He has handled multiple client engagements across the spectrum from bulge bracket investment banks to PE giants ranging from valuations to industry research. He has deep expertise in account management, team management and new project initiation. Recently, Vaibhav was assisting the CEO on corporate strategy and operational development projects. Prior to joining MAKS, he worked with Oracle Corp in their corporate finance division.

Manish Gupta

Delivery Lead, Compliance_Ops

Manish has over 8 years of experience in investment management industry and specializes in investment management compliance. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he is responsible for successful migration, implementation, ongoing maintenance of global clients’ investment guidelines which includes guideline interpretation, rules coding, testing compliance rules, list update and post trade monitoring. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Manish worked at AXA, Infostep India and a prominent chartered accountant’s firm. He holds an MBA in Finance and International Business form Kohinoor Business School.

Yojak Khanse

Assistant Director. Fund Marketing Services

Yojak manages RFP teams within Fund Marketing Services (FMS) at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for meeting client expectations on deliverables, introducing process improvements, and team coaching/mentoring. Prior to his current role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he served in similar capacities at top custody and asset management firms such as J.P. Morgan. Yojak has over 8 years of experience in business development and strategy related roles. He holds an MBA, with dual specialization in Finance and Strategy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Anandita Ray

Delivery Manager, Corporate and Consulting Practice

Anandita Ray has over 7 years of experience in the research and consulting industry. She currently works in the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and supports clients in the payments and remittance industry with assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion, and competitor analysis and benchmarking. Anandita holds B.Com (Hons.) from Calcutta University and Masters in Finance from Amity University.

Chetali Varshney

Associate, Corporate and Consulting Practice

Chetali Varshney has over 3 years of experience in strategic research and consulting role, covering various sectors including technology, oil and gas, heavy machinery, and automotive. She holds an MBA degree from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and is a mechanical engineer from Maharishi Dayanand University.

Vipul Gupta

Assistant Director, Commercial Lending

Vipul Gupta has over 10 years of experience in credit analysis, financial modelling, leveraged lending, industry coverage and onshore client-facing roles. At Moody’s, he leads a specialized leveraged lending credit analysis team covering diverse industries. Vipul holds a MBA from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and a Bachelor in Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana.

Dipender Thapa

Assistant Director, Commercial Lending

Dipender Thapa has 12 years of experience in investment research and commercial lending. In his 8+ years at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MA Knowledge Services), he has managed several credit research and commercial lending teams. He is an expert in the financial institutions group (FIG) sector – covering banks, insurance companies, funds, and sovereigns – and has conducted analyst training sessions at MA Knowledge Services’ Bangalore and Colombo delivery centers.

He has set up two new commercial lending accounts in the past three years. He currently oversees a commercial lending analyst team supporting one of the largest investment banks in Europe in managing its FIG loan portfolio.

Somsukla Biswas

Senior Associate, Corporate and Consulting Practice

Somsukla has over 4 years of experience across various corporate and financial sectors, with special focus on Insurance. As a part of the Business Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS); She currently provides insurance research and analysis support to a global management consulting firm in multiple areas including model building, financial analysis, trend analysis, competitive benchmarking, market entry strategies and product segmentation studies. Prior to this, Somsukla performed financial analysis and opportunity identification for multiple companies across industry sectors. She is a post graduate in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Atul Gupta

Delivery Manager, Corporate & Consulting

Atul works in the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has 10 years of experience in the oil & gas sector and executed projects involving oil & gas industry research, corporate finance strategy, market entry & growth strategy, and M&A transactions. He worked and lead research and consulting projects supporting clients on developing results-driven strategies, including oil, gas & LNG market assessment, retail fuels market analysis, fiscal regime & policy recommendations, M&A support, opportunity identification & evaluation, oil & gas valuations, performance & best practices benchmarking, etc. across various geographies.

Prior to MAKS, he was associated with Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Advisory team and worked on corporate strategy engagements involving M&A support and strategic & general corporate finance advice.

Nitin Sonawane

Delivery Lead, Compliance Ops

Nitin Sonawane is an Investment Guidelines Professional with over 10 years of experience in Coding, Monitoring, Reporting, and Testing in Compliance Systems. He is adept at logical coding and monitoring of investment guidelines in Sentinel and SimCorp for Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Fund and Fixed Income. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he works for leading global financial services clients for implementing Investment Guidelines on Sentinel System replacing various in-house legacy systems. Previously Nitin worked for AXA Business Services and served AXA Rosenberg, AXA Investment Managers Paris on various projects for implementing Guidelines Management Systems. He holds an MBA in Finance from University of Pune.

Rahul Thakur

Assistant Director

Rahul has over 10 years of experience in business research and analysis within private equity practice. He joined Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services in 2007 and currently oversees one of the largest private equity engagements within the company. His key focus areas include account management, client relationship and providing oversight to the teams’ day-to-day deliverables. He has an extensive experience of working on a variety of assignments covering the entire life cycle of a private equity investment including industry deep-dives, trend analysis, portfolio monitoring and similar assignments for clients.

Ambadas Yemul

Delivery Manager – Investment Compliance

Ambadas has over 8 years of experience in guideline monitoring. His expertise includes guideline interpretation, rules coding, list update & post trade monitoring with a good knowledge of UCITS, 1940 Acts & ERISA regulations. Ambadas holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Shivaji University.

Zahoor Bhat

Delivery Lead, Investment Research

Zahoor Bhat has over six years of experience in equity research, covering the technology, banking, telecom and cement sectors. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he supports a private equity and asset management team in the GCC with over USD2.5bn worth of assets under management. He covers different asset classes (fixed income, equities, REITs) and has developed different investment strategies to help the client earn the highest return on investment. He previously supported a sell-side client, covering Saudi Arabia’s banking, telecom and cement sectors.

He holds a B.E. (Computers) from Jammu University and an MBA (Finance) from ICFAI Business School, Pune.

Archana Kanojia

Delivery Lead, Corporate and Consulting Practice

Archana Kanojia started her career with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services in 2010. She currently assists client business development teams with proposal content, requests for proposal/requests for information, due diligence questionnaires, lead generation and consultant databases. Previously, she set up fund databases for funds of funds, analyzing private equity (PE) firms and their funds from an investment standpoint, and extended investment support to PE firms through industry studies, information memoranda and similar activities.

Archana holds a Post Graduate in Business Management with a specialization in Finance and Marketing from New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (with honors) from Delhi University.

Wayomi Hemantha

Delivery Lead, Commercial Lending

Wayomi is part of the Commercial Lending team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Her responsibilities involve writing credit reports, monitoring covenants, and performing risk raters.

She holds a BBA degree from University of Colombo. Wayomi is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. She has completed all three levels of the CFA examination from CFA Institute, USA and is currently pursuing a MBA from the University of West London, UK.

Zohair Haiderally

Associate Director

Zohair heads Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Forensic Analysis business, and is responsible for product innovation in the area of quality of earnings, corporate governance, and financial health checks. He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance.

Shenuk Alles

Associate, Fund Marketing Services

Shenuk is part of Fund Marketing Services (FMS) at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, where he focuses on the implementation of varied digital marketing strategies for clients.

He has over 11 years of experience in digital marketing and publishing, content management, business analysis, and client services. Additionally, he has experience in the application and execution of W3C standards, web design and applications, and web accessibility guidelines. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he was a Web Production Officer at a leading international bank.

Shenuk holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Information Systems and Management) and a Certificate in Telecommunication.

Mohit Mittal

Associate Director, Investment Research

Mohit Mittal has 10 years of experience in research and advisory, financial modeling, business planning, team management and training. During his eight-year tenure at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (MAKS), Mohit has handled various positions of responsibility and leadership, including managing the Investment Research business for MAKS China. He contributes to the company’s automation initiative – Business Excellence and Automation Tools – and currently manages several client delivery teams, in addition to setting up new teams/projects.

Hitesh Acharya

Assistant Director, Commercial Lending

Hitesh has over 12 years of experience in working with leading global organizations in the banking and commercial lending domains. His expertise spans a broad range of analyses, including credit appraisal, leveraged lending, stressed assets, industry reports, cash flow modelling, and client pitch presentations. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he has led sector and product-specialist pilot teams in Commercial Lending, focusing on diverse sectors such as real estate, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, transport and logistics, and business services.

Hitesh holds a Masters in Management Studies from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, University of Mumbai, and a B.Com from University of Mumbai.

Maulin Thaker

Assistant Director, Commercial Lending

Maulin has over 12 years of experience across Equity research, Commercial Lending and Corporate finance/consulting. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he is involved in Pre-sales efforts and special client projects along with thought leadership and marketing initiatives for the commercial lending vertical.

Prior to joining Moody’s, Maulin was with an institutional equities team at New York based Brown Brothers Harriman for over 6 years, mainly providing US thematic-strategy research to global buy-side clients. He holds an MBA-Finance from Pace University – New York (USA) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant from India.

Harshwardhan Khandelwal

Delivery Manager, Investment Research

Harshwardhan Khandelwal has close to 10 years of work experience in investment research, with a focus on financial institutions, sovereigns and supranational entities. He currently supports a large European buy-side client, providing opinion-based credit research (initiation and maintenance) and issuer rating recommendations by performing fundamental and technical analyses of issuers, and analyzing the capital requirements and structure of banks.

Prior to this, he supported the co-branded bottom-up research alongside onshore fixed income strategists for a major European investment bank’s private banking division. He is also actively involved in training, quality control of deliverables, and client discussions. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Rajan Kumar

Delivery Manager, Investment Banking

Rajan Kumar is responsible for working on end-to-end Equity Capital Markets (ECM) projects, quality reviews, and client interaction. His responsibilities also include executing a wide range of ECM analysis covering support during deal origination and execution stages.

Prior to joining Moody’s, Rajan worked with the Investment Banking team at HSBC and JP Morgan Services. He holds am MBA (Finance) from BITS Pilani and an Electrical Engineering degree from Bhagalpur College of Engineering.

Avishek Suman

Associate Director

Avishek Suman manages the Investment Research business in Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Beijing. He has close to 15 years of work experience in research, including 10 years in Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Prior to assuming this responsibility in Beijing, Avishek served as Delivery Manager for a team supporting the private banking arm of a large bank. He has managed multiple buy-side and sell-side clients in the past.

Ayoma Peiris

Assistant Director Commercial Lending

Ayoma is part of the Commercial Lending team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She has over 10 years of experience, prominently in equity and credit research. She previously worked in the Projects and Transition team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she worked as Trader in a local investment bank. Ayoma holds an MBA and is a Fellow Member of ACCA (UK) and an Associate Member of CIMA (UK).

Ramesh Tunga

Assistant Director, Quantitative Services

Ramesh heads Data Management services at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, responsible for driving projects on data collection, cleansing, maintenance, analytics and visualization to help asset managers and banks form informed business insights. He has rich experience across different asset classes and multiple service lines, including operations, market research, data analytics, and financial services.

Subhrojyoti Mandal

Associate Director - Commercial Lending

Subhro has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over six years. He has 12+ years of extensive experience in credit analysis in the commercial lending, counterparty and credit research space. Subhro manages transition of new clients encompassing the credit analysis function. He has extensive work experience in banking products, process and systems across the lending value chain for global corporate and commercial banks. He holds a Master of Commerce degree from Calcutta University.

Nuwan Jayawardana

Senior Vice President Investment Research

Nuwan is currently in charge of fixed income research delivery at our Colombo office. He is involved in capacity creation, driving revenue growth, profit optimization, and providing overall delivery leadership to the fixed income delivery platform in Sri Lanka. As a Senior Vice President and a member of the Colombo office’s senior management committee, he contributes to the planning and implementation of location-specific strategies and policies. Previously, at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he managed multiple teams, supporting buy- and sell-side clients in the credit and equity domains.

He supported a global investment bank by providing fixed income and credit research covering a portfolio of companies in the telecom and media sectors across key emerging and developed markets, and served the real estate finance team of a leading global investment bank, contributing extensively to modeling, valuation, and investment note writing. Nuwan is a CFA Charterholder and a CIMA Passed Finalist.

Priya Vaidyanathan

Associate Director, Investment Research

Priya has over 17 years of experience in equity research and financial auditing. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she currently manages client relationship and delivery for leading private banks. She has been with the company for over 14 years and has led teams in sell-side and buy-side engagements. She previously worked at Ocwen Financial Services and as an auditor at Deloitte. Priya is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University.

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Jia Guo

Associate, Credit Research

Jia Guo focuses on credit research delivery that helps investors better understand, estimate and benchmark the fundamental credit risk of China-listed companies at the firm’s Beijing office. He has 7 years’ experience in credit and auditing. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Jia worked at China Business Credit & Guarantee Company and KPMG China.

Jia Guo holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours) from Napier University in the UK.

Eric Swecker

Director - Retail & CPG Analytics, North America

Eric leads the firm’s Retail & CPG Analytics sales organization in North America. He offers 20 years of progressive experience providing leading Retailers and CPG organizations with technology solutions to drive efficiency and productivity.

Prior to his current role, Eric has served in a sales management and business development capacity for leading technology firms; including GE Capital, IBM, Siemens AG, and 3M. He currently lives and works in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Eric earned his bachelor degree from Tufts University with a double major in Economics and Spanish.

Dr. Paul Chen

Director – Credit Risk Analytics, US

Paul has nearly 20 years of experience spanning roles across risk analytics, consulting and general management. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as a SVP and Client Initiative Leader at a boutique Risk Consulting firm. In one his previous roles he lead Barclay’s Western Europe Retail Credit Risk Analytics team and was based in London. Prior to that he worked with banks such as Citi and Chase Manhattan. He has also had a short stint in Shanghai where he lead the local office of Opera Solutions (a management consulting firm).

Rajesh Singla

Senior AVP, PE and Strategic Research

Rajesh is a senior member of the Private Equity and Strategic Research practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and leads strategic projects across funds and portfolio companies of PE clients.

He has over nine years of experience across sectors such as aviation, transport and logistics, consumer goods, and health and fitness; and focuses on target due diligence, industry analysis, opportunity assessment, and portfolio growth strategy.

Vikas Arora

Senior Vice President, Private Equity and Consulting

Vikas has over 14 years of experience in strategy, research and corporate treasury. He joined MA Knowledge Services in 2006 and oversees one of the largest private equity engagements in Gurgaon. He has played a key role in setting up and scaling this engagement since inception. His key focus areas include account management, client relationship and expansion within the PE firm and their portfolio companies. Prior to joining MA Knowledge Services, Vikas worked with Genpact / GE where he led a team in treasury department. He holds an account technician certificate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Vikas graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He is six sigma certified from GE.

Gaurav Rulhan

Senior AVP, Investment Research

Gaurav is part of the Investment Research / Credit Research team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for managing an investment research team for a leading asset management company.

He has nearly 10 years of experience in investment research, conducting research for asset managers/private equity firms across all stages of an investment lifecycle. In his previous stint at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he led a team serving distressed opportunity funds of a private equity firm and a team for a bulge bracket investment bank.

Gaurav is a CFA Level III candidate and holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance).

Vimal Tripathi

Senior Vice President, Fund Marketing Services

Vimal is a fund marketing professional with over 11 years of experience in capital markets and the fund marketing industry. He is experienced in project transition, setting up and managing core functional teams supporting preparation of investor reports, marketing materials, RFPs/RFIs, consultant databases, website content management, and MIS reporting. He has worked with several asset managers at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to streamline their processes, helping them implement industry best practices and deploy high-performing teams to achieve process efficiencies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Abhishek Singh

Senior Associate Vice President, Index Quants

Abhishek is part of Index Quants team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He leads the team responsible for publication of strategy indices and contributes to projects related to index quants. He has over nine years of experience in Index operations, Risk Management, Equity Research and Investment Banking with more than 6 years of experience in Index operations. Abhishek holds an MBA in finance and B.Tech in Computer Science.

Priya Chakkingal

Senior Vice President, Index and ETF Services

Priya has over 14 years of work experience, of which twelve years were in developing and maintaining fixed income benchmarks and multi-product indices across asset classes for various clients. She has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 7 years and is responsible for managing clients in the index and ETF space. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Priya has worked with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Clearing Corporation of India. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Master and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Mumbai.

Adam Grant

Vice President, Risk Management Services

Adam Grant is a VP in the Risk Management Services team, focusing on Business Development for the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Russia. Previously, he worked as a Lead Consultant at Eames Consulting Group and Huxley Banking and Financial Services, focusing on the Risk and Quantitative Analytics markets.

Ambarish Srivastava

Delivery Manager, Private Equity & Consulting

Ambarish Srivastava is a delivery manager within Private Equity practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, and has about 13 years of experience in business research, analysis and consulting. He focuses on leading deep-dive strategic projects, due-diligence support, issue-focused trend analysis and similar assignments for our PE clients. His previous experience includes tenure with startups, Big Four and consulting organizations, where he focused on industry studies, price forecasting, company analysis, macro-economic studies, and other strategic engagements.

Rohit Agarwal

PE and Strategic Research

Rohit has around 10 years of experience across asset management and private equity (PE). His current role involves providing support to alternative asset management teams on salesforce and e-front maintenance, financial reporting, and investment due diligence. Rohit has extensive experience across a broad range of analyses, including financial reporting, industry reports, due diligence memorandum, fund cash flow modeling, track record creation, fund revaluation models, client pitch presentations, quarterly market overview reports, and newsletters.

Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Rohit has worked with Kotak Asset Management Company based in Delhi. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), Gurgaon.

Priyanka Jain

AVP, Corporate and Consulting Practice

Priyanka has nearly 10 years of experience in research and consulting, and has supported clients across sectors such as CPG, Retail, IT, and Supply Chain. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she is part of the corporate and consulting practice with focus on retail and consumer goods, where she assists clients to improve their key processes and identify new avenues for growth.

Priyanka holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from University of Delhi and a Diploma in French from Alliance Française.

Vikash Kumar

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Technology Solutions

Vikash heads product management for the BEAT (Business Excellence and Acceleration Tools) platform. He has over 15 years of experience including corporate banking and retail banking, with expertise in commercial banking (entire commercial lending life cycle), banking processes and operations, digital banking, domain consulting & business analysis, product conceptualization and management, and strategic alliances. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Vikash worked as a Principal Consultant & Banking Practice Lead at Mindtree Ltd. He also worked in various roles for HSBC, YES Bank and ICICI Bank. Vikash holds Master of Business Administration from IRMA, Anand & B.Tech. from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad.

Karan Sehgal

Senior AVP, Private Equity Research

Karan is part of the Private Equity team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and is responsible for providing research and business development support to clients.

He has over 9 years of experience in account management and solutions selling in the KPO space, and has worked in different capacities in the pre-sales, sales, and operations functions over the course of his career. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Karan worked with Dun & Bradstreet as Account Manager and with another KPO in their Marketing and Sales Operations team.

Karan holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, and has recently completed a postgraduate program in Business Analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Prashant Gupta

Assistant Director, Private Equity

Prashant Gupta has 13 years of experience in Investment Research domain. In his 8+ years at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he has managed several investment research projects. Currently, he is a part of Strategic Research & Consulting practice and supports consulting clients in their research assignments. Prashant holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics). He is also a CFA charterholder.

Arquib Ismail

Delivery Lead, Fund Marketing Services

Arquib is part of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Fund Marketing Services (FMS) division. Within the FMS team, he focuses on digital marketing implementation for clients.

He has over 3 years of experience in both digital marketing and business analysis. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he was Marketing Executive and Business Analyst with a global provider of human resource solutions.

Arquib holds a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems and Business Management) and a Professional Graduate Diploma in IT.

Damian Burleigh

Managing Director and Global Head of Sales and Marketing

Damian leads the sales and marketing organization at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development and is responsible for developing the sales pipeline, achieving sales targets, and building and expanding senior client relationships. Prior to his role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Damian was Senior Director of EMEA and Africa Sales. He managed a team covering key European markets, including the UK, Germany, and Italy. Prior to joining Moody’s, Damian was Managing Director – EMEA Sales, Marketing and Client Services for Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ. Earlier, he was Managing Director of S&P’s Investment Services group.

Sarath Gollanapalli

Senior Vice President

Sarath is responsible for identifying challenges and creating solutions that drive operational efficiencies, optimize costs, and build robust risk management systems for banking clients. He also works closely with the Business Development team and service line owners to drive a market-led strategy and marketing innovation at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Sarath has over 13 years of experience in financial services and investment research.

Prior to his current role, he was involved in product management, pre-sales, and delivery. In the past, he has worked with OPI Global (now EXL) and Deloitte Consulting. Sarath holds an MBA from Cardiff University (UK) and is an Associate Company Secretary (ACS).

Manoj Fernando

Vice President

Manoj currently provides technical leadership across software development engagements. In addition, he provides solutions and architecture support to clients, trains and mentors employees, and sets up standards and best practices. He has over 15 years of experience in delivering enterprise scale system integrations and introducing IT strategy transformation initiatives for global clients across multiple domains.

Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as Director at WSO2 Pvt. Ltd., leading a number of client-facing assignments, architectural reviews, and product presentations. Manoj holds a bachelor’s degree in Science (Information Systems).

Sailaja Devireddy

Senior Vice President, Quantitative Services and Fund Marketing Services

Sailaja currently manages operations of the Fund Marketing Services (FMS) division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She is actively involved in scoping, white boarding, hiring, transition, executing pilot projects and setting up teams for new projects and clients.

Prior to her current role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she managed the operations of a 20 member team working for a Top 5 Global Asset and Wealth manager. She has over 12 years of experience in capital markets covering equity research, fund marketing, operations and credit assessment. Sailaja is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Shikha Singh

Vice President, Head of Editorial Services

Shikha has been working with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over 4 years. She works as an equity research editor and also provides training support on regulatory- and content-related issues to editorial teams. Before Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Shikha worked with Goldman Sachs (5 years) as a Supervisory Analyst and editor. She helped set up and manage their 8-member Bangalore editorial team. Before Goldman Sachs, Shikha worked with JPMorgan as an equity research editor. Shikha has also worked as an editor with Crisil Research (an S&P company) for 2 years. Shikha has a post graduate degree in finance.

Ramesh Punugu

Director, Investment Research

Ramesh has over 20 years of experience in global capital markets – research and investment banking.Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Ramesh worked with the offshore research and analytics units of Crisil and iGate, managing sell-side research and investment banking teams for global clients. He started his career as an investment banker at Ind Global Financial Trust (currently part of Ernst & Young’s corporate finance practice in India), advising companies on M&A and capital raising. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Technology.

Rajul Sood

Senior Director - Commercial Lending

Rajul has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over a decade. She has extensive experience in investment banking analytics and commercial lending research services. Rajul heads the commercial lending practice and leads teams managing end-to-end activities across the lending value chain for global corporate and commercial banks. Apart from banks, the teams she oversees also have in-depth experience in working across different lending products, processes and systems for Fortune 100 companies, SMEs and real-estate businesses. She holds a Master of Finance and Control, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University.

Dinesh Saboo

Vice President

Dinesh has 7 years’ experience in investment research focusing on fixed income research and currently covers CEEMEA fixed income markets. He is actively involved in identifying strategic investment opportunities in the fixed income domain. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Dinesh has worked with leading investment banks including HSBC and UBS.

Dinesh holds a PGDBM in Finance and Investment Banking from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta.

Ashish Juneja

Deputy Senior Associate, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services

Ashish works with the CRM and Marketing Analytics team and is engaged in articulating specific client needs, framing the approach and managing the final analytics deliverables through tools such as SPSS, SAS, WebTrends, Test and Target. He has over three years of experience in Marketing and Web Analytics with a focus on building digital engagements and helping protect clients’ online footprints. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he was working with a global strategic and management consulting group, delivering analytical insights for the client’s products.

Adarsh Gupta

Senior Vice President

At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Adarsh leads the fixed income research practice for buy-side clients. He has over 9 years of experience in managing teams, clients and setting up and managing efficient research delivery processes across multiple strategies and geographies. Previously, he worked with a leading audit firm, where he was responsible for internal and tax audits.

Adarsh is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University.

Jacob Mario

Vice President

Jacob heads the Business and Research Content team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over seven years of experience in setting-up and managing efficient and well-organized outsourced delivery processes for global financial and corporate clients. Based out of Our Gurgaon office, Jacob overseas research engagements across delivery centres and domains, including business research, company and sector profiling, financial media and editorial support. He previously worked with a KPO, where his responsibilities included managing market and business research engagements out of the India and Chile offices.

Jacob holds a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional (received from the British Standards Institution).

Rohan Fernando

Vice President, Quantitative Research

Rohan helps Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Colombo identify technologies and involve in-system designing and implementation. He has over 9 years of experience in software development covering multiple domains with a special passion towards the capital markets domain. Previously, Rohan worked at Virtusa Pvt Ltd. and James Finlays.

Rohan holds a Master of Science in Enterprise Application Development from Sheffield Hallam University, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology from Middlesex University and is pursuing a PhD in Information Technology at Management and Science University, Malaysia.

Miriam Manrique

Director, Country Head – Costa Rica

Miriam is Country Head at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Costa Rica. She has over 11 years of experience in finance; management consulting; strategy and economic and sell-side research. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Miriam worked at Banco Del Caribe in Venezuela leading the strategy and economic research department. She has also consulted on strategy, economics and finance in Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador.

Miriam is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from INCAE and a Bachelor of Economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela.

Karthik Vijayapalan

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Karthik manages Analytics business development and engagements at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He works with senior management executives of leading financial services and Fortune 500 companies, in providing end-to-end Analytics solutions that combine industry domain and technology expertise across data aggregation, econometric modeling, visualization, dashboard design and reporting. Karthik has over 12 years of experience providing analytics, technology and outsourcing solutions in the financial services sector.

Karthik has completed doctoral coursework in finance and econometric modelling from Michigan State University, holds an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Chanakya Dissanayake

Country Head/ Director, Sri Lanka

Chanakya is currently responsible for all aspects of research delivery and client relationship management for engagements serviced out of the Colombo delivery centre. Chanakya also leads strategic initiatives at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, working very closely with the Senior Leadership team in seeking, evaluating, and overseeing the implementation of new ideas. He has also supervised sell-side equity sector coverage teams, credit research teams, and buy-side/hedge fund teams.

Chanakya has sector coverage experience in Financial Institutions and Telecommunications. He is a CFA charter holder, an Associate Member of CIMA (UK), and a Fellow Member of ACCA (UK).

Paul Alapat

Senior MD, Quantitative Services and Fund Marketing Services

 

Paul manages the Quantitative Services division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 22 years of capital markets’ experience in both research and trading. Previously, Paul was Chief Economist Asia (ex-Japan) at Nomura, Regional Financial Economist at Lehman Brothers, and a visiting Professor of Finance at IIM, Bangalore.

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Rahul Narsian

Vice President, Investment Compliance

Rahul is the delivery manager for Investment Compliance division within the Compliance Services business unit. He is responsible for expanding and stabilizing the investment compliance team and enhancing client experience. He has 10 years of experience in asset management compliance. He has previously worked with firms such as AXA, Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan Asset Management. Rahul holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and a Master of Commerce from the Gujarat University, India.

Suraj Atreya

Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications

I run solutions marketing for banking, research and lending business lines. I enable the marketing of technology and automation driven initiatives to supplement the services based model.

My work provides me an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and disruption impacting the financial services industry. I am excited about the application of emerging technology areas such as AI, ML, robotics and automation programs to fundamentally transform business models and inspire innovation across the ecosystem.

Puneet Prakash

Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance Services

Puneet is the product head of the firm’s Compliance Services business unit. He is responsible for strategizing and creating optimal solutions for the firm’s Compliance clientele, globally. He has over 14 years of experience in financial services and knowledge offshoring. He has previously worked with firms such as TCS and WNS.

Puneet holds an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, India.

Santosh Kumar

Manager, Data Processing

Santosh has around 12 years of experience in data cleaning, tabulation, and visualization. He has provided data support to marketing research agencies, helping them prepare key insights for business processes.

He has successfully delivered projects around diary data, pharmaceutical data, and product/concept test. He has been at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 11 years, where he is responsible for conceptualizing specific client needs and framing solutions to assist in business development efforts. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked at Annik, where he delivered tabulation projects.

Santosh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi and Diploma in Computers from DOEACC.

Yugal Kishore Yadav

Practice Lead - Private Equity and Venture Capital

Yugal is part of the Private Equity and Venture Capital team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for setting up, managing, and overseeing multiple accounts. Yugal is a fiction geek and enjoys following the technology startup ecosystem. He has nearly 7 years of experience in providing advisory and research services for PE / VC funds and corporates across the technology, financial services, infrastructure, and healthcare verticals.

Rahul Jain

Vice President

Rahul co-manages a large private equity team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and leads strategic projects across funds and portfolio companies of the client. He has over eight years of experience, and focuses on target due diligence, industry analysis, opportunity assessment and portfolio growth strategy. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as a management consultant with Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). He has over two years of consulting experience, working with clients across geographies and in multiple domains including telecom, technology, infrastructure and consumer products. His consulting engagements included commercial due diligence, long-range strategy, profitability turnaround and business process transformation.

Rahul holds an MBA in Finance from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Abhijit Sahay

Vice President

Abhijit manages the pre-sales function at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and is the acting bridge for the sales engagement team in Asset Management (Alternatives), Investment Banking, Business Research, and Analytics. He has over nine years of experience; previously, he managed the Alternative Asset Management accounts of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for a suite of service offerings across Investment Due Diligence, Business Development, Portfolio Monitoring, and Client Reporting. As part of the operations team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked with some of the top global Private Equity Fund of Funds and Fund of Hedge Funds. Prior to working with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as a Senior Analyst with D.E. Shaw India, where he conducted due diligence for D.E. Shaw’s successful investments in DLF, and Amar Ujala (a leading national daily). He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, and an M.B.A from I.C.F.A.I Business School, Hyderabad

Pratap Narayan Singh

Vice President, PE and Strategic research

Pratap leads the private equity and hedge fund of funds practices. He has over 10 years of experience in investment banking, advisory alternative asset management including private equity fund of funds verticals. He is responsible for managing and developing client relationships and overseeing multiple accounts.

Pratap has extensive experience in alternative asset products, covering business development, investment due diligence, portfolio monitoring, co-investment valuation, revaluation, client reporting, database management processes.

Upendra Singh

Associate Vice President

Upendra is an expert in the energy sector within the corporate and strategic research practice. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he is responsible for project management and execution of projects in the power and oil and gas domains. He has over 8 years of experience in consulting and analytics. His previous stints include working in an energy sector market research firm and with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Upendra holds a Master of Business Administration in Power Management.

Karthik Seetharaman

Delivery Manager, Corporate and Consulting

Karthik Seetharaman is a member of the firm’s Corporate Strategy, Research & Aviation practice. He oversees multiple client engagements in the strategy space and is the practice lead for the Aviation practice. Karthik has more than 10 years of experience across diverse fields such as research, consulting, and aviation.

Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked in a leading aviation consulting firm, where he largely served as a consultant for global airlines and airports and managed business relationships. He has a Master’s degree in Internal Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University.

Ananya Ghosh

Assistant Director, Corporate and Consulting

Ananya is part of the firm’s Corporate Strategy, Research, and Content practice. She oversees multiple client engagements, including those within the domains of media monitoring, content creation, validation, and research. Ananya has over 8 years of experience in research and outsourcing management in diverse fields, such as strategy, business, equity, and credit research.

Prior to her role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she worked at a KPO, where her responsibilities largely included supporting investment banks and managing clients and other research engagements. Ananya is a CFA charter holder (USA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics).

Abhishek Joshi

Senior Vice President, Data Analytics

Abhishek has around 12 years of analytics experience, working for clients across EMEA, APAC and Americas providing them consumer and operations analytics solutions. He has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 5 years, and is responsible for managing client projects - articulating specific client needs, ideating and framing analytics solutions, and managing the delivery team.

Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Abhishek has worked with GE, Accenture and Dunnhumby in various analytical roles. He holds a post-graduate degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Mayank Dibya

AVP, Data Analytics

Mayank has around 6 years of experience in analytics and consulting. He has supported clients across Banking, Retail, Consulting, and Marketing Research and provided analytical insights to improve their key business processes. He has successfully delivered projects around predictive modeling using advanced statistical and machine learning techniques. He has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 2 years and is responsible for delivering projects, conceptualizing specific client needs, ideating, and framing analytics solutions to assist in business development efforts

Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Mayank worked at TCS and Sutherland Global Services delivering analytics projects. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Bhavna Mehta

Associate Vice President

At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Bhavna is our life sciences and healthcare expert within the corporate and strategic research practice. She is responsible for project management and execution activities for the pharmaceutical and life sciences domain. She has over nine years of experience across consulting, analytics and marketing roles. Her previous stints include a boutique life sciences consulting firm, and also large Indian and global pharmaceutical companies.

Bhavna holds a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

Prabaldeep Paul

Associate Director, Strategy Research and Consulting

Prabaldeep Paul leads the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 11 years of experience working on assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion (buy/build options), benchmarking, business transformation, process improvement and related areas.

He works closely with management, strategy, corporate development, competitive intelligence, innovation, procurement, and client teams across multiple industries, with focus on logistics and procurement, CPG and retail, hi-tech and digital services, private equity, and industrial goods.

Ritobrata Roy

Delivery Manager, Strategy Research and Consulting

Ritobrata works in the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 10 years of experience across the Corporate and Development sectors. He currently leads engagements related to go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion strategy, procurement research, competitive intelligence and benchmarking for clients across multiple industries, such as, technology, FMCG, transportation and real estate. He has also worked extensively in the financial inclusion domain and has provided rating, research and consulting services to multilateral development banks/ agencies, financial institutions, and donors.

Maulik Nagpal

Senior Vice President

Ankit Soni

Assistant Director, IB

Ankit Soni has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Investment Banking (IB) vertical for over three years. He is responsible for engagement management and business development activities for investment banking clients and has been involved in transitioning and building up IB teams for clients based in the US and Europe.

Previously, Ankit was based in London, where we worked with CDC as a part of their Asia Funds team. Prior to that, he worked in Nomura’s investment banking division. He has completed his MSc in Management from Imperial College Business School, London, and his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India.

Ankit Mehrotra

Associate Director, Investment Banking

Ankit has over 13 years of experience in Consulting and Research. At Moody’s, he has led sector and product-specialist pilot teams in Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance, Syndicated Loans - Capital Markets, Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A Coverage. With McKinsey and Ernst & Young, he has worked on client engagements related to market entry strategy and competitive positioning.

Ankit holds an MBA with a dual specialization in Finance and Marketing from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and earned his B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University.

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