Rajesh Cheruvu is the Chief Investment Officer at Validus Wealth, India. He is a stalwart in the financial services industry, he has an in-depth understanding of the ecosystem and possesses nearly two decades worth of experience. Rajesh is spearheading research at Validus Wealth, where he will be responsible for presenting the firm’s macro market views to clients as well as views on sectors. He will also devise investment strategies for the major asset classes. His futuristic outlook and a client focused approach aids understanding of newer asset themes that would be key in charting investment strategies. His strengths include portfolio management, investment management, derivatives and equities. Prior to joining Validus Wealth, Rajesh had a brief stint with Aditya Birla Capital as Head of Research & Advisory. In 2010 Rajesh joined as the CIO at Coutts (Private Banking division of RBS Bank) where he was the Head of Research. Earlier, Rajesh served as the Head of Equity Advisory at HSBC Private Banking and Head of Research and Portfolio Management with Axis Bank. Before shifting to Mumbai, he was with Kotak Mahindra Bank (erstwhile ING Vysya Bank) for more than six years as a Senior Research Analyst. He is a graduate of the GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam with a Master’s in Economics and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Central University.