Hey Interview bay,
First of all i would like to thank you for evaluating my profile,
Now about few queries that you have asked me regarding my profile:
Q : "I dont know the scale, strategy, target sector and regional focus for the firm you want to start."
A : a) Our business will be on a regional scale in first few years and then move on to national , we are group of 6 people with each of them having worked in
b) We have been working on the strategy for past one and half year and we are almost at the completion of a fund that targets average annual returns of
approximately 15-26% and volatility of approximately 10-16%. we plan to launch ourselves with this fund and have been working on several others as well
c) Although we will work mainly on telecoms, banking and real estate, currency and bouquet of products ranging from stocks, bonds, ETFs (exchange-traded
funds), commodities, etc, which further adds to diversification in clients’ portfolio and we also plan to expand ourselves to equity,infrastructure, hedge fund,
private equity and also to work out few alternative assets in future.
d) The regional focus would be mainly India.(Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai).
Q: "However, your profile lacks leadership experiences. Most of your roles seem to be individual centric."
A: I didn't mention it in the profile but as a Senior Business Development Associate/Section Lead at the MNC's asset management firm, I handled research team
of 17 employees with 10 being freshers and 4 of them having an experience of 1-2 years and 3 of them having experience of 2-3 years [i.e) more than mine].
Q: "International experience is another aspect not clear from your profile."
A: After working for 6 months as a business analyst i was sent to work at company's Tokyo office for 4 months where i worked in a 12 member team which dealt with banking sector and on my return i was promoted as Business Development Associate and was involved in diversifying the portfolio and lead a team of 4 employees, after working for 10 months i was promoted as Sr. Associate and was asked to relocate to company's office at London and worked there for 13 months after which i was asked to come back to India and was given the duty of handling a team of an extremely talented and hard working people which i successfully did for 9 months.
and regarding rec's : i can get one from Sr.VP of the MNC to whom i reported and a university prof. who was on the board of the entrepreneurship cell and the
the CEO of the start-up that i worked for during my bachelors (that start-up has done reasonably well and is still operating with the current
value over (USD 65M after recent funding), i now hold 5.5% stake in the company which i plan to dissolve and invest in the firm that i am
planning to start post MBA