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Asheesh is the CEO and Founder of Kristal.AI, a global digital private wealth platform for comprehensive wealth management solutions for sophisticated high net worth and first time investors. He oversees all company operations and spearheads strategy and product development, as well as client acquisition and company growth. Asheesh also personally oversees the Kristal Founders Fund - a high performance hedge fund strategy that manages money for Kristal.AI founders and key clients.
Asheesh has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry and established Kristal.AI in 2016 to bring personalised wealth management to the mass affluent class. With Kristal.AI, he aims to cater for a segment that has traditionally been overlooked by banks.
Prior to founding Kristal.AI, Asheesh managed investment portfolios at KrisCapital, a Singapore-based global macro hedge fund that he co-founded to invest across multiple asset classes. He led decisions on asset allocations and developed both systematic and algorithmic trading strategies to optimise sharpe ratios and minimise drawdowns.
Asheesh started his career in finance with a position in Citibank India, where he worked in FX and fixed income structuring in the Sales and Structuring, Global Markets team. He then joined BNP Paribas as its Vice President, where he oversaw institutional sales and structuring. Following hat, he entered JPMorgan Chase in Singapore and became the Head of FX/Rates/Credit Solutions for South and South East Asia. Nearly six years later, he took on the role of Head of FICC Sales to Private Banks, where he delivered fixed income and currency solutions to private banks and boutique asset wealth managers for JPMorgan Chase.
A ‘quasi-techie’ at heart, Asheesh is also fluent in Python programming and has completed a course in machine learning. He was recognised as a HKSI Outstanding Achiever by the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and holds a NISM-Series-X-B: Investment Adviser (Level 2) Certificate.
Asheesh graduated from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore with an MBA in Finance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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