Manoj has a strong track record in equity research in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors over the last 11 years working as a lead analyst at leading brokerage houses in India. Most recently, he was with Merrill Lynch, where he was highly rated by both external and internal clients, receiving the highest number of votes from clients who rated the performance of Merrill Lynch analysts between 2015 and 2017. He ranked #1/#2 in the All Asia Institutional Survey 2015/2016 in the Healthcare category.
He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry working with companies like Cipla and Ipca over a 10-year period. He graduated as a gold medallist from Nagpur University with an MBA in Finance.
Ayush is an Investment Director at White Oak Capital and focuses on Technology, Internet, and Consumer Discretionary sectors. Prior to joining White Oak in 2017, he was an Investment Analyst at Avendus Capital in Indian public equities. Before starting a career in Investment Management, he worked with Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in macro structuring and trading in Mumbai. He also had a summer stint with UBS Investment Bank in Singapore.
Ayush holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.