CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Ashees is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Blue Elephant Capital Management with 17 years of industry experience. At Blue Elephant Ashees has oversight responsibility for portfolio investments and portfolio risk management. He also focuses on the legal, operational, structuring, and esoteric risk components of the investment pipeline.
Ashees is a financial executive with more than a decade of experience managing portfolios and trading of complex financial securities including structured products, hybrids and derivatives. Prior to Blue Elephant, he served as the Executive Director of Nomura Securities in New York in charge of underwriting and trading agency callable and rates structured notes. His responsibilities included developing innovative risk management methodologies and building out electronic trading capabilities. Prior to joining Nomura Securities, Ashees served as Vice President at Barclay's Capital in both New York and London trading derivatives-based securities. He has been granted two patents for developing novel financial debt products. He began his career as Consultant in Financial Services with Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Ashees earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University in 2005 where he was recognized a Park Fellow. He has received Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.