Sameer joined ASK Capital Management in 2016 and took over as the CEO & MD in April 2021. He is responsible for spearheading and implementing the international growth strategy for the ASK’s product offerings. He serves as a Member of the Board for ASK Capital Management Pte Limited and ASK Real Estate Fund vehicles domiciled in Singapore.
Most recently, Sameer was the Head of Institutional Sales at Deutsche Asset Management for South East Asia. Prior to that, he has held senior leadership positions with some of the world's most reputed global asset managers including, Principal Global Investors, SG Asset Management and Lehman Brothers Asset Management. Sameer started his asset management career with Franklin Templeton Asset Management, Hong Kong in 1993 and is a frequent speaker at industry events across the region.
Sameer has Bachelor’s Degree in Advanced Accountancy & Economics from Pune University.
Nikhil joined ASK Capital Management in 2021 and is responsible for managing Institutional and Distribution relationships in the APAC region. He has over 20 years of work experience and has developed a strong network with institutions, family offices, and distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. Previously, Nikhil was responsible for institutional sales with Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd. in Singapore and Dubai. Nikhil started his career with UTI Investment Advisory Services, Mumbai in 2001.
Nikhil is a CFA Charter holder and has a Masters in Management Studies from the Mumbai University.
Usha joined ASK Capital Management in 2021 and heads the Compliance and Risk Management of the International Business for ASK Group. She has over 25 years of experience in compliance, risk and audit matters with a special focus on Singapore regulatory framework for asset management and securities dealing.
Most recently, Usha was Head of Compliance with Global Infrastructure Partners where her role included creating compliance framework/monitoring, policies and procedures, AML/KYC checks, risk assessment, gap analysis and remediation. Prior to that, Usha held compliance roles with Aquarius Investment Advisors, Kotak Mahindra, PNB Capital and Securities and Exchange Board of India.
Usha is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Singapore, Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Double Bachelor in General Laws and Commerce, Mumbai University.