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Member Spotlight: Kavitha Ramachandran

Monday, June 8, 2020  
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We post our Member Spotlight each month to recognize exemplary members of the CalALTs community. This month's Member Spotlight is Kavitha Ramchandran from Maitland Group. You can read the full interview with Kavitha below. Are you interested in being our next member spotlight or know a colleague who may be a good fit? Click here to submit your spotlight!

 

Current Endeavors and Background

 

Where are you from originally? Where do you reside now?

I am originally from Chennai, a city in South India. I'm now based in Luxembourg in Europe.

 

What is your current role and focus relative to alternative investments? 

I am responsible for Maitland’s business & product development and client management initiatives for Europe. Maitland is a global advisory, administration and family office firm providing seamless legal, fiduciary, investment, third party management company and fund administration services to private, corporate and institutional clients across multiple jurisdictions,

 

As a firm, Maitland has always been focused on alternative investments and since the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager’s Directive (AIFMD) has continued to develop expertise in these asset classes. We are one of the early movers in Luxembourg in establishing ourselves as an AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager) which has now extended to a pan European offering.w

 

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about delivering top quality service and finding innovative solutions.


What do you find most rewarding about your career?

Working for an entrepreneurial firm like Maitland has helped me embrace new opportunities and experiences -- and at the same time, be more risk aware.


CalALTs Leadership

 

When did you join CalALTs and how did you get actively involved?

 

I joined in March 2020 having been introduced to CalALTs by one of our business partners. I am delighted to be contributing to a white paper and working with a great team of professionals to help deliver this.

 

What do you value most about CalALTs?

 I believe CalALTs plays a pivotal role in supporting the alternative investments industry through its valuable contributions. In my view, the extensive networking opportunities, providing thought leadership and industry intelligence are key aspects.


Advice for Young Professionals 

 

What advice do you have for young people getting started in the biz?

Learning is life-long and to look at every opportunity that comes their way as a learning experience.

 

Fun Fact to Share 

 

What else are you passionate about personally?

 

I am an avid cricketer and enjoy running. I am a keen supporter of Think Pink Luxembourg, an organization which helps women & men suffering from cancer and their families and supports cancer research. Back in my hometown, I help support a school which provides education for children from the lower economic group. Music is a passion which kindles my creative spirit and I host a weekly show on local Luxembourg radio showcasing Indian classical, folk and fusion music.


Interested in a member spotlight or think another member may be a good fit? Submit your spotlight here.

 


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