DR. VIKAS V. GUPTA
CEO & Chief investment Strategist
Vikas founded OmniScience Capital to provide a scientific approach to equity investments in Global & Indian stock markets. The application of 100+yrs of investment research to investment management over multiple market cycles led him to the insight that over the long term “Chasing Alpha leads to Risks and Chasing Safety leads to Alpha”. This insight is the crux of Scientific Investing.
At an earlier multi asset class firm, with a vision of operating in the global markets, he incubated the global listed equity vertical by obtaining investment management licenses from SEC (USA), SEBI (India), FSC (Mauritius) and applying for UCITS CSSF (Lux) with a view to distribute across US, EU, UK, Middle East and East Asia. The firm won international awards and rankings, including the #1 long bias equity manager for 2014 across 11000+ hedge funds by Preqin.
He led discussions with NYSE, NASDAQ, FTSE & Thomson Reuters etc. to offer jointly developed products (Indexes, ETFs, UCITS) with asset managers such as Blackrock (iShares), Invesco PowerShares , Janus Capital, VelocityShares) among others.
He holds a B.Tech (IIT Bombay), MS & Doctorate (Columbia University, New York). He has also served as a Scientist & Professor at University of California and IIT Kharagpur respectively.
Vikas is regularly quoted & interviewed and invited to contribute in global, US & Indian publications, such as, Seeking Alpha, Moneycontrol , Mint, Economic Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, TheStreet, Gulf News, CNBC, ET Now, Channel News Asia & others.