Vik is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Venus Capital Management, Inc, Boston, MA, USA. Vik has been actively investing in Asia since 1989 and founded Venus in 1994 for investing in India. Venus focusses on low risk, alpha generating strategies from India. Venus recently started an NBFC in India, funded by US pension plans and sovereign fund. Venus and its strategic partners have offices in Boston, London and Delhi.
Vik regularly speaks at several conferences on emerging markets including the Absolute Return Symposium in New York, Annual Institutional Investment Conference in San Francisco, Annual Mar-Hedge European Conference in Geneva, Terrapin in Hong Kong and GAIM USA conference in Boca Raton. Vik has garnered numerous awards, including the 2004 and 2005 Asia-Hedge Fund of the Year Award, the 2007 HFM Week US award, the 2011 Hedge-week US and Europe award for Best Relative Value Fund, the 2011 HFM week best Macro fund under US$1bn award, the Hedgepo EM Fund of 2014 award, and the 2015 HFM Best Emerging Markets Fund award. Vik regularly appears on CNBC and Bloomberg as a guest speaker with expertise on global macro and India.
Prior to founding Venus, Vik worked at UBS. Vik has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Mehrotra is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (OPM program). He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (www.tie.org), Boston chapter, and the President of TiE, London and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (www.ypo.org), New England chapter.
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