The Team


R. Sankarasubramanian

Chief Executive Officer
Shankar began his investment career over 20 years ago and has held senior positions with prominent organisations in India and the UAE, and more recently in Singapore. Throughout his career, Shankar has focused on providing investment solutions to High Net Worth Individuals. As a result, Shankar has experience in providing complete financial planning across the spectrum of investments. Most recently, Shankar has held the position as Managing Director for Falcon Investment Advisory FZE and has been responsible for managing assets in excess of $200m. In December 2012, FIA has been approved as Registered Fund Management Company by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.


 Lakshmi Narasimhan G

Chief Investment Officer
Lakshman has over 20 years experience in investment and financial management. On the investment management side he has expertise in equity research, securities valuation and portfolio management. Lakshman also brings experience and focus on risk management, systems and standards, compliance and auditing and portfolio structuring for clients. Lakshman’s ability to marry portfolio management skill along with his attention to business risk has resulted in a track record of leading strategic initiatives to deliver performance to clients whilst minimizing risk. Since 2005, Lakshman held the position of Deputy General Manager for Transgulf Investment Holding Co SAOG based in Oman.

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 Bobby Jayaraman

Investment Director
Bobby is a passionate investor with more than 10 years of experience investing successfully in a variety of markets. He used to run an equity and REIT focused family office portfolio which handily outperformed the benchmarks. Prior to managing money full time, Bobby was a financial markets banker with Standard Chartered Bank and a management consultant with Mckinsey & Company and A.T. Kearney. Bobby has been widely published on investment topics in the Singapore media and is the author of the bestselling book “Building Wealth Through REITs” which has also been translated into Chinese.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran

Macroeconomic Advisor
Born in 1963, Anantha-Nageswaran completed his under-graduate education in Madurai (Tamil Nadu, India). He graduated with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the internationally reputed Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1985. He obtained a doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 for his work on the empirical behaviour of exchange rates. Between 1994 and 2004, he worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS) and Credit Suisse in Switzerland and in Singapore. In July 2006, he joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Singapore as the Head of Research for Asia. In March 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer for the bank. Since July 2011, he is associated with the bank as an advisor on Asian economies. He is also a consultant-economist (Senior Economist) with Asianomics, an independent macro-economic research institution set up by Dr. Jim Walker, former Chief Economist of CLSA. Dr. Van’s work is regularly published on a number of economic forums.