Ashish Shanker

Managing Director & CEO

Motilal Oswal Private Wealth


Ashish Shanker's responsibilities encompass estate planning, Products & Research, Financial Strategy, and Client Experience. In this capacity, he holds responsibility for research and investment strategies across several asset classes in the firm’s unit focusing on private wealth management. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, he also has played a significant role in four start-up teams. In a career spanning over 15 years Ashish Shanker’s areas of expertise include market research, financial products, strategy and funds management.

A business management graduate of the University of Bangalore in India, he began his capital markets career as a Research Executive for a leading regional brokerage firm. Subsequently he worked in the asset management industry for over six years in Franklin Templeton Investments and HSBC Asset Management in various capacities. Subsequently Ashish has spent the last 7 years in advisory, research and product roles across private wealth management platforms including as head of investment advisory at Standard Chartered Private Bank and Senior Director at Sarasin Alpen, India. He has won several accolades during his stint at these organisations.

Outside of his professional duties, Ashish Shankar enjoys playing table tennis and snooker, listening to music, and delving into history. He has represented Maharashtra and Bangalore university in table tennis at the highest level in the country and won several championships.

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Motilal Oswal’s Wealth Management Head on Building for India’s Prosperous Future Ashish Shanker is Managing Director & CEO of Motilal Oswal Private Wealth (MOPW), one of the core business segments boasting a remarkable AUM figure of 52000 Crore, equivalent to roughly USD7.3 billion. MOPW is a core business within the Motilal Oswal Group, a multi-faceted financial services compan....

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The Quest for Talent in India’s High Growth Wealth Management Market A team of wealth management leaders gathered at the Hubbis India Wealth Management Forum to analyse the skills that firms will need to boost their proposition in the years ahead, especially as the private wealth market in India expands rapidly and is becoming ever more sophisticated..