Atul Singh is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Validus Wealth, India. At Validus Wealth, he is building the next generation wealth advisory firm, that holistically addresses financial needs of Indian investors. Atul is a veteran in the wealth management industry. After a long career of running private banking businesses for Merrill Lynch and Julius Baer, in 2017, he decided to capitalise his expertise into incubating a new wealth firm in India, with a vision of turning it into a recognised center of excellence in wealth management space. With client centricity at the core, Atul has been successfully aggregating a team of investment professionals from international & Indian wealth firms, that will change the landscape of how investment will be done in India, across UHNI, HNI and affluent segments. For over two decades, Atul has built and run private banking businesses across several key markets including USA, Asia and India. Prior to Validus Wealth, Atul was the Managing Director and CEO of Julius Baer India, one of the largest private banking business in India. He led the acquisition of this business from Merrill Lynch to Julius Baer, along with 150 employees and $6.5 Bn of AUM. Before this carve-out, at Merrill Lynch, Atul was the MD of private banking business where he built a strong on-shore India platform. He also played a significant role in introducing Indian investors to investment opportunities globally. Before moving to India, Atul was based in Singapore where he held various leadership positions within the Asia Wealth Management business of Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in July 2006, Atul was a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton in New York, where he advised large financial services clients on driving growth and productivity. At Booz Allen, he authored several thought pieces of dynamics of wealth management and wholesale banking businesses. Atul holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore with a Director’s Medal and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, with a Presidential Gold Medal.
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