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ASK Group ropes in Deepak Rattan from Barclays as private wealth advisory unit COO

Investment and wealth management firm ASK Group has appointed Deepak Rattan as chief operating officer (COO) of private wealth advisory and Leena Wakankar as head of human resources, the company said on Monday.

Prior to joining the ASK Group, Rattan was associated in senior leadership roles with Barclays Wealth & Investment Management and was a board member at Barclays Securities. He was also associated with ABN AMRO and Tata Finance in the past.

Leena Wakankar will be responsible for human resource management and strategy. Prior to this, she was with ICICI Venture. In the past she was also associated with ICICI Bank, Sony Entertainment & Syntel India Ltd.

“Their extensive and specialised experience will be invaluable as ASK Group strategises to be one of the largest investment and wealth management firms of the country,” said Sunil Rohokale, managing director and chief executive officer, ASK Group.

ASK Group is a diversified financial services group. Since 2007, it has been engaged in providing financial planning, wealth advisory business to individuals and trusts and real estate private equity fund business. It is now expanding its investment offerings to its core UHNI clientele as well as new customer segments in the domestic and international markets.

It manages assets of more than $2 billion of its clients in equity PMS, wealth advisory and real estate PMS.

(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)

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