Exotix, a frontier market investment banking boutique, has recruited Vikas Nath as its new CEO to strengthen its senior management team, following three years of rapid growth.
Peter Bartlett, managing director and the founder of Exotix, will become the head of sales and trading and focus on developing new client relationships, opening new offices and recruiting sales teams.
Vikas will be responsible for Exotix’s strategy across all its businesses and markets. He is also tasked with developing the firm’s research and advisory capabilities, in addition to exploring new business ventures. He joins Exotix from North of South Capital, a London- and Hong Kong-based hedge fund, which he co-founded in 2004. As well as managing a Shariah-compliant emerging markets hedge fund, Vikas was responsible for all marketing and investment research.
“This is a significant coup for Exotix as Vikas is one of the most experienced and respected emerging market specialists in the investment industry,” said Bartlett. “His appointment clearly underlines our ambition to exploit the many business opportunities within emerging economies, many of whom have significant growth potential.