Vikram Gandhi, former Credit Suisse vice-chairman (investment banking) and co-global head of the Financial Institutions Group, has set up his own investment bank VSG Capital Advisors.

The newly formed i-bank will help bring institutional, high net worth and developmental capital to India. VSG Capital is headquartered in Delhi, with operations in New York, London and Hong Kong.

“I am delighted to announce the launch of my firm VSG Capital Advisors. I wanted to use my global network and capital markets experience to act as a bridge between institutional investors, high net worth individuals and developmental capital, and the excellent investment opportunities that exist in India and Asia,” Gandhi, founder and CEO of VSG Capital, commented on the new venture.

Gandhi, who had spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse as an investment banker, now “plans to explore the opportunities around his personal interest in India, Asia and philanthropy,” according to a statement. Consequently, he will support projects and fundraising initiatives of the Giving Back Foundation.

The industry veteran worked with Morgan Stanley in various roles – from head of strategy to head of FIG. In the late 90s, he was the president of Morgan Stanley (India). Gandhi was hired by Credit Suisse in 2005 to build its FIG franchise.

Gandhi graduated from the University of Bombay and did his MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was designated a Baker Scholar. He is also a qualified chartered accountant. Gandhi had also been a Board member of the Grameen Foundation for over five years.

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