Radhika Gupta

MD and CEO, Edelweiss AMC | Vice Chairperson, AMFI | Young Global Leader


Radhika Gupta, often known as 'The girl with the broken neck', is the Chief Executive Officer at Edelweiss Asset Management Limited. She is one of the youngest mutual fund CEOs in the country. 

Gupta started her career in 2005 at McKinsey and Company as a Business Analyst. In 2006, she was a part of the global asset allocation team at AQR Capital Management, LLC, as Portfolio Manager.

Despite passing with top honours from the University of Pennsylvania, when it came to campus recruitment, she was repeatedly rejected by consulting companies. At one point, she said she even contemplated suicide. 

Along with Nalin Moniz and Anant Jatia, Gupta founded Forefront Capital which was the country's first Domestic-Registered Hedge Fund. Gupta also assisted with the acquisition of Ambit Alpha Fund in 2016.

Prior to moving as CEO of Edelweiss Asset Management, Gupta headed Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds Management Pvt. Ltd and was responsible for setting the strategic direction, overseeing investments, sales and distribution. She replaced Vikaas Sachdeva who was the previous CEO.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

She was featured in ‘Business Today’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business list’ and AIWM (Association of International Wealth Management) ‘Top 100 Women in Finance’. She also won the ‘Alice Paul Award’ for Outstanding Contribution as a Female Leader.

She is one of the youngest mutual fund CEOs in the country and is the Board Member of the Association of Mutual Funds of India.

Why Radhika Gupta?

From contemplating suicide to becoming one of the youngest CEOs of India, Radhika’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. Her video titled ‘That Girl with a Broken Neck’ has garnered over a million views. 

She has now become one of the most powerful voices in the Indian financial ecosystem. She is  also a motivational speaker and aims to uplift and inspire the youth with her life stories. 

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