Meet our team of investment professionals at Atyant Capital.
Rahul Saraogi, Managing Director, Atyant Capital Advisors
Rahul is the founder and managing director of Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds. In the last 14 years he has focused exclusively on the Indian markets. His mission is to consistently identify the best 10-15 investment ideas from among the thousands of publicly-traded Indian corporations. Rahul’s value-based investment philosophy stands apart due to his belief in the paramount importance of corporate governance, specifically how management operates with its minority shareholders in mind. Rahul is the author of "Investing in India: A Value Investor's Guide to the Biggest Untapped Opportunity in the World, a definitive guide on navigating the Indian markets published by John Wiley & Sons.
Rahul graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Finance). Outside of Atyant, he practices Vipassana, a 2,500 year-old meditation technique that helps people see things as they really are. Rahul splits time between Chennai, India and Miami, FL.
Pratik Sharma, Managing Director, Atyant Capital Management
Pratik is co-founder of Atyant Capital and head of distribution and operations. His singular goal is to grow and run Atyant as an investment firm that makes money for its partners, not off of them. To do so, Pratik applies the sales, marketing, and operational expertise gained over 12 years of refining business strategies for Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to launching Atyant, Pratik played key roles in the financial services consulting practices at Deloitte Consulting and Meritage Technologies. He specialized in projects designed to protect and enhance shareholder value, including an overhaul of corporate governance practices and a $150M post-merger cost-reduction effort at two $5B + financial institutions.
Pratik graduated from Boston University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of Atyant, Pratik enjoys volunteer and service activities with a focus on healthcare for the underserved. Pratik lives in Miami, FL.
Rajesh Balasubramanian, Senior Portfolio Manager, Atyant Capital Advisors
Rajesh is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds. He has more than 20 years of experience as an investment portfolio manager in the Indian Markets. Having started his career on the sell side, Rajesh has seen the behavioral mistakes repeatedly made by both retail and institutional investors. Rajesh has honed his skills in value investing and strongly subscribes to Ben Graham's philosophy that in the short term the market is a voting machine and in the long term the market is a weighing machine.
Rajesh has an MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi and graduated from Madras University with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. Outside of Atyant, Rajesh focuses on health and fitness and is an avid music enthusiast. Rajesh lives in Chennai, India.
Hari Baskar, Associate, Atyant Capital Advisors
Hari is an associate at Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds. He has 5 years of experience in the Indian Markets. Hari's strength is in his ability to identify companies that are available at deep discounts to their intrinsic value while maintaining high standards of corporate governance and capital allocation. In his experience, these companies tend to outperform over long periods of time. Hari believes that it is important for companies to have the ability to capitalize on the external opportunity within their sector.
Hari graduated from the St. Josephs College of Engineering of the Anna University, Chennai with a Master’s in Business Administration. Outside of Atyant, Hari pursues his passion for photography. Hari lives in Chennai, India.
Sathish Kumar, Associate, Atyant Capital Advisors
Sathish is an associate at Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds. A former serviceman with the Indian Air Force (IAF), Sathish has travelled extensively throughout India and understands the intricacies of India and how its economy functions. He has strong financial modelling skills. In his research, he focuses on the fine print and does extensive forensic analysis of company financials and industry data.
Sathish graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from ICFAI Business School, Chennai. Outside of Atyant, Satish is an avid reader with a fascination for biographies, and he practices yoga and meditation regularly. Satish lives in Chennai, India.
Katie Seiter, Associate, Atyant Capital
Katie is an associate at Atyant Capital. Prior to joining Atyant Capital, Katie worked as a sales assistant for Institutional Broker-Dealers where she managed all aspects of customer relations including on-boarding, compliance, trade operations and investor communications.
Katie graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Outside of Atyant, Katie enjoys fitness and cooking. Katie lives in Miami, FL.