Nilesh Shah, Kotak AMC Ltd

Kotak AMC

Nilesh Shah

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Mr. Nilesh Shah is the Managing Director (MD) of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in capital markets and market related investments, having managed funds across equity, fixed income securities and real estate for local and global investors. In his previous assignments, Nilesh has held leadership roles with Axis Capital, ICICI Prudential Asset Management  Franklin Templeton and ICICI securities. Nilesh is the recipient of the inaugural Business Standard Fund Manager of the year award – Debt in 2004. He was part of the team that received the best fund house of the year award at Franklin Templeton as well as at ICICI Prudential. Nilesh is a gold medalist chartered accountant and a merit ranking cost accountant. His hobbies include reading and educating investors on financial planning. He has co-authored book on Financial Planning called “A Direct Take”

Manish Shah, Two Kings

Two Kings

Manish Shah 

Manish Shah has served as principal and manager of numerous real estate assets including control equity, preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. His prior experience includes the turnaround of a publicly traded company where he was responsible for business and real estate acquisitions and divestitures. He has executed private equity transactions for Morgan Stanley and advised numerous public and private companies while at Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley.

Manish graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and graduated with honors and distinction in two majors from Yale University. He serves on the board of advisors for Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Bobby Shamsian, Kushner Real Estate Group

Kushner Real Estate Group

Bobby Shamsian currently leads the acquisitions and financing efforts at Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE). He brings over 17 years of acquisitions and financial experience to the firm. In the last three years at KRE, Mr. Shamsian is responsible for acquiring over 1,200 multifamily units valued at over $300 million and completing financings of over $1 billion. During this time, he was also instrumental in completion of KRE’s largest completed development project– Journal Squared Phase I, a 54 story 538-unit residential building in Jersey City, NJ.

Prior to KRE, Mr. Shamsian’s experience has been in M&A and advisory working at Deloitte, KPMG and Susquehanna International Group. He has experience in many asset classes including real estate, technology, financials and consumer products.

Mr. Shamsian graduated cum laude from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business.


Milind Sharma, QuantZ Capital

QuantZ Capital


Steven Shenfeld, MidOcean Partners

MidOcean Partners

Steve Shenfeld is the President of MidOcean Credit Partners, responsible for managing and overseeing its investment strategies and operations and chairs its Investment and Risk committees.  Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners at its inception in 2009, Mr. Shenfeld was a General Partner and Founder of MD Sass Macquarie Financial Strategies, an asset management private equity fund for MD Sass, a $6 billion investment management organization. Previously, Mr. Shenfeld was a General Partner with Avenue Capital Group LLC, a multi- billion dollar distressed debt and credit investment platform. He was also a Managing Director for BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Bankers Trust supervising various business units including Leveraged Finance, High Yield Capital Markets and Global Finance Sales and Trading. Mr. Shenfeld has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from University of Michigan Business School.