40 under 40- Alternative Investment Professionals in India 2024

Equalifi’s “40 Under 40- Alternative Investment Professionals in India” campaign now in its seventh year is the most prestigious awards campaign for the alternative investments industry. This initiative has been designed to identify the best and the brightest minds in the Indian alternative investments sector.

This is a prestigious awards program that identifies outstanding young executives, professionals and entrepreneurs in the business, visionaries, and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities .

It is the most popular and prestigious awards for the Indian alternative investments industry across different verticals like fund management, advisory, operations, compliance, consulting, technology, tax, legal marketing, product design and fund raising.

From the 4th edition of this campaign held in 2021, we have changed the format of this prestigious campaign to ensure we identify only the best alternative investment professionals under the age of 40 without any compulsion to choose 40 winners every time. For example in the 2023 edition, the Jury selected 24 winners from 120+ nominees.

Overall the first 6 editions of the “40 under 40” campaign have been a huge success and with 190 Achievers from the first 5 years, Equalifi’s 40 under 40 community is clearly the most unique and eclectic community of alternative investment leaders across the world.

About the 2024 Campaign:

From this year, the 40 Under 40 Campaign like all other awards and recognition campaigns of Equalifi will only be open for:

a) Equalifi's Individual Members

b) Professionals working with Equalifi's Corporate Member Companies

The nominees should exhibit identifiable accomplishment at a young age as well as promising future prospects. He / she should also be under the age of 40 as on 31st December 2023.

We are looking for the best and brightest of the Indian Alternative Investments community under the age of 40. If you know someone who is well-rounded and contributes to their industry and community, we would like you to introduce us.


The nomination process is inclusive and ensures fair treatment of every nominee.

One can nominate himself/herself, or be nominated by another individual or company.

Nominations are open for all

Qualifications: Each nominees needs to meet the following 3 criterias:

  • The nominee must be under 40 years of age as of December 31, 2023
  • The nominee should be an Individual Member or a full-time employee of any of Equalifi's Corporate Members
  • The nominee must be a resident of India and working closely with the Indian Alternatives Investment Industry.

The evaluation process is crafted to guarantee that nominees are assessed based on their achievements, reputation, leadership skills, and ambition to further succeed in business.

  • Accomplishment (Success in profession)
  • Contribution (Promotion of the profession, financial literacy, pro-bono work, etc.)
  • Leadership (Within a company, The industry, etc.)
  • Promise (Passion, Enthusiasm, Ideas, etc.)


Nominees are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Career progress, past job positions, and business accomplishments
  • Level of management of nominee’s position within the organizational structure
  • Number of personal and/or corporate local, national, regional or international awards and other recognition
  • Inspiring personal story on the road to success
  • Level of innovation, creativity, and other intrapreneurial skills in conducting business practices
  • Personal image/reputation within the business community

Each nomination will be evaluated independently. After a careful review, the Jury will shortlist and their decision will be final.

The “40 Under 40 Awardees will receive:

  • the 40 under 40 Trophy.
  • the official “40 Under 40” digital badge
  • opportunity to be a part of an elite group of all past 40 under 40 winners.
  • Thought leadership opportunities through Equalifi's upcoming knowledge and industry initiatives.

Contact: If you have any questions, please write to Equalifi Team on team@equalifi.org

Nominations Process & Deadline:

Nomination for 2024 edition will be open from October 1 - December 31, 2023.

Step 1) Candidates need to fill up the nomination form.

Step 2) Once nomination is received, the Equalifi Team will share a detailed questionnaire with every nominee. The nominee needs to submit this questionnaire by December 31.

Step 3) Appear for an online interview (if shortlisted for the final round).