Tapan Shah

Investment Specialist

With a dynamic background in client advising and comprehensive experience in handling transactions, returns, exchanges, and inventory control, I excel in fast-paced retail environments. Specialising in luxury goods, my expertise spans accessories, watches, jewellery, and beauty products within boutique and flagship store settings.

Previous Brands
Branford Capital
CIO Treasury
Credit Suisse
Elston Consulting
J.P. Morgan
Vanguard Asset management Ltd.
Work Experience
Senior Specialist, Quantitative Portfolio Management Implementation
Nov ‘21 - Now
Vanguard Asset management Ltd.

Job responsibilities: • Lead a team to develop discretionary portfolio management strategies for clients • Incorporate diversification, rebalancing, risk management, cost effectiveness and tax efficient strategies • Apply empirical research for the construction of multi asset model portfolios and solutions utilising quantitative Vanguard models for asset allocation, life cycle investing and financial planning • Helped team to move from excel based model to python-based models for better efficiency and handling • Present analysis and results internally and externally to Vanguard clients and constitutions

Consultant, Model Portfolio Strategy
Apr ‘21 - Nov ‘21
Elston Consulting

Job responsibilities: • Design, build and manage multi-asset model portfolios for institutional clients • Provide with high quality research to manage portfolio strategies • Analyse and optimize existing portfolios & strategies for clients relative to their objectives & constraints • Collaborating with asset managers, investment consultants or research providers to design and build custom indices used for benchmarking

Associate Director, Investment Specialist – Buy side
Jun ‘20 - Apr ‘21
Branford Capital

Job responsibilities: • Advise UHNW retail clients based in UAE with tailor-made portfolio strategies encompassing derivative structured products, fixed income strategies, quantitative indices in accordance with client's investment objectives • Publish macro market updates and industry-wide thematic ideas for clients & wider distribution • Conduct product training, to support and deliver new product launches and leading client education events, to help client gain better knowledge of financial markets and financial solutions • Understand market drivers and develop forward-looking macro views of relevant market • Representing Branford externally at client meetings, industry conferences and meetings with other market participants in Europe and Asia

Senior Associate, Derivatives Sales & Trading - EMEA
Nov ‘18 - Jun ‘20
J.P. Morgan

Job responsibilities: • Led the team in India • Develop exotic derivative structured products (equity and fixed income) strategies for clients • Build, price and trade structured product requests received from EMEA institutional clients to satisfy their hedging and investment needs • Develop & manage JP Morgan's custom multi factor indices and model portfolios on ESG, fixed income smart beta, equity risk premia multi-factor model • Identify trading opportunities through market screening, pricing and drafting of trade ideas • Led the initiative to create machine learning models for relative valuations in Python

Associate, Interest Rate & Credit Risk Management
Sep ‘16 - Nov ‘18
CIO Treasury

Job responsibilities: • Led the team in India • Manage Asset Liability Mismatch (ALM) risk on the JP Morgan's balance sheet by o Monitoring and analysing economic measures o suggesting appropriate hedging strategies to CIO Treasury o developing strategies for Net Interest Income (NII) optimization • Assess appropriateness of capital and funding allocation to bank's various lines of business using Fund Transfer Pricing (FTP) process • Manage the global fixed income credit risk of the retained portfolio generated by the firm's TCIO • Perform comprehensive credit due diligence on investments including sovereign risk assessment, industry analysis, business analysis, financial analysis, peer comparison and other credit risk issues in the transaction • Assign credit ratings to existing portfolio of investments, new investment requests and counterparties • Deep dives into various geographies / sectors / transactions to contribute to global risk discussions

Analyst, Market and Liquidity Risk Management
Apr ‘13 - Sep ‘16
Credit Suisse

Job responsibilities • Part of a global team that managed market risk of bank's global macro trading portfolio covering EMEA Fixed Income - Rates, Commodities, FX & Credit • Monitor risk, concentration, stress, liquidity, and Value-at-Risk (VaR) exposures, while remaining constantly aware of current market dynamics • Conducted in-depth analysis into various risk themes, implemented appropriate stress testing • Proactively engage and challenge the trading team to align the portfolio risk profile with regulatory requirements

Subject Matter Expert, Business analyst
Jul ‘09 - Jul ‘11

Job responsibilities • Design & implement billing/CRM solutions using C, C++, Shell Scripting, SQL, Python

Retail Experience
Retail Category
High-end luxury
Work Environment
Flagship store
Product Category
Watches & Jewelry
Beauty & Fragrances
Client Help
Complaint handling
Cash register
Returns & Exchanges
Online orders fulfilment
Client Advising
Product demos
Product setup
Inventory control
Stockroom management
Stock control
Delivery processing
Education & Training
WorldQuant University
MSc. in Financial Engineering;
Unknown - ‘23
Advice Diploma
CFA Institute
Unknown - ‘14
Chartered Financial Analyst
Mumbai University
Unknown - ‘13
Master of Economics
Mumbai University
Unknown - ‘09
Bachelor of Engineering