Shantanu worked in asset management and equity research for 20 years, in Hong Kong and London before he moved to Sri Lanka. He has worked as portfolio manager for UBS Asset Management, Ellerston Asset Management and Brevan Howard Asset Management.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University where he was a Chevening Scholar, and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD where he was a Misys Scholar. Shantanu started his career at the Tata Administrative Service, where he worked with several CEOs of various Tata Group companies on strategic projects.
Shantanu started working in UBS Hong Kong in 1995 in the equity research department and was responsible for three sectors where he covered the automobile, metal and shipping sectors in the region.
Shantanu’s move to asset management happened in London, where he moved to UBS Asset Management, O’Connor, and was subsequently posted to Hong Kong where, as Portfolio Manager, he covered Japan, China, Hong Kong, India and the sub-continent. In 2011 Shantanu moved to Sri Lanka with his family and joined the Expolanka Group, specifically to restructure their holdings and find an exit for the largest shareholders, which, after a 2 year restructure, culminated in a strategic sale of the Company to Sagawa, Japan.
Ajit has known Shantanu for over a decade, from the time Shantanu was investing in Asia and the sub-continent, and so when Ajit founded Bluestone in 2017, Shantanu joined him as co-founder.