Ayaz has twenty five years of experience in equity research and investment management across various funds in India and Asia. At present, he advises Amala Emerging Asia Fund (AEAF) which is focused on investing in high quality growth companies across Asia. Prior to advising the fund, Ayaz was part of the investment team at Samena Capital, a special situations fund. He also worked at Highbridge Capital Management, Hong Kong as part of the multi-strategy investment team where he managed a fund that invested in India and Asean. In 2004 Ayaz joined New Vernon Capital in Mumbai which was amongst the first foreign alternate funds to enter India at that time. Prior to this engagement, he worked for five years at Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited managing a few mutual funds and has also worked for Motilal Oswal Securities as the lead consumer analyst. Ayaz started his professional investing career in 1996 as an analyst with ASK Raymond James. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Institute for Technology & Management.