NDB Wealth Management, the largest private sector Asset Management firm in Sri Lanka with over LKR 130 Bn in total Assets Under Management (AUM), is the leading Unit Trust Management firm in the country offering clients investment services through private portfolio management and Unit Trust investments.
Driven with the passion to deliver the best to its loyal clients and to continue to uplift its service offerings through professionalism and dedication, NDB Wealth Management is pleased to announce the key and strategic appointments of Ms. Vindhya Jayasekera as Chief Investment Officer and Mr. Indika De Silva as Vice President.
Vindhya Jayasekera, Chief Investment Officer, heads the Asset Management Division of NDB Wealth Management overseeing all equity and fixed income portfolios. Since joining the company in 2010, she has managed its unit trust product portfolio of various risk rated funds ranging from equity to fixed income. Backed with over eighteen years of combined experience in the investment banking and fund management industry, her previous work experience includes NDB Investment Bank and Lehman Brothers U.S.A.
Sharing her thoughts, Vindhya said, “I am excited to see how we can work to further develop our business operations and introduce new service offerings to enhance the client experience. The knowledge I have gained in Investment Banking and Asset Management will no doubt be an asset and together with my team of experienced fund managers and analysts I look forward to leveraging on our offerings to the company.”
An alumnus of the University of Moratuwa, Vindhya graduated with first class honors in BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering. She is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship under which she completed her MSc in Finance at the University of Illinois, USA with a medal for Academic Excellence in the program. She is a CFA Charter holder and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and received her ACMA and CGMA designation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2014.
Indika De Silva, Vice President at NDB Wealth Management commenced his career at NDB Wealth in 2008 as a Management Trainee. Indika, a CFA Charter holder is also a graduate of University of London, where he acquired his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Indika has also obtained qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
“I am honored to be a part of the rich history of NDB Wealth Management Limited, where I have had the privilege of sharing my experience with some of the best Fund Managers in the Industry. The knowledge and experience I gained while managing Funds of the diverse clientele and working with the best Investment, Operations and Relationship Management teams have immensely contributed to what I have accomplished at NDB Wealth. I intend to extend my best efforts to NDB Wealth with utmost integrity and honesty in the future as well,” commented Indika.
As the Lead Fund Manager of the Discretionary Portfolio Management Vertical, the largest vertical of the company, Indika manages a variety of investment portfolios ranging from Insurance portfolios to State sector Gilt-edged portfolios, Private sector Defined-Benefit and Defined-Contribution Funds of corporates and Investment portfolios of High Net-worth Individuals.
NDB Wealth is fully owned subsidiary of the NDB Bank, one of the fastest growing financial services conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with the strategic mission to be the leader in the financial services and banking sector. From its inception, the group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, NDB Securities, and NDB Capital has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. The customers across all NDB Group companies have benefited from the extensive product and service offerings of the NDB Bank and its affiliates.