India Forum


The India Forum is the senior, India-focused body within ASIFMA. It is responsible for definition and agreement of the priorities and strategy for ASIFMA. Key areas of focus broadly fall under local capital markets development and foreign portfolio investor access.There are three subgroups focusing on specific issues, being Custody, Operations/KYC, and Compliance. The India forum also collaborates with the Product Tax Committee on Indian tax matters as well as the Cyber/Data WG under the Public Policy Committee on cyber/data matters.

Key Contact(s)
Laurence Van der Loo

Director – Tech & Ops

Tel +852 2531 6511

Compliance Subgroup:
Jyoti Tandon

Executive Director & Head of Compliance – India, Company Secretary, Nomura

Operations/KYC Subgroup:
Rajesh Moorthy

Vice President – Compliance, JP Morgan

Custody Subgroup:
Akshay Thakurdesai

Head of Securities Services, India, BNP Paribas

Vaisshali Babu

Associate Director, Head of Products, Relationship Management and Marketing Intelligence, BNP Paribas

  • Compliance Subgroup
  • Custody Subgroup
  • Operations/KYC Subgroup