Jay Kumar |Founding Director|MComm., BComm. (Hons), Snr Fellow (Finsia)|
Jay is the founding director of Foresight Analytics™, a leading provider of Investment Analytics, Research & Advisory solutions to the global institutional investment community. Prior to founding Foresight Analytics™, Jay spent 19 years in the Australasian financial services industry with leading institutions such as Morningstar, ING Investment Management and ANZ Global Wealth & Private Banking. During this period, Jay held senior responsibilities in research, analytics and portfolio management. In his last role at ANZ, Jay was responsible for managing and advising on superannuation portfolios in excess of $12 billion in implemented assets and almost $8 billion in strategic partnership funds. During his career, Jay researched and invested significant institutional assets in some of the most successful and admirable asset managers around the world.
Jay is known for his innovative and authentic thinking on multi-manager, multi-style and multifactor investing. Some of Jay’s innovations include the pioneering of an ex-top20 market cap based investing in Australian equities (2007), designing and successfully implementing two proprietary investment strategies- the independent idiosyncratic insights strategy (2006) and the tax & dividend insights strategy (2009). In 2007, Jay received ING Investment Management CEO’s ’employee of the year’ award for his excellence in innovation.
Jay’s incisive and predictive empirical work has been published in several international journals covering diverse topics such as corporate strategy, financial distress, capital markets and disruptive business trends in financial services.
Pras IndraKumar|Senior Advisor, Family Office Solutions|B. Bus|
Pras is a family office expert who specialises in relationship management with high net worths and family offices in Australia. Pras is responsible for growing and delivering Foresight Analytics™ solutions to the family office segment.
He commenced his career in London in the investment management industry, working closely with institutional investors and hedge funds globally. He has spent the past 6 years in Sydney managing family offices across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and Indian subcontinent. Pras is the co-founder and director at Tat Capital, a boutique investment banking firm that facilitates trade and investment between Australia, New Zealand and the Indian Subcontinent. Tat Capital has established a strong presence as the leading non-bank international payments provider enabling corporates, investors and family offices to project profitability, hedging currency risks and improve operational cash flows.
Dr. Shivendra Kumar|Senior Advisor|Phd, MSC (Engineering)|
Shivendra is responsible for deepening Foresight’s big-data and digital solutions practice. Along with employment experience with organisations such as Siemens and Evoqua, and expertise in Lean, Six Sigma and PRINCE2, Shivendra has a Ph.D specialising in analytical models for identifying product cost and performance improvement opportunities. His research has been published in several journals including Desalination, Water Resources Management and Water Policy.
Eilidh Calderwood|Investment Consultant| CFA|
Eilidh has over 19 years of asset management experience working for large financial firms including ANZ, ING and AMP. Starting her career with Janus Henderson in London, Eilidh gained her professional qualifications through the UK Society of Investment Professionals. Eilidh’s experience has led to a specialisation in manager research and selection, with broad capabilities across asset allocation, portfolio management and portfolio implementation. Eilidh has also worked successfully on major projects to review and realign IMA’s (including fee modelling) and implement new regulatory requirements.
Frederick Do| Financial Statistician|MComm., BComm.|
Jella Amba|Marketing & Communications Associate|Bachelor of Communications|
Jella is responsible for corporate marketing and communications across digital and non-digital channels. Prior to joining Foresight in 2017, she spent 7 years in digital marketing, marketing communications, public relations, event management and branding from various services and consumer industries. Jella is currently undertaking her MBA program at UTS Sydney.
Adithy Mula| Actuarial Intern |
Adithy is working on various quantitative analysis and consulting projects. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at UNSW. She also works at a tutoring company as a maths tutor for high school students and was a private tutor prior to this. Over the years she has also participated in several volunteering activities at her local MP’s office and a Saturday school for refugees.
Peter Go| Actuarial Intern |
Peter is currently a student at Macquarie University studying a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with a Bachelor of Science (Statistics). He has an interest in analytics and risk management and complements these areas by building upon his programming skills. Peter joined Foresight Analytics in December as an intern and hopes to apply and improve his current skillset by working on projects in the investment and analytics space.