ABOUT SUMMA ALTERNATIVES
We are an emerging capital introductions firm partnering with pedigreed investment managers demonstrating consistent outperformance across the alternatives spectrum to build strong relationships and raise capital from long-term institutional investors.
We support the IM’s to execute effective fundraising strategies and provide them with the reach and insight required to deliver these compelling strategies. Summa Alternatives follows a screening process with a focus on due diligence to identify distinguished investment managers based on their track records. We subsequently engage before and after a fundraise exercise to ensure continued success.
MEET OUR TEAM
Kris is the Managing Partner and Founder of Summa Alternatives. He is responsible for identifying investment managers / Clients for the firm while also building and maintaining warm relationships with the firm’s existing and new investor base. Kris has the unique experience of bulge-bracket investment banking and asset management. In his previous role at a long-biased India focused hedge fund, he was the head of Business Development and Investor Relations where he raised majority of the institutional capital from global investors including US, Australia, Middle East, and South East Asia. In 2019, he founded Summa Alternatives to focus on raising institutional capital for alternative investment managers.
Kris is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Earlier, Kris graduated from the Mumbai University with a Bachelors in Commerce. He also serves as an Executive Committee Member for the CAIA Chapter in India.
He is an ardent fan of the tennis maestro, Roger Federer; loves to holiday in off-beat locations around the world; finds solace in strumming his guitar; cooking over the weekends; and actively follows international and domestic affairs.
VIKAS (KRIS) KRISHNAMURTHY
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Joseph is a Fundraising Principal at Summa Alternatives. He is responsible for raising capital from global institutional and UHNI allocators for our liquid and illiquid investment managers. Joseph is a well-networked Business Development strategist who builds robust client relationships and partnerships that are built on the basis of trust with a proven track record. He is experienced with Private Equity, Debt Syndication, Project Planning, Consulting and Transaction Advisory. He possesses outstanding flexibility and rapid adaptation to new systems.
Joseph completed his MBA at London School of Business and Finance and a part qualified ACCA. Earlier, he graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland with a Bachelors of Arts while also receiving a Double Major in Finance and Accounting.
As a die-hard supporter of the Chelsea Football Club, he thoroughly enjoyed the LIVE experiences of his favorite football team during the many years he spent in London. Joseph has been blessed to have lived in countries such as India, Kuwait, UAE, Zambia, and UK. These experiences have equipped him with several valuable life-lessons.