Established in Mauritius since 2019, Redwood Finance Limited is an independent, privately owned company licensed as an Investment Dealer (Full Service Dealer excluding Underwriting) bearing License No. IQ18000023 and regulated by the Financial Services Commission. Redwood Finance is a member of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (the ‘SEM’). Redwood Finance prides itself with trust, reliability, and integrity, with best-in-class solutions and advice that meets the specific needs of each and every client.Our Experts
Our Work Process
Goals & Objectives
Build portfolio according to client profile
Implement Proposed Portfolio
Periodic Reporting of Portfolio Performance
Monitoring / Rebalancing
Ongoing Monitoring & Rebalancing of Portfolio
Since We Started
Our investment universe comprises of over 150 markets across various assets classes ranging from equities/bonds/derivatives,
trading in 24 currencies – in short, we ensure we have access to wherever there is money to be made for long term investments.
Meet Our Experts
As the CEO of Redwood Finance, Rahul brings his decade long experience in international portfolio management to the table. Having graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from University College London (UCL), Rahul pursued his career in the trading and portfolio management world with great success, having been named CEO of Warwyck Phoenix Securities Ltd by the age of 30. Exuding a dynamic, effective, and influential leadership style that motivates, Rahul overseas the investment management and business development side of the company and is determined to continue growing both the wealth of Redwood’s clients and the AUM of the company at the already impressive rate since the creation of the company.
Mitesh is a skilled financial services professional with experience across all major financial markets including New York, London and Hong Kong. Between 2010-2018, Mitesh worked on the Equity Capital Markets desk at UBS in the New York office with a focus on capital raising across several sectors. Between 2003-2010, Mitesh worked at Credit Suisse across several businesses including corporate finance and capital markets. Mitesh has advised and executed transactions for corporates, institutional investors, family offices, and government entities. Mitesh holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics (‘LSE’).
Alex is a result-oriented professional, with over eighteen years of rich and varied experience specialized in strategy, financial markets, capital raising, finance, and operational execution, across Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius, and India. Between 2013-2018, Alex was the Managing Director of CIEL Healthcare Africa, growing the healthcare cluster of CIEL Group from a small stake in one hospital in Mauritius to a regional healthcare provider across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Between 2002-2013, Alex ran various functions within Fortis Healthcare in India, Mauritius and Uganda, across corporate finance, accounting, business development, and operations. Early in his career, he also worked with Emaar MFG Land within capital raising and investor relations activities. He also serves as a Director on the Board of select large corporates in Mauritius and overseas. Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University and an MBA specializing in Finance from the University of Lincoln, UK.
Vashambha is a seasoned Senior Trader with over 23 years of experience. Vashambha oversees the domestic market investment at Redwood Finance Limited and leads the local stockbroking activities. Owing to Vashambha’s previous roles in the industry (at SBM Securities, AAMIL, LCF Securities), she wields a strong network and is proficient at maintaining client relationship. Vashambha is also well versed in the legal framework for the stock market in Mauritius.
Krshtee, with much passion for the investment world, joined Redwood Finance soon after graduating with a 1st class honors degree in BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance. She has done several internships and an apprenticeship, in economic and market intelligence, fund management, research, corporate advisory, fintech and audit, and is currently studying for her CFA Level 1 exams.
Kalpana is a multi-faceted finance professional. Dynamic and passionate, she is equipped with strong technical, analytical and managerial skills gained through her vast exposure in the industry. Doing business is in her DNA. Kalpana started her career in the 90’s at PwC before embarking in the banking sector. She has been working in different international banks such as HSBC and Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited whereby she gathered a huge array of experience as Compliance Manager and Investment Banking Manager. She overviewed the Africa Growth portfolio, Debt Solutions, Credit and Risk Department as well as Personal Banking. Part of the Internal Audit department and relationship Manager Corporate Banking Division at the now Maubank (previously The Mauritius Post & Coorperative Bank Limited , (MPCB) the banking journey enabled Kalpana established banking relationships with high net worth individuals and created a solid network. Kalpana was the Financial Consultant at ACMS (now Axis) in a leading investment company responsible essentially for international portfolio. Kalpana joined Redwood Finance Limited in 2020 as the MLRO, and is also responsible for compliance and business development.
Discretionary International Portfolio Management
While managing your investments is a top priority, it may require more time and attention than your busy schedule permits. Our team of experienced experts is precisely designed to address this situation: investors who desire peace of mind and the time to focus on other priorities can hand over day-to-day investment responsibility to us, whilst retaining an element of control over the parameters of the mandate. Our dynamic allocation strategy and disciplined investment process ensures that your portfolio is being managed in line with your risk profile and appetite.
This works well for clients who wish to have the final say regarding their investments. Our team of experts will provide advice and up-to-date market news and outlook to assist you in your decision-making.
Institutional Bond Execution Services
We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to ensure they benefit from our extensive bond market knowledge. Trading at the best price available to our clients is the key focus of our best execution policy. We maintain flexibility when it comes to settlement and enjoy a healthy working relationship with a number of local and global custodians.
Stock Exchange of Mauritius Brokerage Services
Redwood Finance is a Trading Member of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd. (“SEM”). We offer liquidity and insights in domestic companies to both local and foreign investors. With our state-of-the-art execution capabilities, we provide investors with a unique platform for trading stocks in a variety of market conditions.
At Redwood, we engage in a top-down investment approach. We start by identifying investment themes best positioned for future growth, within which we analyse, select and invest in a diversified basket of the best positioned companies globally.
Diversity remains one of our key philosophies and we aim to expose our client to different business lines geared towards future growth, in short we make our clients shareholders in businesses across the world to enable them to benefit from business trends of the future.
We thrive at understanding clients’ needs and risk appetite to construct tailor made portfolios.
We invest directly in stock markets, as opposed to investing in products and externally managed mutual funds which just add up layers of fees, that are often hidden and incorporated in the price in most cases. Moreover, going direct in equities and bonds means, you can exit investments instantaneously, with the proceeds being transferred back to your bank account within a maximum of 2-3 workings days.