Acquisition International is Proud to Recognise Asma Chandani in the 2016 Influential Businesswoman Awards

United Kingdom, June 2016 – Acquisition International Magazine is proud to recognise Ms. Asma Chandani as the ‘Most Influential Woman in International Asset Management’ and as principal in the ‘Most Innovative Asia Investment Firm – USA’ in its 2016 Influential Businesswoman Awards.

As women continue to shatter glass ceilings and become a significant part of the business world, we identify exceptional individuals who deserve to be recognised, and awarded, for their continuous hard work and talents. The 2016 Influential Businesswoman Awards are designed to place strong women in the spotlight and to give recognition to those most deserving.

Asma Chandani presently leads the legal, compliance and regulatory activities of Chinus Asset Management and oversees new product development. She also participates in capital raising initiatives and manager selection. Chinus Asset Management is a U.S. West Coast-based asset management firm founded in 2008 that provides investors exposure to the alpha-generating growth in China, India, South Korea and Southeast Asia, by utilizing an active investment strategy and local managers in each region.

BarclayHedge, Eurekahedge and Corporate Livewire have consistently recognized the firm over the past several years for its industry leading returns.

Asma joined Chinus Asset Management earlier this year, after a decade in private practice with several leading white shoe law firms, where she advised global asset managers such as Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO); university endowments such as DUMAC, the investment corporation of Duke University; Fortune 500 companies including United Technologies (NYSE: UTX); blue-chip Indian firms such as L&T Infrastructure Finance (BSE: LT); and numerous family offices on their cross border private equity, venture capital and corporate transactions.

In addition, Asma serves on the executive committee of Startup Bridge India, a group of Silicon Valley-based venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who advise the Government of India on financial service regulation reforms.

Also a philanthropist, as Chairman of the Board of Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Global Reach Out Initiative, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Asma is overseeing the upcoming launch of a vocational skills training center for the disabled to be headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Some of Asma’s recent speaking engagements include: (i) an address on investing into India at Columbia Business School’s 10th Annual India Business Conference in New York; (ii) a symposium on Cross-Border Deals & The Indian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in New Delhi; (iii) a seminar on Venture Capital and Global Public Offerings in Bangalore; (iv) a macroeconomic perspective on India at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit in Grand Cayman; (v) insights into allocating to Indian and Chinese hedge fund managers at the Family Office Trends Forum in Los Angeles; and (vi) a dialogue on the interactions between pension plans, consultants and emerging asset managers at the Emerging Managers Summit in Chicago.

Discussing Asma’s win, Coordinator Jazmin Collins commented: “This awards programme recognises the dedication of some truly inspirational women, all of whom actively work to make the corporate landscape a better place for women. It is a real privilege to award Asma for her hard work, and I would like to wish her every success in the future.”

Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

To learn more about our award winners and to gain insight into the working practices of the “best of the best”, please visit the Acquisition International website ( where you can access the winners supplement.


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