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Oister Appoints David Wilton Joins as Chief Investment Officer, Sandeepa Vig Assumes New Position as Chief Business Officer

Prior to joining Oister, David held multiple leadership roles at global organizations including The World Bank, IFC, and Morgan Stanley. Sandeepa was previously the President of IIFL

Oister Appoints David Wilton Joins as Chief Investment Officer, Sandeepa Vig Assumes New Position as Chief Business Officer
David Wilton, Chief Investment Officer, Oister

Outlook Start-Up Desk

POSTED ON May 02, 2023 2:10 PM

Oister, an investment platform that unlocks access to private market funds, has appointed David Wilton as Chief Investment Officer and Sandeepa Vig as Chief Business Officer.

Wilton has over 20 years of experience investing in private equity and venture capital funds and previously managed venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investments for the World Bank Pension fund. He also led VC and PE investment programs for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in emerging markets and Morgan Stanley in ESG and Impact. At Oister, he will lead the selection and curation of VC, PE and venture debt funds on the platform.

Vig has over two decades of experience in the finance industry with expertise in institutional equities and wealth management. In the past her roles included serving as the president of IIFL, where she founded and led three businesses: Private Client, Wealth Management, and Domestic Institutional Equities. 

She also worked as a vice president at Kotak Securities and handled cross-border wealth management projects with clients like Charles Schwab while she was at Blu Pagoda LLC. As a Global Advisor at Avestar Capital, she played a pivotal role in establishing the US-India cross-border wealth management platform, enabling cross-border investments for both B2B and B2C segments. Vig will be responsible for driving business growth at Oister.

Rohit Bhayana, co-founder, Oister said, “We are thrilled to have David and Sandeepa come on board with us. David’s expertise in managing investments in emerging markets and skills in creating investment strategies that aim to optimize returns for investors is crucial. He will play a key role in nurturing the growth and success of startups through the world of private markets. Sandeepa will be responsible for delivering innovative financial solutions that cater to the needs of Indian customers, enhancing our platform's user experience.”

With this development, the mission is to continue making funds, Indian and global, accessible to investors across India while prioritising ease, transparency and flexibility. 

Wilton said, "With the vision that all investors should have access to high-quality investment opportunities, regardless of their investment size, an institutional-grade diligence process is in place to carefully select and curate Oister’s offerings. The commitment to provide the same diligence quality to all investors, no matter their size, sets Oister apart in the industry. I look forward to joining their mission of making investing simple and transparent.”

With the aim to make investing simple, investors can discover a curated selection of high-performing funds in the VC and PE ecosystem, backed by trusted credentials and a proven track record of delivering efficient investment strategies. Investors can easily monitor their investments, track market trends, and make informed decisions on their wealth creation journey.

Vig added, “This investment opportunity provides access to the tremendous wealth generation occurring in the startup ecosystem, not only in India but also around the world.”

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