A.P.T. Portfolio’s success is attributed to highly qualified people working here as a team. People who work here are driven by passion and innovation, expertise and resourcefulness. We are a closely-knit team, taking A.P.T. Portfolio on a growth trajectory with our creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ruchir has more than 10 years of research and industry experience in the field of information technology and software design/development. He is a Director and the Chief Technology Officer of A.P.T. Portfolio Private Limited since its inception. He led the trading technology team in this period. The algorithmic and high frequency trading strategies developed by him have been profitably running on global equity/equity-derivative/commodity/currency exchanges over these years, clocking significant turnovers and competing with other global trading firms.
Prior to starting A.P.T. he worked at Google Inc., U.S. for 2 years, located in their headquarters in Mountain View, California as a part of the core infrastructure group. He has worked on projects that enabled Google to continuously scale up, efficiently serve the fast growing user traffic, and raise the bar higher for the rest of the industry.
He has published research papers in top conferences/journals in the field of computer networks. His research brought out practical and effective solutions on improving peer-to-peer file transfer technologies like simultaneously minimizing all of net download time for the end consumer, traffic costs for internet service providers and distribution costs for file providers like movie studios. Additionally, he has consulted in the areas of mobile telephony and wireless networks.
Ruchir earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, California (in 2006). Before that, he received a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi, India (in 2004); he graduated near the top of the batch and was also ranked 5th all over India in the entrance exam for the IITs.
Ankit is a Director and the Chief Executive Officer at A.P.T. Portfolio Private Limited since its inception. He has overseen the growth of A.P.T. Portfolio from a start up to a leading proprietary trading firm.
Previously, Ankit has successfully run his own venture in real estate and financial services. While overseeing the growth of his family-owned NBFC in hire purchase and leasing space, he led a successful diversification into real estate& equity investments. He oversaw a sizable investment portfolio that had a year-on-year growth of nearly 150%.
He is also experienced in audit and taxation where he led cross-functional teams in financial due diligence and planning M&As. He has provided consultancy on capital restructuring, loan funding and operations management to small and mid-size Indian corporates.
Ankit is an MBA in Analytical finance with the Dean’s Merit List from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (in 2008) and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (in 2005).