Bhaskar Prabhakara 
Co-Founder and CEO
WeInvest

With an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Bhaskar started his career in banking, where he was part of India’s largest private bank, ICICI. He then moved to consulting in London for firms including Goldman Sachs, Thomson Reuters and CMC Markets.

After spending almost eight years in London, Bhaskar relocated to Singapore in 2012, where he continued leading the Asian business of Armstrong as the Business Head for APAC. In his various capacity, he helped many businesses digitise their business models.

Despite having a background in finance, Bhaskar still found investing to be a painful process – due to its complexity and the lack of digital tools available. Throughout his two decades of experience working with top financial institutions, he also felt that there were few financial institutions that catered to the emerging middle class.

With a vision to reduce complexities and improve the advisory experience in the traditional wealth management sector, Bhaskar founded WeInvest in 2015, a digital wealth solutions provider that enables financial institutions to service their clients better with their innovative digital offerings.

While in the US, he had business exchanges with Rajesh Arjunlal Jaisingh, who had set up business operations for HSBC and Lehman Brothers in India. Rajesh, who strongly resonated with Bhaskar’s vision for WeInvest, later became the COO of WeInvest.

WeInvest has since partnered with financial institutions to develop digital wealth platforms including OCBC’s RoboInvest, CGSCIMB’s e-Wealth and Siam Commercial Bank’ wPlan. Since its inception, WeInvest has secured funding from a global asset manager Schroders as one of its main investors. Today, WeInvest has a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai and India

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