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Poonan Tandon

Dr. Poonan Tandon

Chief investment Officer
IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited

As one of the earliest members of IndiaFirst Life, Dr. Poonam Tandon today heads the investment management functions at IndiaFirst Life. Poonam is an accomplished veteran with experience and insight into financial markets and investment management in the banking and financial services sector.

In her over a decade long association with the organisation, Poonam has managed several portfolios across Corporate Group Business, Debt portfolio in ULIP and Traditional Fund, Liquidity Management, Asset Allocation for Investment in Equity in Traditional portfolio, and contribution to Asset Liability Committee (ALCO).

With an illustrious career spanning over 29 years in the financial services sector, Poonam has served at MetLife India Insurance Pvt. Ltd., Paternoster LLC (London based start-up Pension Fund), Securities Trading Corporation of India (STCI) and Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) where she started her career in 1994. In her noteworthy achievements, Poonam was instrumental in setting up the corporate bonds desk in 2001, and Swaps desk in 2004 at STCI. The desks became extremely active in corporate bonds, apart from significantly adding to the bottom line of the company.

Poonam has taught as visiting faculty at the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) from 2010 to 2012. She has delivered guest lectures at the RBI`s Bankers Training College, NMIMS (Mumbai), and UTI Institute of Capital Markets, among others. Poonam has authored two papers that have been published in the international peer-reviewed journals in the Fixed Income category.

A B. Com (Hons) graduate from Jesus and Marry College, New Delhi, Poonam is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, with a PGD in Business Management. She has earned a PhD in Financial Management from NMIMS, Mumbai.