As an institutional research consultant with NEPC (a leading institutional investment consulting firm) for seven years, Kamal Suppal led research and due diligence activities for global alternative strategies especially in emerging markets with a focus on Asia. In his endless pursuit of premiums for illiquidity, inefficiency and complexity, Mr. Suppal straddled across the liquidity and asset class spectrums researching niche opportunities in Asia from private credit to non-performing loans to securitization of credit and beyond. To evaluate these opportunities, he successfully built a due diligence framework and skill-set that is quite adaptable to other emerging markets. Sharing his experiences and perspectives on alternative strategies in emerging markets, Mr. Suppal speaks regularly at institutional investment conferences.
Mr. Suppal’s alternative strategy experience also extends to custom solution capabilities (including co-investments) of multi-strategy fund of hedge funds that enhances his experience in constructing multi-asset portfolios, a skill he honed previously as a Portfolio Manager at US Trust Private Wealth Management, and in his prior role at the Private Bank of Royal Bank of Canada. Preceding a career in asset management spanning six years, Mr. Suppal spent another six years as a corporate finance buy/sell side analyst in Canada and in Dubai, UAE.
Mr. Suppal authored a whitepaper on multi-strategy fund of hedge funds and has also completed a dissertation on the subject towards completing an M.B.A. in Global Asset and Wealth Management from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Mr. Suppal is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Chartered Accountant designation from India. He interned with an Ernst and Young affiliate toward the completion of his accounting designation.
Mr. Suppal lives with his wife and son in southern Massachusetts and enjoys cultural exchange forums, reading and theatre. In his spare time he volunteers to mentor under-privileged children.