Meet the five Indian American women on Wall Street

Apr 5, 2023

By: BI India Bureau

​‘100 Most Influential Women in US Finance’​

​Five Indian-American women, who achieved prominence in the financial services industry, made it to the Barron's annual list of the ‘100 Most Influential Women in US Finance’. ​

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Top five Indian American women

​The Indian American women who made it to the list are — Anu Aiyengar of JP Morgan; Rupal J Bhansali of Ariel Investments; Meena Lakdawala-Flynn of Goldman Sachs Group; Sonal Desai from Franklin Templeton; and Savita Subramanian of BofA Securities, says an IANS report. ​

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Here is what the top five most influential Indian American women do. ​

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​Anu Aiyengar ​

​Aiyengar is the global head of Mergers and Acquisitions at JP Morgan. She offers clients expertise and steadiness while navigating challenging markets.​

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​Rupal J Bhansali ​

​Bhansali is the chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Ariel Investments’ global equity strategies. She sees the current state of the market as a time when investors should reposition their portfolios, because what worked in the past is “unlikely to work in the next decade”, as per Barron. ​

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​Meena Lakdawala-Flynn ​

​Flynn is a co-head of global private wealth management at Goldman Sachs Group. In 2014 she moved to Goldman Sachs, becoming a partner. Today she wears several hats, including co-chairing the global inclusion and diversity committee. ​

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Sonal Desai

​Desai became the first woman chief investment officer in Franklin Templeton’s history in 2018 and now she oversees $137 billion in assets. She joined the firm in 2009 after working for the International Monetary Fund, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and Thames River Capital.​

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​Savita Subramanian ​

​Subramanian is a head of US equity & quantitative strategy at BofA Securities. She is responsible for determining forecasts for the S&P 500, recommending US sector allocations and themes, and developing and marketing the firm’s US equity strategy product to institutional and individual clients. ​

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​Barron ​

​Barron's is an American news company that is a leading source of financial news, providing in-depth analysis and commentary on stocks, investments and how markets are moving across the world.​

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