Gautam started his career within the Fixed Income Sales & Trading division of a leading, global bulge-bracket investment bank in Europe in 2001. He had P&L responsibility from the outset and during his five years with the firm managed the firm's relationships with some of the largest and most prestigious insurance companies, pension funds and institutional money managers in Europe. Gautam worked out of the London and Frankfurt offices and was an integral member of one of the highest- performing sales teams on the Street. Gautam covered Investment Grade Credit, High-Grade Debt, Asset-backed Debt, High Yield and Structured Credit products (both bespoke and off-the-shelf).
Gautam co-founded a start-up in India, where he assumed the role of COO. The start-up was since sold. Gautam has been closely associated with the Manipal Group's and later Aarin Capital's principal investment activities since 2010.
Gautam is a BSc (Honours) graduate in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a CFA Charterholder (USA).