Vijay Valecha

Chief Investment Officer

Vijay Valecha is the Chief Investment Officer at Century Financial, a key position he has held since January 2015. Vijay has over 13 years’ experience trading the financial markets, with a deep knowledge of both fundamental and technical analysis, specializing in asset management and derivative trading.


In his current role, Vijay tracks economic and market trends for global markets, bonds, shares, commodities and currencies, formulates trading strategies and plays a key role in educating clients. He also frequently produces research reports which give an in-depth look at topical financial and economic events that have the potential to impact regional and international markets. He works closely with clients to help them understand their risk and return expectations and provides support to novice and experienced traders, HNI investors and corporates.
Vijay is very passionate about spreading the critical message of prudence in money management and is especially interested in the economy, behavioral finance, fin-tech, retirement planning, systematic & modeling methods as well as short-term trading and long-term investing strategies. He has delivered several seminars on trading strategies and technical analysis and has been regular contributor to leading dailies, magazines and business channels across the region.

Before joining Century Financial, he spent over 7 years as a Financial Analyst in firms like Edelweiss (India) & Hira Global DMCC (Dubai) and as a quant analyst at Rasmala Investment (DIFC).

Vijay holds an Engineering degree from Mumbai University and an MBA with a specialization in Asset Management from ISBM. He is also a certified Financial Risk Manager.

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