Vishal Kampani, head, institutional securities business, JM Financial knew by the age of 10 that he wanted to become an investment banker
By age 10, Vishal Kampani knew what he wanted to become when he grew up—an investment banker like his father. After all, Nimesh Kampani, co-founder of JM Financial Ltd, was one of the three famed Ks of the business (the other two being Hemendra Kothari and Uday Kotak). The elder Kampani began grooming his son when he was in his early 20s. Now 35, the younger Kampani has a sizeable number of deals to his credit, including Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd’s purchase of a stake in Pantaloon Retail India Ltd, for which JM Financial was the sole adviser. He’s also taken the firm to the top of the league table for qualified institutional placement, or QIP.