Pratik is a director in the Duff & Phelps Alternative Asset Advisory group based in Mumbai. He is responsible for expanding Portfolio Valuations services in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets. He has over 15 years of experience, both on the consulting and client side. His clients primarily include alternative asset managers, including sovereign wealth funds, PE funds and hedge funds across geographies.

Pratik specializes in supporting funds to create their fair value framework across diverse portfolios of illiquid and privately held securities. His focus areas include advising on valuation policy to ensure independent price verification, backtesting, calibration and fair value assessment as per different accounting standards.

He has extensive exposure to fair value accounting and contributed to the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) fair value guidelines issued in 2008, 2012 and 2015.

Before joining Duff & Phelps in 2019, he was Head of Valuations at the State General Reserve Fund of Oman. He was instrumental in developing the Independent Price Verification framework of the organization and ensured fair valuation policies are reflected across all investment vehicles. He also took part in SGRF’s initiative to be a signatory of the Santiago Principles.

Prior to joining SGRF, Pratik spent eight years with EY’s UK&I practice. In this role, he provided fair valuation advisory services to various clients across markets and per different accounting standards and worked extensively for contentious valuations, impairment testing, transactions valuations and financial modelling. Some of his key clients include the top 10 global IT companies by market capitalization.

Pratik holds an M.Sc in finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a mentor at both The Cherrie Blair Foundation and Acumen Fund as part of their social initiatives.

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