Founding Partner and Principal
Ketu Desai is a founding partner and Principal of i-squared Wealth Management. Ketu began his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse. Ketu's focus at Credit Suisse was on mergers and acquisitions. Lighthouse recruited Ketu in 2007 as an Investment Analyst. At the time, Lighthouse Partners was approximately an $8.5 billion AUM alternative asset manager based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Based out of Lighthouses NYC offices, Ketu helped manage Lighthouse's credit funds, including the Lighthouse Credit Opportunities Fund and Lighthouse Credit Compass. At Lighthouse, Ketu was also a member of the firm's Relative Value committee, responsible for portfolio allocation decisions and risk management of fixed income, credit, event-driven, mortgage, and distressed strategies. Ketu earned his bachelors in Economics from Stony Brook University, and a masters in Economics from New York University. Ketu has also earned an MBA from NYU Stern in Finance, Financial Instruments and Markets, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation.