As a young boy, Bhanu Choudhrie traveled to America with his family and lived in San Diego, where he began his working life in banking at the age of sixteen. Bhanu is now the chairman of the newly-formed TDR Capital, a financial services firm based in the U.K.
Bhanu Choudhrie founded C&C Alpha Group in London in 2002. His primary investment focus is on public equity markets and equity derivative markets globally. Choudhrie became a regular donor to Democratic Party politicians in 2002 and has supported candidates and organizations such as EMILY’s List, Hillary for America, and Priorities USA Action. Prior to his ties to Bill Clinton, he contributed to both British Labour Party politicians and Conservative Party politicians, including David Cameron.
On several occasions, he hosted fund raisers for the Coalition for America’s Future, a conservative advocacy group founded by David H. Koch. Both he and David H. Koch are directors of the Washington-based libertarian magazine Reason. In 1995, Bhanu Choudhrie attended an internship program at JP Morgan in London. After graduating, he worked in a variety of roles for three years before returning to the UK to take a position with JP Morgan in its U.S. offices. In 2000, Bhanu Choudhrie joined a small merchant bank in New York, where he specialized.
C&C Alpha Group is a global company in private equity with more than $800 million in funds under management. Based in London, the company has offices in New York, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. C&C Alpha invests in a broad range of companies in Asia but is most noted for its role in micro-lending and has given loans to more than 800,000 borrowers. The firm invests primarily in low- and middle-market companies, with an emphasis on Western and Southern Asia, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
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