Alokik Advani
Head of Financial Services
Alokik leads the Financial Services team which builds, backs and acquires innovative strategic financial services companies and technologies. He joined Eight Roads after ten years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Head of Principal Strategic Investments, APAC, based in Hong Kong.

What is the job you do at Eight Roads?

I manage the part of the Principal Investments team that focuses on investments, incubations and acquisitions in financial services and financial technology companies. My team works on a range of projects across robo advisory, aggregation, geographic expansion and blockchain.
 


Looking back, what’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

My greatest learning has been to develop a level of empathy for smart, driven entrepreneurs while building long lasting relationships. Investing acumen has helped me identify strong, strategic companies, but it is not enough in the long term.
 


If you could give one piece of advice to your 20-year-old self what would it be?

Be authentic and act with integrity in everything that you do - work, life and family. The reputation that you build for yourself will propel you to new heights and new adventures.