The Minds Behind This Idea

The Minds Behind This Idea

Manish Vekaria (The Founder)

Manish Vekaria is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry and a Wealth coach. “The accumulation of money has a fascinating penchant for promoting isolation and skewing perspective. We’ve all seen situations where people lose perspective and allow money to crowd out human sources of joy like family, community and, ultimately, self.

Unfortunately, research shows that only seven percent of people are thriving in all the essential areas such as finance, physical, social & community well being.

Maintaining Perspective is hard and that’s what I wish to do ”

Manish Vekaria, Founder of ARQ – a cutting edge wealth technology service to empower the mass affluent.  He is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, currently resides in London.  

Manish was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division. In his last position, Manish served as CEO of the CS AG Dublin Branch, the first non-EEA branch within Ireland.

During his 10-year tenure at Credit Suisse, Manish held several intersecting leadership roles. They included Global Head of Structured Financing in Equities with responsibilities for Prime Financing products including Structured, Index Sector, ETF, Corporate and Specialised Financing Derivatives, Co-Head of EMEA Flow and Structured Derivative Sales/Marketing including Delta One Products, Co-Head of CS ETFs with Asset Management Division and Global Head of Delta One Strategy.  Manish was a member of the EMEA Equities Management team, Global Prime Services Management Committee and the EMEA Global Markets Operating Committee.  

As an active supporter of talent development, recruitment and diversity initiatives, Manish was integral to several employee initiatives. He has sponsored and been an active member of several leadership programmes including Graduate Recruitment, Associate / Vice-President Leadership Programmes, Directorship Promotion Committees, Women’s Mentorship Programmes and the 30% Club – promoting diversity and inclusion. He also served as a member on the Managing Director Evaluation Committee and was Co-Head of the Equities Global People Committee, a partnership between business leaders and human resources to attract, retain and grow talent. 

Manish joined Credit Suisse in May 2007, after over 10 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director within Equities. Prior to that, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand in the Financial Services specialist team.  Manish is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (IoT). 

He served on the European Board of the Young Presidents Organization, a global platform connecting emerging CEOs, and is currently the European representative on the Global YPO Financial Services Networks Board.  

Manish is also a member of the world-renowned Tiger 21 Investment Club, that shares and engages with HNWIs. 

He is involved in re-shaping the future of wealth commerce, as an active participant of Abundance 360 and other future thinking organisations, communities for innovation entrepreneurs looking to change existing business models.  

Manish is actively involved in various Children’s Educational Charities, and his businesses are driven by various impact initiatives. 

Manish is an influencer on the topic of Wealth is more than a number, with soon to be released blogs, podcasts and in 2021 the launch of his new book. Manish is married and has two children.

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