Goldman Sachs has lost Singapore based Ashish Gupta to the buy side, post bonus season. Gupta will join Noonday Asset Management, part of the Farallon Capital umbrella, as fund manager. At Noonday he will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments primarily in the Asian region.

Gupta joined Goldman Sachs in early 2005 from Kotak Mahindra Capital Company in Mumbai. During his stint at Goldman he was part of the investment banking team and worked on M&A and capital markets transactions across south east Asia, India and greater China. Gupta started his career in investment banking at ICICI Securities, also in Mumbai, in May 2002, and was there until he joined Kotak in end 2003.

Gupta is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and before that got a bachelors degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi.