As stock markets beat the pandemic blues, investor wealth ballooned in a period when most businesses were struggling due to challenges posed by lockdowns amid loss of income. With limited options to spend due to no travel and stay-at-home guidelines, a gush of fresh money found its way to stock markets in the last one and half years. Many rode on the tailcoats of investors who were established and known for making a fortune by investing in stock markets. High net-worth individuals (HNIs) held a combined Rs 4.7 trillion in NSE firms as of June-end, a jump of 19.5% in a quarter. So, what are the big trends in HNIs and ultra-HNI investment in India post-pandemic? To discuss that Mint’s Nasrin Sultana speak to Rajesh Cheruvu, CIO, Validus Wealth.