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Sahgal, Sujit

Sujit Sahgal Financial markets professional and author of the book A Wall Street View of Rural India

Sujit Sahgal is a financial markets professional with over 28 years of experience in various investment banks in India and rest of Asia. Over the years, his area of work has included macroeconomics, investment strategy, sector and company research, equity sales as well as investing globally across asset classes. He completed his MBA in 1993 and has spent most of his working career based in Singapore, having recently returned to India.

During his research days, he was ranked number 1 analyst for global IT services research by Institutional Investor. He was also consistently ranked as a top-three analyst in Asia by Asiamoney and Institutional Investor. Among various financial institutions, he has spent close to a decade with UBS AG and ran his own global macro, multi-strategy hedge fund from Singapore for a few years. He has been with HSBC since 2010 and is currently the head of institutional equities for HSBC India.

He is the author of the book A Wall Street View of Rural India: A Banker’s Diary of a Decade of Road Trips (June 2020). The book captures his observations, insights and views emanating from nearly a dozen rural trips done over the last 10 years across 7–8 states of India and meeting hundreds of farmers covering close to a hundred villages. The trips included 300–400 foreign investors from over 10 countries who were trying to gauge the overall health of the rural economy, which is such an important part of India.

Apart from his interests in the financial markets and rural India, he is a travel and trekking enthusiast. He is a serious poet of Urdu and writes under the pen name Haasil.

He regularly recites in mushairas and Urdu literature festivals all over India and internationally. His first collection of Urdu ghazals and nazms is under preparation to be published soon. He also loves horseback riding, skiing and a round of golf in his free time.

He is married to his college sweetheart of 32 years and has two sons, who are working overseas. He currently lives in Mumbai, with his wife and the love of their life, their yellow Labrador__Cheers!