Abhay Laijawala joins Avendus as Managing Director and Fund Manager from Deutsche Bank where he was the Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. With an experience stretching close to a quarter century, Abhay Laijawala is a veteran in India’s capital markets, having seen their evolution since they were liberalized and opened to foreign institutional investors post the 1991 reforms. At Deutsche, he spent a decade overseeing research coverage of more than 120 stocks across sectors, lead covering Indian metals companies and writing India Equity Strategy. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank he was Regional Head for Metals and Mining research at JP Morgan. He has been a highly ranked analyst and strategist and prior to Deutsche bank and JP Morgan he has worked for Citigroup, DSP Merrill Lynch, HSBC and BZW Barclays.
Abhay has earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island, USA with a specialization in finance and holds a Master’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay. Apart from equity markets his other interests include global macro, international finance and the economics of climate change.