(PRESS RELEASE) – 18 January 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Standard Chartered’s Global Research Team has included Sri Lanka as part of its Global Research Briefing circuit, and will conduct a closed-door exclusive session entitled “Welcome to the Jungle” for the bank’s clients on Tuesday 24 January 2017. Standard Chartered’s key economic researchers Dave Murray (Head, Global Research), David Mann (Chief Economist, Asia), Anubhuti Sahay (Head, South Asia Economic Research), Saurav Anand (Economist, South Asia) and Priya Narain Balachandani (Energy Analyst), will present their views at the session. Welcome to the Jungle will review the role of central banks’ in supporting growth, how the election of Donald Trump as the next US president will change the global environment, and the major shifts to watch for in 2017.
Jim McCabe, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Sri Lanka: “We are delighted to share the views of Standard Chartered’s Global Research Briefing with our clients once again. 2017 seems set to be an exciting year, with risks and possibilities lurking like the scene in a tropical jungle. We are happy to afford our clients a guide through the undergrowth, with an insightful and energetic discussion about the latest twists and turns impacting the global outlook.”
Dave Murray, Head, Global Research, is responsible for leading Standard Chartered’s Global Research team to provide insightful, relevant research analysis and views across the Bank’s coverage footprint. Global Research is strongly positioned to inform, advise and partner with our clients across the macroeconomic, fixed income, currency and commodity disciplines. The team reflects a strong on-the-ground profile, with analysts based in 14 locations around the world. Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a CFA charterholder. He is also a member of the South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants.
David Mann, Chief Economist, Asia, is based in Singapore and oversees macroeconomic views for North, Southeast and South Asia. He joined the Bank in London in 2000 and was a founding member of the Standard Chartered FX Strategy team in 2002. In 2001 he was awarded the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize for work on the Malaysian ringgit Barometer. David appears regularly in the media. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Finance from the University of London (Birkbeck College).
Anubhuti Sahay, Head, South Asia Economic Research, has been providing macroeconomic research for the India economics team since joining the Bank in 2007. She was ranked the best forecaster for India by Bloomberg in 2013 and the second-best forecaster in 2011. She was named the ‘No. 1 Research Person in India’ by Asset Benchmark research in 2009. She holds a Master’s in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and has cleared CFA Level II.
Saurav Anand, Economist, South Asia, is responsible for macroeconomic coverage of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as well as some aspects of India. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also holds FRM certification (GARP – USA) and has cleared CFA Level II.
Priya Narain Balchandani, Energy Analyst, focuses on oil and products, and has more than 15 years of technical and financial experience in the energy industry starting at Chevron’s headquarters in California. Priya then worked in Singapore for Morgan Stanley covering Asia Pacific oil and gas equities, and at Merrill Lynch Commodities as a Fundamental Analyst. She monitors and evaluates supply and demand dynamics, sharing her insights on them and their impact on trading prices. Priya is a founding member of Singapore’s Financial Women’s Association. She has graduate and post-graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, US, studying chemistry, industrial management and organic polymer chemistry.