Chavan Bhogaita currently works as Managing Director & Head of Market Insights at First Abu Dhabi Bank. Earlier, he worked with the Alternative Investments and Fixed Income teams within NBAD’s Global Markets Division. He joined NBAD in 2009, specialising in GCC credit markets (bonds and sukuk) across all sectors. He has circa 25 years of professional experience in banking and finance, of which 18 years have been in credit research and analysis - his previous roles include Head of Middle East Credit Research at HSBC (Dubai), Head of Credit Research at Commerzbank (London), and senior credit analyst at Bear Stearns (London), and 6 years prior to his time in financial markets were spent in the areas of corporate recovery & insolvency, auditing, and corporate finance in the UK.
Since he joined NBAD (now FAB), Chavan has focused on the GCC fixed income markets and as such he spends much of his time talking to institutional investors around the world providing them with his analysis, insights and views on this market and the entities/issuers within it. For instance, the Dubai Inc. debt story, Abu Dhabi and its GREs, Saudi Arabia, etc. are among his core areas of coverage. He has also been quoted in international and regional media (such as Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, WSJ, etc.). He runs the Market Insights & Strategy team which provides analysis and views across asset classes.
Chavan is the overall project manager and MC for FAB’s flagship annual event, the Global Financial Markets Forum. Over the years at this gathering he has interviewed live on stage prominent individuals such as David Cameron, Nicholas Sarkozy, General Colin Powell, Tony Blair, Dr. Mohammed El Erian, and Dr. Larry Summers, among others.