Barclays appoints Ashish Agrawal as Head of FX & EM Macro Strategy, Asia and Rahul Bajoria as Chief India Economist

02 July 2019

Barclays announces the appointment of Ashish Agrawal as Head of FX & EM Macro Strategy, Asia (based in Singapore) and Rahul Bajoria as Chief India Economist, in addition to his current responsibilities as Regional Economist for ASEAN and ANZ (he will be relocating from Singapore to Mumbai later this year).

Ashish joined Barclays in July 2018 from Credit Suisse, where he was the Non-Japan Asia rates strategist. He has focused on Non-Japan Asia strategy in Credit Suisse (Singapore) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Hong Kong) since 2006 and also has a decade of dedicated India experience. He has a Masters degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, India.

With over 11 years of research experience, Rahul joined Barclays’ Emerging Markets Asia Economics team as part of the graduate program in 2009, based in Singapore. During that time, he has covered Asean and Antipodean countries as Regional Economist, and also written regularly on India. Prior to joining Barclays, he had worked at INSEAD (Singapore) and NUS Business School, looking at issues around productivity and growth.

Rahul is an Economics graduate from the University of Calcutta and had completed his Masters degree in Economics at the National University of Singapore, where his primary focus was on time series econometrics and financial volatility models. Rahul has provided regular commentary in the media and in 2018, published an in-depth biography on the history and evolution of the Indian central bank titled ‘The Story of the Reserve Bank of India’.

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Notes for Editors:

Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years and primarily supports corporations and financial institutions across the Asia region, catering to their cross-border Corporate and Investment banking needs and connecting them to the  capital markets of Europe and the Americas.

In Asia Pacific, Barclays International has a presence in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, India, China and Australia. Geographically, India is also home to a major part of our global Operations and Technology services.

Barclays in India: India is a cornerstone of Barclays’ growth strategy and we remain deeply committed to our presence in the country, with over USD 1 Billion invested and an employee base of over 19,000 across our front office and offshoring centres.

From supporting Indian companies’ growth by helping raise over USD 5.6 Billion from global markets this year, to arranging INR 28.7 Billion of rupee bonds for Indian issuers, Barclays continues to play its part in the India growth story. Barclays Bank plc has a network of six branches in India including in Mumbai and Delhi. The technology and service companies are based in Pune, Chennai, Noida and Mumbai.