Viswanath Nayar

Chief Investment Officer at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd.

Viswanath Nayar

Viswanath Nayar

Chief Investment Officer at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd.

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Mr. Viswanath Nayar is a Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Equities at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd. He is responsible for investment research. He has been working in the industry since 1988, joining HSBC Markets in 1996, and then HSBC Global Asset Management in 1999. He has extensive research and portfolio management experience in long only equity, alternative investments and structured products businesses. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Masters in Finance programmes at Imperial College. Mr. Nayar was previously employed as a Senior Portfolio Manager by Halbis Capital Management UK Ltd. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. He is a CFA charterholder, holds a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) and also qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK.

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Viswanath Nayar
Chief Investment Officer at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Ltd.
Career History
Senior Portfolio Manager
2002 - 2011

HCM-UK is primarily an alternative investment manager who also advises traditionally-managed portfolios. The firm invests globally in equity, fixed income, and alternative asset classes with a particular focus on Russia and emerging markets. The bulk of their assets are invested in European equity and fixed income.The firm is an active investment manager with a long-term investment horizon. Fundamental analysis and decentralized decisions are paramount to the firm's investment approach, and they occasionally follow a contrarian investment style. The investment process is conviction-driven. Within strategies, the firm does not customize or tailor their approach.Traditionally-managed equity portfolios are diversified with relatively low turnover. Extensive fundamental analysis informs the firm's bottom-up investment process and aims at identifying mispriced stocks of European companies with superior profitability potential. Company visits are part of the research process, as is quantitative analysis. Investment decisions are made autonomously by small focused teams specialized in an asset class or a strategy, and not following any particular investment style.HCM-UK specializes in portfolio construction, hedge fund analysis, and management of funds of hedge funds.

Chief Investment Officer
1999 - Current

HSBC-GAM-UK offers clients a range of investment strategies across all the core capabilities: equity, fixed income, multi-asset and liquidity. The firm serves as the sub-advisor to the Frontier Markets Equity strategy that is currently offered to existing US clients. The process for the strategy combines bottom-up stock analysis and top-down country analysis, with a strong emphasis on the first. By combining bottom-up and top-down elements, the Frontier Markets Equity team believes the investment process allows it to identify compelling investment opportunities.

Chief Investment Officer, Europe & UK
Current

HSBC Global Asset Management Ltd., a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings Plc, is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides assert management services. It was founded in 1982. Nicolas Jean-Marie Denis Moreau has been the CEO since 2019.The company says this about itself: HSBC Global Asset Management Limited is a global organisation which provides a wide range of financial products and services. As such, it, or a company with whom it has an association, may from time-to-time have interests which conflict with its clients’ interests or with the duties that it owes to its clients. These include conflicts arising between the interests of HSBC Global Asset Management, its associates & employees, the interests of its clients, and also conflicts between clients themselves.

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