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Rohit Gupta

Rohit Gupta

Vice President, MSCI Research

Rohit Gupta is a member of the MSCI research team specializing in global markets, seeking the key quantitative insights that drive investment outcomes across a diverse range of asset classes including equities, fixed income and listed futures and options. Previously, he was a client portfolio manager in the quantitative-investment-strategies team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Rohit holds an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management (NMIMS), Mumbai, and is a CFA® charterholder.

Research and Insights

Articles by Rohit Gupta

    Emerging Markets Boost Global Equity Supply

    2 mins read Quick Take | May 24, 2024 | Rohit Gupta, Stuart Doole

    The global number of publicly traded firms has grown steadily for more than two decades, but not consistently across regions. The variations in supply patterns have translated to differences in buyback yields and EPS growth rates.

    Deglobalization and Megatrends: Time to Check Your Diversification?

    2 mins read Quick Take | Apr 15, 2024 | Rohit Gupta

    A global equity portfolio may not be as broadly diversified as it appears. Understanding how deglobalization and megatrends are impacting regions, industries and asset classes can help in designing a portfolio with the desired diversification profile. 

    Mapping the Revenue Sources of India’s Equity Market

    2 mins read Quick Take | Feb 15, 2024 | Rohit Gupta

    Countries, sectors and industries that combine higher international revenues and a manufacturing orientation tend to be more export-driven and are likely beneficiaries of the trend toward deglobalization. What’s the case in India’s equity market?

    Remapping the Investment World

    Podcast | Feb 1, 2024 | Manish Shakdwipee, Rohit Gupta

    For global investors, the idea of individual country or market allocations isn’t new. But in today’s world, with a dynamic geopolitical map, the rewiring of supply chains and a greater focus on sustainable investing, it may be time for a new approach. 

    Reimagining Country Investing

    Research Report | Jan 29, 2024 | Rohit Gupta, Anil Rao, Manish Shakdwipee, Hitendra D Varsani

    We introduce an integrated framework to investing in individual country and regional markets, analyzing macroeconomic risks and new growth opportunities as well as the role of sustainable investments in a globally diversified portfolio. 

    Sector Insights from India’s Equity Market

    6 mins read Blog | Jan 23, 2024 | Dinank Chitkara, Rohit Gupta

    A sector-based perspective of the Indian equity market, one of the emerging beneficiaries of global power shifts, indicates the valuation premiums of most sectors are high in historical terms and relative to sectors in other emerging markets.

    Using Derivatives to Scale China and Emerging Markets ex China

    6 mins read Blog | Nov 9, 2023 | Rohit Gupta, Hitendra D Varsani

    China’s large share of emerging-market (EM) equities and its falling correlations with EM are leading some investors to allocate separately to the two universes. A tactical overlay of futures and swaps could be used to adjust regional exposures. 

    The Futures of Singapore’s Equity Market

    7 mins read Blog | Oct 18, 2023 | Rohit Gupta

    We highlight key characteristics of the Singapore equity market and analyze the impact of foreign-listed securities in the MSCI Singapore Free Index. Investors may consider managing Singapore equity exposure using futures linked to the index. 

    India's Leap into Lunar Exploration and the Global Economy

    2 mins read Quick Take | Aug 23, 2023 | Rohit Gupta, Raman Subramanian

    Beyond the symbolic nature of being the first to land on the moon's south pole, this feat underscores India's shift towards technology-driven innovation and could mark an expanding global role and increasing prominence in global equity portfolios. 

    Insights from Past Concentrated Rallies and Thematic Opportunities

    5 mins read Blog | Aug 16, 2023 | Dinank Chitkara, Rohit Gupta

    The rally in the first half of 2023 shared some similarities, and had notable differences, with past concentrated rallies. In addition to AI, structural megatrends, such as the blockchain economy and robotics, helped drive the rally. 

    'Magnificent Seven' Drove the Equity-Market Rally

    2 mins read Quick Take | Jun 28, 2023 | Dinank Chitkara, Rohit Gupta

    Global equities, as measured by the MSCI ACWI Index, roared back through May of 2023. A closer look, however, revealed that just a handful of stocks accounted for more than 70% of the total return. Which stocks punched above their weight? 

    Long Story Cut Short in Regional Equity Futures Positioning

    5 mins read Blog | Apr 12, 2023 | Rohit Gupta, Hitendra D Varsani

    The recent banking crisis startled the credit markets while the broad equity market remained resilient. We analyze net long-short positions as investors adjusted their index futures exposures to adapt to changing market dynamics.  

    The Futures of Emerging Markets in Asia

    2 mins read Quick Take | Feb 8, 2023 | Rohit Gupta, Hitendra D Varsani

    There are varying risks and opportunities for emerging markets (EM) equities in Asia. We highlight EM Asia futures as a potential path for asset allocation, tactical adjustments and risk-management purposes.

    The Futures of Emerging Markets Decoupled

    2 mins read Quick Take | Jan 25, 2023 | Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

    Investors in emerging markets begin the year with historically low valuations and softened U.S. dollar strength. With a wide decoupling within these markets, we assess the consideration of multi-country, multi-currency or single-country futures.

    India Equity Futures for the World

    6 mins read Blog | Jan 17, 2023 | Rohit Gupta, Dinank Chitkara

    India is the world’s fifth largest economy and one of the fastest-growing major markets. We believe that futures linked to the MSCI India Index could help capture a deeper opportunity set and manage Indian equity exposure. 

    How Have Hedge Funds Navigated the Recent Market Turmoil?

    2 mins read Quick Take | Jul 7, 2022 | Rohit Gupta, Dinank Chitkara

    With the MSCI World Index down 20.3% in the first half of 2022, equity hedge funds have not been immune to recent market volatility. We evaluate how equity hedge-fund exposure has changed in terms of sector and style factors.

    Carbon Markets: An Emerging Derivatives Class

    6 mins read Blog | Jun 28, 2022 | Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

    Carbon markets can play a significant role in managing carbon risk within equity portfolios to hedge against price risks. Our research focuses on applications, carbon-risk management and correlations to other assets classes.

    Introducing the Carbon Market Age

    6 mins read Blog | Jun 8, 2022 | Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

    The carbon market can play a significant role in the decarbonization of the global economy by putting a price on carbon and giving polluters an incentive to reduce their emissions.

    Risk Control with Maximum Exposure

    Research Report | Mar 7, 2022 | Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

    Classic risk-control uses cash and/or U.S. Treasurys with a growth asset, typically referenced to an equity index, which has stabilized volatility, but not always allowed strategies to reach their full potential. We present new approaches for doing so.

    Active-Management Opportunities in a Disperse Market

    8 mins read Blog | Jul 13, 2021 | Hitendra D Varsani, Rohit Gupta

    Disperse markets have historically provided opportunities for active managers to outperform their respective benchmarks. We showed that, based on historical trends, CSV helped shed light on identifying where the dispersion was greatest.