Rohit Gupta is a member of the MSCI research team focused on derivatives and exchange solutions, which provides quantitative solutions for listed futures and options. Previously, he worked as a client portfolio manager within 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
Using Derivatives to Scale China and Emerging Markets ex China6 mins read Blog | Nov 9, 2023 |
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 Market7 mins read Blog | Oct 18, 2023 |
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 Economy2 mins read Quick Take | Aug 23, 2023 |
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 Opportunities5 mins read Blog | Aug 16, 2023 |
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 Rally2 mins read Quick Take | Jun 28, 2023 |
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 Positioning5 mins read Blog | Apr 12, 2023 |
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 Asia2 mins read Quick Take | Feb 8, 2023 |
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 Decoupled2 mins read Quick Take | Jan 25, 2023 |
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 World6 mins read Blog | Jan 17, 2023 |
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 |
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 Class6 mins read Blog | Jun 28, 2022 |
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 Age6 mins read Blog | Jun 8, 2022 |
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 ExposureResearch Report | Mar 7, 2022 |
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 Market8 mins read Blog | Jul 13, 2021 |
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.