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Last year's best analysts

Last year’s best analysts.

Sanjeev Prasad
Sanjeev Prasad
Sanjeev Prasad
Kotak Securities

He continued to remain the most popular analyst among fund managers and walked away with 10 votes, the highest number of votes. Next year, Prasad—who has been a constant on our list for the last five years—wants to be retired out of the list and into the equity analysts’ Hall of Fame. Let’s hope the fund managers oblige him!

Shirish Rane
Shirish Rane
Shirish Rane
IDFC-SSKI Securities

A regular on our previous lists, Rane could not make it to the list this year. Compared to seven votes last year, he managed only two in 2008.

Could the change in his firm’s name—from SSKI to IDFCSSKI— have anything to do with it?

Jesal Shah
Jesal Shah
Jesal Shah
JM Financial

This year, none of the fund managers remembered Shah as the pharmaceuticals sector remained an underperformer over the last one year. During the year, Shah moved from JP Morgan to JM Financial.

Manish Saxena
Deutsche Securities

As the capital goods sector cooled this year, so did the fund managers’ passion for Saxena. This year he rustled up just one vote.

Prabhat Awasthi
Lehman Brothers

He, too, missed the list this year and did not manage to get even a single vote. This could be due to Lehman Brothers acquiring the institutional business of BRICS Securities.

Priyanko Panja
Priyanko Panja
Priyanko Panja
Mangal Keshav

Securities Change jobs and lose awareness—not your own, but that of fund managers. That’s what seems to have happened in the case of Panja.

He moved from Edelweiss Securities to Mangal Keshav Securities and got no vote. Strange, but true.

Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh
Citigroup Investor Research

He keeps his place on the list for the second year in a row. Singh was on BT’s 2005 list as well, but didn’t make the cut the following year. Otherwise, this would have been Singh’s fourth year on the list. Incidentally, Singh too changed jobs (from SSKI to Citi) the year he failed to make it to our list.