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