Shahbaz Merchant, an equity analyst tracking the Indian BFSI sector, is pursuing the Oxford MBA to push his career to the next level and move from the sell-side of investment to the buy-side. He’s keen to learn more about the applications of AI and data science in investment research which he believes would allow a larger number of potential opportunities to be assessed and ultimate enhance the quality of insight generation.
Shahbaz was motivated to join Oxford Saïd due to the diverse class composition which will allow him to engage with peers with technical backgrounds to better understand the potential of AI tools in this area. He is also participating in the Finance Lab, and hoping to gain a place in the Asset Management Masterclass.
He describes choosing Oxford Saïd as a ‘no-brainer’ and receiving the Rewley Scholarship as ‘instrumental in being able to pursue an MBA' and looks forward to engaging with the School and wider University community.