Guest Info

Jayant Bhandari is a globetrotter with an unwavering quest for lucrative investment prospects, particularly in natural resources. Serving as an advisor to institutional investors, he shares his valuable discoveries. Formerly, Bhandari held a directorial position on the board of Gold Canyon, a publicly-listed Canadian enterprise, prior to its merger with another entity. His extensive journey encompasses six fruitful years at US Global Investors, a boutique firm specialising in natural resource investments based in San Antonio, Texas, and a one-year stint with Casey Research.

Before venturing from his native India, he masterminded and efficiently managed the Indian subsidiaries of two prominent European corporations. His incisive insights span across diverse domains, including politics, economics, and culture, and have been featured in esteemed publications such as Liberty magazine, Mises Institute (USA, Canada, India), Casey Research, Acting Man, International Man, Mining Journal, Zero Hedge, Lew Rockwell, Fraser Institute, Le Québécois Libre, Mauldin Economics, Northern Miner, Mining Markets, among others. As a contributing editor, he enriches the pages of Liberty magazine.

Beyond his financial pursuits, Bhandari also curates an annual philosophy seminar, “Capitalism & Morality,” in Vancouver, fostering intellectual exploration. Holding an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and a B. Engineering degree from SGSITS (India), his academic prowess is as remarkable as his global adventures.

About the Show

Identity, often an intangible force that shapes our beliefs, aspirations, and affiliations, is a dynamic force that extends its influence beyond individual lives, cascading onto the broader canvas of nations. A nation’s identity, history, values, and collective ethos weaves into the economic tapestry, moulding policies, investment decisions, and trade dynamics. 

In this thought-provoking instalment of the Brown Business series, host Rajan Nazran takes us into a realm where identity interlaces seamlessly with economics, reshaping the fabric of nations’ financial landscapes.

Our guest, Jayant Bhandari, a seasoned Institutional Investor Consultant, lends his expertise to illuminate the profound correlation between identity and economic performance. As we embark on this intellectual journey, we unravel the intricate threads that bind cultural heritage, societal narratives, and economic trajectories. Their discourse also extends to economic prospects in Africa and significant oil firms in the Caribbean, delving into potential pitfalls, especially in countries like Guyana.

Join us as we explore how the interplay of identity and economics can wield a transformative impact on the destiny of nations, shedding light on the nuanced connections that often go unnoticed. We explore how the mosaic of identity constructs a framework for economic performance, driving innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tune in for a captivating conversation transcending conventional boundaries, offering fresh perspectives and insights into the profound interdependence of identity and economic prowess.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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