Managing Director, Foreign Exchange
Silicon Valley Bank
Region: Northern California, Central Coast CA, Pacific Northwest
Dave Bhagat is a senior product advisor for SVB Silicon Valley Bank’s global financial services group, based in Palo Alto, Calif. He advises clients on currency hedging strategies and helps them with other aspects of global banking. In addition, he regularly writes articles on topics covering the global markets, conducts client seminars and webinars and co-hosts an internal weekly market call that covers the global and domestic fixed income and currency markets.
Bhagat has over 25 years of experience in the currency, fixed income and structured products markets and has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to joining SVB Silicon Valley Bank in 2005, he worked at several financial institutions including JP Morgan Chase, HSBC and Citigroup. He has been a fixed income and currency trader and has managed multi-product sales and trading desks.
Bhagat earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Elphinstone College, the University of Bombay, and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of Finance at the University