University of Rochester

Advancement Awards

Murali Ganti

’01S (MBA)


Murali Ganti is a director and senior research analyst at Citigroup, managing leveraged loans and corporate bonds across the health care sector. A seasoned investment professional with broad international experience, he has covered the health care industry for more than a decade, and specializes in the fixed income arena across leverage loans, high grade, and high yield asset classes.

Mr. Ganti grew up in Switzerland and Kenya, attending the International School of Kenya before pursuing an undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1992, earning his master’s degree in accounting two years later from the State University of New York at Albany. Mr. Ganti completed his studies at the University of Rochester, graduating with his MBA from the Simon Business School in 2001. He is also a certified public accountant.

Prior to entering the investment business, Mr. Ganti served as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young, where he ran field audits for banks and complex financial services companies. He began his finance career at Bank of America in 2001 where he was a member of the top ranked high yield health care team, as recognized by the Institutional Investor “All-America Fixed Income Research Survey.” After six years at Bank of America, he went on to hold leadership positions at several renowned financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nomura Securities International, Inc., and BNP Paribas. Mr. Ganti joined Citigroup, assuming his current role, in 2013.

Deeply proud of his alma mater, Mr. Ganti has remained an active alumnus, lending his time and expertise to a number of University organizations and committees. He has served on the Simon Alumni Council, and currently volunteers his time as a mentor for Simon students and as a member of the Simon Alumni Board and the George Eastman Circle New York City Leadership Council. As council members, he and his wife, Sonali, have played a significant role in the success of growing membership and engaging alumni, families, and friends around the country. They return to Rochester frequently, working to strengthen alumni engagement throughout Simon and across the University.