High on India

Finding a job in the investment world was always going to be easy for Navroz Udwadia, a second-year student at Harvard Business School and a former Rhodes scholar at Oxford. But what made him stand out was not just his brain—it was that he'd grown up in Bombay and had a passion for Indian equities. "Every hedge fund I interviewed with was fascinated by my Indian background," says Udwadia. Four of them offered him jobs. One didn't even wait for him to graduate—the fund's managers gave him $5 million to invest in Indian stocks in his spare time between...

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