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Where is the Anna Hazare for our companies?

Anna Hazare’s battle against corruption is about public money, collected as tax by the government and spent by it too. The lokpal is a watchdog that the campaign wants to oversee how this money is spent. But there are other forms of public money – trust funds that receive donations and public limited companies that raise money from the public through equity shares or through debt instruments like debentures or fixed deposits, and there is no Anna Hazare to protest corruption in these entities.  Several institutional watchdogs exist to oversee these funds. The Securities and Exchanges Board of India is one,...
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Research group accuses Ambanis of shortchanging investors

MUMBAI, 23 JULY: Describing the split between the Ambani brothers as a charade, Canada-based Veritas Investment Research has accused them of actions that shortchanged investors. The Veritas report, jointly authored by Mr Neeraj Monga and Mr Varun Raj, says "Reliance Communications Limited is a poster child of everything that is wrong with corporate India, and irrespective of management's assertion about values and integrity in various annual reports, we find no credible evidence of either in its financial statements or those of its former parent, Reliance Industries Limited." The report is titled ~ Brothers in Arms: Misappropriating a Fortune.  The provocative comments come...
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Muddy Waters Research Is a Thorn to Some Chinese Companies

Carson C. Block of Muddy Waters ResearchSHANGHAI — Carson C. Block makes even Wall Street cringe. Last week, the founder of the investment firm Muddy Waters Research issued a scathing report on a Chinese forestry company, calling it a “pump and dump” scheme that has been “aggressively committing fraud.” The remarks set off a sharp sell-off in shares of the company, Sino-Forest, prompting Canadian authorities to temporarily halt trading. Since the report, the stock has fallen more than 70 percent, erasing billions of dollars in value from a company whose investors include Paulson & Company, the hedge fund run by the billionaire John A. Paulson. “They overstated...
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Life of a Merchant Banker

Sunit Joshi
Mr. Sunit Joshi, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group, SBI Capital Markets speaks about the role of merchant banking in the Indian capital market.
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Looking for a Career in the Asset Management Industry?

Krishna Sanghvi
Mr. Krishna Sanghvi, Head of Equities at Kotak Mutual Fund manages several mutual funds like Kotak Opportunities, Kotak Tax Saver, Kotak Balance etc. He shares his extensive experience in the Indian Asset Management Industry and explains how students can make a career in this industry.
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What is the Cure of India's Inflation Problem?

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Amol Agrawal, an Economist, discusses the reasons for the rising inflation in India and how it can be restrained to sustainable levels.
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CFA Institute's India Investment Management Conference

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CFA Institute organized the "India Investment Management Conference 2011" at Mumbai on January 7, 2011. Renowned experts from the finance world like Abby Joseph Cohen, CFA and Professor Aswath Damodaran were part of the conference.
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Scope of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) in Emerging Markets like India

Matt Patsky, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Asset Management Corporation
Matt Patsky, CFA is the Chief Executive Officer at Trillium Asset Management Corporation. He speaks about Socially Responsible Investing and it's scope in emerging markets like India.
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Frequently Asked Questions about New York University's Math Finance Program

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Petter Kolm, Director of the Mathematics in Finance Masters Program at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University answers some of the frequently asked questions about the Math Finance Program at NYU.

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DG College Representative

DG College Rep         Are you in college? Are you a Finance buff? Are you a leader? Do you love extra-curriculars? If you do, surely you want to part of DaulatGuru’s Campus Connection Program.As part of our Campus Connection program, we are offering college students a unique learning experience of working with DaulatGuru.  ‘DG College Rep’ as we call it, will be a DG Ambassador in his/her respective college. Each college will have 2 Reps (one from second year and another from third year/pre-final year for undergraduate colleges and one from first year and another from second year for MBA...
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