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Whom will Alok Aggarwal, CEO of Evalueserve, hire for a position in Investment Research?

 

Careers in Investment Research at Evalueserve
Mr. Alok Aggarwal is the Founder of Evalueserve. He speaks to DaulatGuru.com on how students can prepare for a career in investment research and what skills are valuable to Evalueserve.
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Switching Career from Software to Finance

Brian Skiba
Brian has an unique story on how he switched from a career in software to finance. He shares his perspective on how students can switch to a career in finance in this economy. Brian Skiba is a Managing Partner at Treadstone Advisors and Chairman at MaxID Corp. He was previously a Managing Director, senior equity research analyst and equity strategist at Deutsche Bank, based in New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Brian was head of software and IT services equity research in Europe at Lehman Brothers.
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Prof. Damodaran's Perspective on Valuation of Finance Firms

Professor Aswath Damodaran of the Stern School of Business at New York University has written books on equity valuation (Damodaran on Valuation, Investment Valuation, The Dark Side of Valuation). These books are very popular among finance students all over the world.
Damodaran on Valuation
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From Swine Flu to China Flu

Rahul has graduated in Economics and is a CFA Level 3 candidate. He started his career as an Analyst in McKinsey & Co., specializing in Macro Economics. He is currently heading the Fundamental Research Analysis team at Kredent Brokerage Services Ltd.   Over the past few weeks the most haunting fear that the world is facing is the outbreak of swine flu and there were fears that this could lead to a slowdown in cross border business and financial activities and thus the fall in the global markets.Though the fear concerns are justified to some extent, however this fear is...
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Charles Faron speaks to DaulatGuru.com

Charles Faron
Charles Faron is a Senior Advisor at Duff & Phelps, which is a leading global independent provider of financial advisory and investment banking services. Charles has extensive experience leading high-technology and business services companies through operational restructurings and periods of dynamic growth.
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Careers in Corporate Finance in the Energy Industry

Dhairya Gupta is a Lead Consultant - Strategy & Change at IBM. Prior to IBM, he was a Finance Analyst at Irving Oil in Canada. He has an MBA from Babson College and a B.E. from Delhi College of Engineeing. Now that Daulatguru is up and running lets partner and discuss about issues related to careers in finance. With my focus remaining on energy and finance, here is a little guidance for a successful interview for Finance positions in Energy companies. This is an excerpt from Vault Career Guide: In a utility, pipeline operator, or oil company, the corporate finance...
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Interview with Prof. Zvi Bodie

 

Prof. Bodie is very popular among finance students especially because of his textbook, Investments, which is coauthored by Alex Kane and Alan Marcus. He speaks to DaulatGuru.com on how students can plan a career in finance and where he expects creation of future finance jobs.
Investments by Bodie, Kane and Marcus
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Love Finance? Love Technology too? Read on ...

Narayanan Raman has considerable experience in technology consulting for the BFSI space. He is currently working on systems analysis and business strategy areas in Financial Recovery Technologies, a leading securities class action claims processing services provider. Prior to joining the Boston University's MS-MBA program, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Wipro. Love Finance? Love Technology too? Read on ...   A very simple equation: Financial Services industry the way it is today, minus the technological advancements that support it equals a number very close to zero. Try imagining Financial Services in isolation, without all the sophisticated pricing systems, conventional...
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Towards Defining "Hawala"

Smarak Swain is an IRS Officer and currently working as an Assistant Commissioner (IT), NADT, Nagpur. He qualified in the UPSC Civil Services Exam in 2008 and has a B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur. He has also written a book titled "Applied Psychology: India-specific and cross-cultural Approaches". In the course of my research on "Hawala", my first observation was that Hawala is mired by stereotypes -both by laymen and scholars. During my interaction with laymen (which includes many students of finance and taxmen) I came to know that almost everyone considers Hawala a route to flush out dirty money out of...
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Transitioning to a Career in Finance During the Worst Economic Crisis of Our Lives!

Shrikant Dave is a Senior Financial Analyst at Staples, which is the world's largest office products company. He has also worked at SAP in a finance role. He has an MBA in Finance from US and is a CFA Level 2 Candidate. Our Doubts are Traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt - William ShakespeareIntroductionIn my opinion, the most critical decision for a b-school student is probably the decision he/she makes even before they enter a b-school. It is choosing the career path you want to take after your MBA. For most...
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