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ACG Boston's Growth Conference 2010

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The Association for Corporate Growth or ACG is the global community for middle market M&A dealmakers and corporate business community.

 

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Robert Pozen, Chairman of MFS Investment Management, Discusses How to Fix the U.S. Financial System

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Robert C. Pozen,Chairman of MFS Investment Management,manages over $200 billion in assets. He speaks to DaulatGuru.com on how US needs to solve some of the problems in its present financial system.
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Learnings from the 2010 CFA Institute Annual Conference at Boston

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The CFA Institute held its Annual Conference in Boston from May 16-19, 2010. Around 1,500 investment professionals attended this event from all across the globe.
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Q&A With Jim Chanos: Inside The Fall Of Enron, His Greatest Trade Ever

%20%28Charlie%20Rose%29This is an excerpt from Business Insider's Q&A session with famed short-seller Jim Chanos. Perhaps Chanos' most famous trade of all time is his shorting of Enron before the company collapsed. That is what we focus on today. ----------------------- Business Insider: Let's talk Enron. It's known as your biggest trade. I heard that early in the 1990s, around '93 or so, is when you first started to look into the company.   Jim Chanos: We had looked at it a few times because it was a rapid acquirer of companies but never saw anything well before our involvement that made us pull the...
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Will the US Dollar collapse?

Rohit is an Electronics Engineer from BIT, MESRA, Ranchi and is doing his MBA from NITIE, Mumbai. He has worked in Strategic sourcing Group of Tata Motors Pune for projects involving Nano and Jaguar & Land Rover. He is also a CFA Level 1 candidate. History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake - James JoyceThere have been numerous reserve currencies over the centuries, but none more widely accepted than the US dollar is, since 1944. While the US dollar has fluctuated widely in value over the 65 years since its designation as the reserve currency, its...
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Highest-NAV Ulips are pure marketing gimmick

Recently, there have been several advertisements of products which guarantee investors the highest net asset value (NAV) of the scheme. Such declarations come as a relief to the layman, who neither understands the intricacies of the stock market nor has the time to buy low and sell high. However, the devil lies in the detail. Let us see how most of these plans work: Timing the returns Although the stock markets in India have been delivering superb returns since 2004, the massive crash of -52.45% in 2008 did cause panic amongst the market players and left investors with colossal losses. No wonder...
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Update on the CFA exams in June 2010 in India cfa institute news india

Dr. Ashvin P. Vibhakar, CFA Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operations for CFA Institute  Dr. Ashvin P. Vibhakar, CFA, joined CFA Institute on September 1, 2007. Based in Hong Kong, Dr. Vibhakar is responsible for developing and implementing various operating strategies in the Asia Pacific region, including society relations, employer and university outreach, candidate recruitment and support, and member services. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, his MBA from Central Missouri State University, and his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from M.S. University of Baroda, India. Sougata Basu speaks to him. Thank you Dr. Vibhakar for speaking to us. DaulatGuru.com is a forum for finance students and professionals...
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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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MD, CFA Institute Discusses the Latest Developments on the CFA Exams in India

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Dr. Ashvin P. Vibhakar, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operations for CFA Institute discusses how the CFA curriculum is adapting to the changes in the financial system after the crisis in 2008. He also talks about the CFA exams in June 2010 to be held in India.

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Switching Career from Software to Finance

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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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Exclusive Discounts for Members of DaulatGuru.com

Discounts for members Members of DaulatGuru.com can now avail special offers and discounts from the following companies. Please fill the "Discount Form" on the right side of this page. For e.g. to request for a discount on the FRM course at Kredent, write "Kredent" in the Institute field and "FRM" in the Course Details.   Élan Guides is a US based CFA Prep Institute founded by CFA charterholders, and headed by a graduate of the Wharton School of Business. Now you can get the world class Élan Guides material and comprehensive video lectures at special Indian prices. As a member of DaulatGuru.com, you'll...
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Print this page for discounts

Discount for members of DaulatGuru.com DaulatGuru.com is proud to partner with Finance course providers to get exclusive discounts for our members. Two easy steps to save money on Finance courses: Print this page and take it along with you to the institute when registering for the course. You can click the print icon on the top of this page. Please send us an email with your name, the name of the institute and the course details at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To the Institute: Please provide Mr./Ms. ..................................................................... (write your name) the discount agreed upon as an exclusive benefit to the members of DaulatGuru.com. Thank you, DaulatGuru.com  ...
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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.
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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

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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.
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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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