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Toeing the Trend Line

Rohit Kumar works in a corporate finance role at a leading multinational corporation. His previous stints include International Economics roles at Planning Commission of India and Strategic Sourcing work at Tata Motors. He is a CFA L2 candidate. He has done his MBA from NITIE Mumbai and engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. He can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     The shadow of economic and financial crisis of 2008 has prolonged, casting a serious doubt on trend of industrial growth. The aftermath of political logjam in a fatal mixture of high debt and low growth regime has made...
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Kingfisher a goner, says analyst who tore into RIL, RCom

A Canada-based analyst who had ripped asunder the financials of Reliance Industries and Reliance Communications in July has now decimated the balance sheet of Kingfisher Airlines, virtually calling the company bankrupt. Neeraj Monga of Veritas Investment Research Corp of Toronto, Canada, said not only Kingfisher, but its parent UB Holdings is also on very thin ice. Monga, along with analyst Varun Raj said Kingfisher’s book equity has been wiped out, and the airline is burning cash at a rapid rate. It is in a business which requires capital perpetually and it has no pricing power, they said. The duo also note...
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Interview with Vikas Khemani, EVP, Edelweiss Capital

Vikas Khemani
Mr. Vikas Khemani, Executive Vice President & Co-Head Institutional Equities at Edelweiss Capital shares his experience of managing the Wholesale Capital Markets business at Edelweiss.
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What is Equity Research?

Avadhut Nigudkar is an independent online entrepreneur and founder of FinanceWalk. He has over 12 years of experience working with a credit rating agency, a software company, a healthcare company and a boutique investment bank. He has also rendered services as a visiting faculty to top business schools in India and is a member of Mckinsey Online Executive Panel. Avadhut is a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and a CSMP (Certified Securities Markets Professsional).                       What is Equity Research? Equity research is what an equity research analyst does. Well, to...
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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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Interest Rates Risk & The Scenario in India

Suyash Bharadwaj is an MBA student from IIM Calcutta. During his summer internship in the Investment Banking Division at Bonanza Portfolio Limited, Suyash was involved in Fund Raising and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory. Interest Rate Risk – A risk is any variation from the expected return of an investment on the downside. An interest rate risk implies the risk that an investment's value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between two rates, in the shape of the yield curve or in any other interest rate relationship. Basically such a downside depends...
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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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Sizzling Sensex

Suyash Bharadwaj is an MBA student from IIM Calcutta. During his summer internship in the Investment Banking Division at Bonanza Portfolio Limited, Suyash was involved in Fund Raising and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory. For the starters, Sensex is the sensitive index, the benchmark index of 30 most illustrious companies whose shares are traded in the Bombay Stock Exchange. The base value of Sensex is calculated by a free float market method. By this method a weight is assigned to the market price of stock and is multiplied with the existing stock price. This weight is the number of shares available...
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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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When is the next US economic crisis likely to occur?

Sougata Basu is the Founder of DaulatGuru.com. He has an MBA in Finance from Boston University and has done Electrical Engineering from BIT, Mesra, India. August 2010: Almost 2 years after the financial crisis of 2008, we still do not see a real recovery in the US economy. The data on unemployment and debt levels in US do not indicate any significant improvement. The economic crisis of 2008 was not a sudden disaster like an earthquake or a tsunami that happened without sufficient warning signals. It was building up as the consequence of serious economic problems that started many years...
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Frequently Asked Questions about New York University's Math Finance Program

NYU Math Finance Program

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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Prof. Tarun Khanna of HBS Discusses Strategies for Winning in Emerging Markets

Prof. Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School
Professor Tarun Khanna of Harvard Business School is an expert on business strategies for emerging markets. He speaks to DaulatGuru.com and discusses how his new book can help entrepreneurs from emerging markets like India.
Winning in Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Strategy and Execution
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Richard Koo, Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute explains how this "Balance Sheet Recession" is different

Richard Koo, Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute
Mr. Richard C. Koo is the Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute, the research arm of Nomura Securities, Tokyo. He has recently released a book titled “Balance Sheet Recession - Japan's Struggle with Uncharted Economics and its Global Implications”. In this interview he explains how the recession in 2008 was different and what should be the role of the Government.
Balance Sheet Recession: Japan's Struggle with Uncharted Economics and its Global Implications
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