The top challenges facing U.K. Sinha

MINT ASIA- FEBRUARY 19, 2016 The top challenges facing U.K. Sinha S.G. BADRINATH CHAIRPERSON, CENTRE FOR CAPITAL MARKETS AND RISK MANAGEMENT, IIM-B VENKATESH PANCHAPAGESAN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, FINANCE AND CONTROL AREA, IIM-B Now that U.K. Sinha has gotten one more year as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India

Lender’s responsibility towards sustainable development

The enactment of the Companies Act, 2013 and its stress on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has changed the way India Inc. once thought about philanthropy. Modern day corporations are now expected (indeed required) to participate more and more in the State’s drive of fostering social welfare. With increasing focus on

Ever-greening of Bank Loans in India

“One can put lipstick on a pig but it doesn’t become a princess.”

Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, on the rampant practice of ever-greening of loans by banks in India


Summary of talk by Mr. Srinivas Pulavarti at the CCMRM

  Mr. Srinivas Pulavarti, Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company presented his views on portfolio management and global financial markets at the Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management, IIM-Bangalore, on September 24, 2015. With over 20 years’ experience in managing portfolios, Mr. Pulavarti provided important perspectives on the flux

Whither GDP

The initial furore about drastic revisions in India’s GDP which triggered my piece in Mint earlier this year requires follow-up.  Two news items in the Western Media caught my eye recently. The first is an assessment report by the Boston Consulting Group (here) and the second an inaugural

On India’s recently revised GDP estimates

The following piece by Prof. SG Badrinath, Visiting Faculty & Chair, CCMRM, IIM-B was featured on Monday, 15th February 2015 in the Opinions section of the Mint newspaper. In the last week, there have been a number of pieces talking about the dramatic revision in Indian GDP estimates. On

Literacy and MSME

MSME.9.5This post provides preliminary reactions to a Consultative Paper on National MSME policy which was solicited by the Development Commissioner, MSME.  Given my expertise, it only addresses the financial aspects of MSME development in India. It is well known