Newsletter-June 2020

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

New Normal, New Ways

SOCIETY UPDATE

By Biharilal Deora, CFA 

 

 

Last quarter has been a momentous journey for us as a society and all of us individually. Covid-19 was an inflection point to…

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COVER STORY 1

Is India’s equity market responding to the threat of climate change?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

By Labanya Prakash Jena, CFA

 

Climate change is threatening economic growth, food production, livelihood, & the financial system. In the “Report on Trend and Progress of,”…

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COVER STORY 2

Covid-19 & Opportunity in US High Yield

US, FIXED INCOME

By Garish Kansal, CFA

 

2019 was very good year for financial markets with almost all asset class delivering positive returns with few even delivering double-digit gains including equities…

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

In Conversation with Ms. Jyoti Bisbey UNESCAP

POLICY

Interviewed by Deivanai Arunachalam

 

Can COVID-19 pandemic teach us a lesson to bring resilient business continuity?
GDP growth has often been overemphasized as an indicator of a nation’s economic well-being…

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

In Conversation with Mr. Rishi Aswani, CFA

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Interviewed by Parvez Abbas, CFA

 

Alternative Investments have gained traction over the past decade. They are increasingly becoming a preferred choice among the investors  as they provide diversification…

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RESEARCH

Covid-19 & EM: From Panic to Possibility

EM, FIXED INCOME

By Rajnish Kumar

 

The COVID-19 pandemic represents serious economic, social and psychological impact globally and Emerging Market (EM) in particular due to lack of health care infrastructure

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EXPRESS

Market Outlook – July 2020

ECONOMY

By Navneet Munot, CFA

 

The June’20 quarter ended up being the best for US equities in over 20 years. For India, this was the best quarter in 11 years, since June 2009. The rise has been as swift…

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Probabilistic or Limbic?

BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE

By Prashant Shah, CFA

 

The human mind is truly remarkable. And difficult to understand in its (il)logic & (lack of) thought process. Looking at the behaviour of people around me…

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“My experience in the Covid-19 War-Room”

COVID-19

By Rishi Doshi, CFA

 

The world came to a pause, but for some, it was not just busier than ever, but riskier than ever. Yes, while the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic relentlessly marched…

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End of the Runway: Is Covid-19 a watershed moment for startups?

COVID-19

By Rajendra Kalur, CFA

 

“We can ignore reality but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality”: Ayn Rand My attention was drawn to a news item which said that India Nivesh…

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INSIGHTS FROM WEBINARS

“Practitioners’ Insights: Valuing IPOs” By Mr. Nitin Bhasin

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“CEO’s Insights: Client communication in times of crisis” by Ms. Radhika Gupta

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“Company Insights: How are Boards & Companies Responding to the Crisis” by Dr. Punita Kumar Sinha, CFA

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“Angel Investing: Why, Who and How to Angel Invest” by Ms. Padmaja Ruparel

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“Corona Financial Crisis – Is This Time Different?” by Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao

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“Practitioners’ Insights: Valuation in Stressed Times” By Ms. Nimisha Pandit, CFA

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“Career Insights: Treasury Management” by Ms. Jayna Gandhi, CFA

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SELECTED READINGS

The World in Crisis: Global Analysis by Peter Zeihan

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Is the Coronavirus rocking the foundations of capital markets?

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Crypto Dreamin’? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Michael S. Falk, CFA 

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No Longer Superheroes? Twilight of the Bonds by Nicolas Rabener 

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A Report on the Indian Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Industry

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