Newsletter June 2020



MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD

New Normal, New Ways

Society Update
By Biharilal Deora, CFA

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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?

ESG
By Labanya Prakash Jena, CFA

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Climate change is threatening economic growth, food production, livelihood, & the financial system. In the “Report…

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COVER STORY 2

Covid-19 & Opportunity in US High Yield

US, FIXED INCOME
By Garish Kansal, CFA

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2019 was very good year for financial markets with almost all asset class delivering positive returns with few even delivering…

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

In Conversation with 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…

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In Conversation with Rishi Aswani, CFA

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Interviewed by Parvez Abbas, CFA

The COVID-19 pandemic represents serious economic, social and psychological impact globally and Emerging Market...

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EXPRESS

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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…

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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...

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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