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Artha 2013

Artha ISB Capital Markets Conclave 2013 was recently organised at Mumbai by the students of the Finance Club at ISB across the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses in association with the vibrant ISB alumni community with the aim to host leading visionaries across the banking, private equity and capital markets.
The Capital Markets Conclave is the annual flagship event of the Finance Club designed to provide an interactive platform and serve as an interface between students, the alumni association and professionals in the industry. For the first time the Conclave was held in Mumbai closer to the business and financial community in the commercial capital of the country.
Having hosted some of the highly accomplished leaders in the past, this year too, the Conclave brought together some of the best minds at the forefront of the industry, policy and academia through interactive discussions, with the aim of developing perspectives and inspiring the student and alumni body.
Keynote speakers UK Sinha, Chairman SEBI and Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, State Bank of India reiterated the role of B-Schools in finance related research and knowledge sharing when it comes to modernising finance and fostering the next leg of growth. These views were also echoed by several prominent business leaders from the banking and finance industry who spoke at the at the Conclave.
While SEBI Chairman Sinha spoke about the growing need for finance related research projects to be undertaken by B-School students and alumni in various capital market areas such as risk management, deepening the penetration of financial products in India, SBI Chairperson. Bhattacharya spoke about the need for collaborations with B-Schools for products, knowledge banks and examining risk appetite.
Sanjay Nayar, CEO, KKR India delivered the Welcome Address and Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, addressed the gathering and applauded the enthusiasm of the alumni of the School for realising their vision of having the Capital Markets Conclave at the commercial capital of the country for the first time.
This was followed by five panel discussions – “Revitalization recipe for India’s Investment Landscape”, “Role of PE/VC in kick-starting India’s entrepreneurial juggernaut”, “DEALing the right cards – Taking Indian firms to the world”, “BONDing : Emerging Role of  Bond Market in Indian context”, “Fin-o-vation: Turbo-charging the Indian Financial System”,  and the Closing address – “India’s Way Forward”.  
Other dignitaries present at the conclave included Ravneet Gill, CEO, Deutsche Bank, Ashok Wadhwa, Group CEO- Ambit Holdings, De Sequeira , Co-Country Head And Head Of Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley, Haigreve Khaitan, Partner - Khaitan & Co., D Muthukumaran, Head -Group Corporate Finance, Aditya Birla Group, Nilesh Shah, MD & CEO, Axis Capital, Ananth Narayan, Co-Head Of Wholesale Banking – South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank, Srinivasan Varadarajan, Executive Director - Axis Bank, Sandeep Kothari CIO, Fidelity Investments, Manish Chokhani, MD & CEO, Alliance Holdings, Avinash Gupta, MD, BofA Merrill Lynch, Balachandra Naidu, MD & Co-head, Baring Asia, Rohit Chatterji, Head of Investment Banking, JP Morgan Chase amongst others