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ISB Artha drives the debate on India’s Sweet Spot

The Indian School of Business (ISB), hosted PJ Nayak, Former Chairman, CEO, Axis Bank and Sanjay Nayar, CEO, KKR as keynote speakers at Artha 2015 – ISB’s Annual Capital Markets Conclave being held in Mumbai. The conclave brought together some of the best minds at the forefront of industry, policy and academia. Artha 2015 is co-organised by students of the Finance Club at ISB and alumni.

The theme of the Conclave for this year was, “India in a Sweet Spot? - Initiatives required to emerge as a ‘Breakout Nation.’ Accomplished leaders debated various approaches to position India as a favoured investment destination, and the kind of investments needed to catalyse India’s growth and find out how India can become the next growth engine in Asia.

The first panel on ‘Role of banks and FIIs in financing long term growth’ comprising of Vikram Limaye, MD & CEO, IDFC, Harshvardhan, Global Partner & Head of financial services, Bain & Company, and Giri Jadeja, Head – Asia Financial Institutions group, IFC and moderated by Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian of ISB deliberated on whether India can become the next growth engine in Asia through banks acting as catalysts of growth in the next decade.

The second panel on ‘Attracting Private and Public Capital Flows vis-à-vis other Emerging Markets’ was presided by Manisha Girotra, Chief Executive Officer Moelis; Gaurav Ahuja, Director, Chrys Capital; Shankar Narayanan, MD, Carlyle; Vish Narain, Partner, TPG Growth; moderated by Viraj Mahadevia. The panelists spoke about private and public market flows throwing insights on India and other emerging vis-à-vis developed markets.

The  third panel discussion on “Capital Markets: Engines of Economic growth” had participation from Atul Joshi MD, Fitch Ratings, Amay Hattangadi ED, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Sashi Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer, Birla Sunlife Insurance and Nilesh Shah Kotak Mahindra AMC as panelists and moderated by Nisha Poddar Anchor & Editor, ET Now.

Panel four was a discussion on “India Way Forward - Sunrise Sectors, Investments and Beyond”. Rahul Anand Sr. Economist, IMF, Sandeep Murthy Founder, Lightbox Management, Prashant Prakash Partner, Accel Partners and Nitin Nayar MD, Warbug Pincus participated in this discussion moderated by Ashish Bhinde ED, Avendus Capital

Artha is the annual flagship event of the ISB Finance Club and has hosted some highly accomplished leaders in the past. The conclave brings together some of the best minds at the forefront of industry, policy and academia through interactive discussions, with the aim of developing perspectives and inspiring the student body.