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About IAIP

India Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), which is established April 2005 and located in Mumbai, is an association of local investment professionals. As one of the 136 CFA Institute member societies, IAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals. Consisting of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other financial professionals, IAIP promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond, and works to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry.

In conversation with – Kenneth Andrade…

Contributed by: Shravan Kumar Sreenivasula, CFA, IAIP and Birla Sun Life AMC Kenneth Andrade is known by the moniker “Midcap Moghul”. It is a very apt description of a fund manager who likes to be benchmark agnostic and aims to … Continue reading

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Demystifying Early Stage Startup Investing – The Opportunities & Challenges

By: Chetan G. Shah, CFA, Director, IAIP The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital industry has become sizeable over the last few years in terms of funds raised annually. Around 33 funds raised $4.9bn for investments in Indian start-ups in … Continue reading

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Investing vs Trading: An analogy with Cricket…

By: Sitaraman Iyer, CFA I believe the world of sports and investments have a lot in common. Being an Indian, I will take theliberty of drawing comparisons between cricket and investments. Over the next few weeks,I will try to cover … Continue reading

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THE ECONOMIC REALITY OF NON-CASH CHARGES

By Gaurang S. Trivedi, CFA The Art in Fundamental Analysis Financial statement analysis, which represents the art in the fundamental approach to valuation of equities, enables creditors and investors to make better economic decisions. Statutory statements prepared for reporting purposes … Continue reading

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Pax Sinica Redux or Economic Black Hole?

Contributed by: Ishwar Chidambaram, CFA, CIPM “… (We must) hide our capabilities and bide our time, never try to take the lead…” -Deng Xiaoping, Paramount Leader of the People’s Republic of China (1978-1989) On May 14, 2017, Deng Xiaoping would … Continue reading

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Sensex @ 30,000…What Next?

Contributed by: Shivani Chopra, CFA As the CFA Institute celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year, it remembers the seminal event that shaped the geographical reach of CFA Society network. Even today these events deliver value to the members by providing forums … Continue reading

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The Elephant & the Dragon: Changing Dynamics that affect Asia & Beyond

Contributed by: Ishwar Chidambaram, CFA On 6th May 2017, CFA Society India- Mumbai Chapter hosted a talk by Mr. Xu Sitao, Chief Economist and Partner of Deloitte China. Mr. Xu said that most people view China as an important source of … Continue reading

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