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Sukuks – Attracting Investors beyond Shariah Compliance

KIRAN KUMAR K V +91-99644-02318 www.isme.in A recent Sukuk bond issued (by Saudi Arabian Government) on Irish stock exchange for raising $9 billion in April, 2017, was a hot topic of discussion in the global investment market corridors, for it being a sovereign bond issued in accordance with Islamic finance or Shariah rules. And it […]

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The Caveat of Expenses of Investing in Retail Equity Investment

Prof. Kiran Kumar K V Faculty – Finance, ISME        kirankvk@isme.in Investment planning is a complicated exercise, especially, when one is an individual investor, investing for himself. He, not only needs to learn, & understand steps like goal setting, asset allocation, security selection, adviser and agent selection and timely revision, he also needs to be […]

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AN ACCOUNT OF BUZZWORDS IN FINTECH

KIRAN KUMAR K V “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and overestimate the effect in the long run” – Amara’s Law FinTech is the catchphrase in the financial markets and financial services industry across the globe. It’s been sounded in various financial media as something that’s going to […]

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PRIVATE TRUSTS & ESTATE PLANNING

KIRAN KUMAR K V The process of personal financial planning conducted professionally, cannot ignore the major aspect of estate planning. Estate planning is being gaining the popularity with more professionals entering the business. What used to be a process followed by only the super-rich, through their attorneys, is now being implemented in the financial advisory […]

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China – The US Investor’s Darling

KIRAN KUMAR K V “There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don’t know and those who don’t’ know they don’t know” John Kenneth Galbraith – Economist (1908-2006) With the US equity markets currently perceived to be an all bubble market with undue overvaluations. In the words of Mark W Yusko (Founder of Morgan Creek […]

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A PRIMER ON CORPORATE FINANCE DECISIONS

KIRAN KUMAR K V In the remarkably transformed global business and financial environment, the opportunities and challenges for the corporate finance practitioners has elevated to a newer and more complex state. In response, shareholder value has become the central corporate agenda and corporates are becoming more focused on value creation (Chandra, Strategic Financial Management: Managing for […]

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A PRIMER ON BONDS

KIRAN KUMAR K V A Bond is a contractual agreement between the issuer and the bondholders. There are three elements that an investor needs to know about when investing in a bond: ü  The bond’s features, including issuer, maturity, par value, and coupon rate and frequency, and currency denomination. These features determine the bond’s cash […]

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Managing a Derivative Portfolio & Strategies Thereof

Kiran Kumar K V The risk of a derivative product depends on what an investor does with it. It is not the fork’s fault if someone sticks it in an electric outlets and gets shocked. People should think of derivatives as neutral products that can be combined with other assets to create a more preferred […]

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VALUING DEBT & ANALYSING CREDIT RISK: A QUANTITATIVE MODEL

KIRAN KUMAR K V In the last two decades a number of financial crises have led to the growth of Credit Risk Analysis as a specialized proficiency. Events like the below have made the credit risk analysis models highly demanded by the financial world: The “Collapse of Japanese Bubble”: Due to a continued overinvestment that […]

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