Overarching Theme - Modernizing Finance: Fostering the next leg of growth

The theme for Artha’13 is Modernizing Finance, Fostering the next leg of growth. The discussion at the Conclave would focus on exploring, discussing and deliberating the role of Financial Markets in shaping the next leg of India’s growth. The aim is to gain intellectual awareness on India-specific growth drivers, role of innovation in the financial sphere toward inclusive growth and how policy and regulation can influence this field.

Panel 1: Revitalization recipe for India’s investment landscape
  • Key challenges and obstacles faced when investing in Indian markets – shorter and sharper economic cycles, regulatory/legal issues, decline in Indian IPOs as retail demand falls, fading interest in small/mid-caps
  • Opportunities represented by the rise of new sectors, such as e-commerce and biotech, and new SEBI regulations driving alternate investment vehicles

  • Manish Chokhani, MD & CEO – Alliance Holdings
  • Avinash Gupta, MD, Head of Markets - BofA Merrill Lynch
  • Sandeep Kothari, Portfolio Manager - Fidelity Investments
  • Chirag Setalvad, Senior Fund Manager – HDFC MF
Panel 2: Role of PE/VC in kick-starting India’s entrepreneurial juggernaut
  • Evolving responsibilities of the private equity and venture capital investment industry
  • Insights and perspective on the current investment outlook on the start-up space in India, the opportunities in investing in public companies as well as buy-out opportunities
  • Different growth/exit mechanisms, differentiated value creation strategies employed by private equity firms
  • Challenges being faced by the industry and how they can be overcome

  • Sanjay Nayar, CEO – KKR India
  • Balachandra Naidu, MD & Co-head - Baring Asia
  • Neeraj Bharadwaj*, MD & Head - Carlyle India
  • Vikas Oberoi*, Promoter – Oberoi Group
  • VG Siddhartha*, Promoter – Café Coffee Day Group
Panel 3: DEALing the right cards – Taking Indian firms to the world
  • Focus on India’s outbound M&A activities - the overall trends, the drivers of acquiring overseas assets, strategies followed by the firms which have managed to break into foreign markets
  • Main issues affecting India as a strategic investment destination for global corporates, the most promising sectors for inward M&A, regulatory and cultural challenges that such acquisitions are confronted with
  • Approaches to assess  potential risks and key considerations during the preparation stage to better manage the process
  • Strategies to minimize the execution risks in cross border M&A and maximize the synergies

  • Ravneet Gill, CEO –Deutsche Bank India
  • Ashok Wadhwa, Promoter – Ambit Holdings
  • Aisha De Sequeira, Co-Country Head and Head of Investment Banking - Morgan Stanley India
  • Haigreve Khaitan, Partner – Khaitan & Co
  • D Muthukumaran, Head, Group Corporate Finance - Aditya Birla Group
Panel 4: BONDing - Emerging role of bond market in the Indian context
  • Scope for bond issues in the Indian market, factors holding back the growth of the Indian bond market, regulatory push required to kick start the bond market, access to retail investors
  • Liberalization of rules restricting foreign investors from participating in the Indian markets and the role it could play in easing India’s current account deficit woes
  • Possibility of capital flight by encouraging foreign investments into the bond market, potential for the infrastructure players in the bond
  • markets 

  • V Srinivasan, Executive Director – Axis Bank Limited
  • Rohit Chatterji, Head of Investment Banking - JPMorgan Chase India
  • Hithendra Dave, MD & Head of Global Markets – HSBC India
  • Koushik Chatterjee*, CFO - Tata Steel
Panel 5: Fin-o-vation: Turbo-charging the Indian Financial System
  • Highlight the areas where financial instruments are required in the Indian capital markets and make a significant impact by redistributing risks, and reducing transaction costs
  • Regulations required to encourage more investors to participate while ensuring that our markets are not exposed to excessive risks
  • Role of technology driven innovations such as use of Big Data to provide innovative products to commercial and retail customers

  • Nilesh Shah, MD & CEO – Axis Capital Limited
  • Ananth Narayan, MD - Global Markets, Co-Head of Wholesale Bank, South Asia at Standard
  • Chartered Bank
  • Amit Bordia, Co-head corporate finance, capital markets and treasury solutions - Deutsche Bank
Artha'13 - Agenda
TimeSession TypeTopic
9:00 AM9:15 AMWelcomeWelcome by Mr. Sanjay Nayar
9:15 AM9:45 AMKeynote AddressIndia Macro – Mr. U K Sinha, Chairman, SEBI
9:45 AM9:55 AMBreak 
9:55 AM10:45 AMPanel 1Revitalization recipe for India’s Investment Landscape
10:50 AM11:45 AMPanel 2Role of PE/VC in kick-starting India’s entrepreneurial juggernaut
11:45 AM12:00 PMBreak 
12:00 PM12:45 PM1x1India Macro - Ms. A. Bhattacharya, Chairman, SBI
12:45 PM1:45 PMLunch 
1:45 PM2:40 PMPanel 3DEALing the right cards – Taking Indian firms to the world
2:45 PM3:30 PMPanel 4BONDing : Emerging Role of  Bond Market in Indian context
3:30 PM3:45 PMBreak 
3:45 PM4:30 PMPanel 5Fin-o-vation: Turbo-charging the Indian Financial System
4:30 PM5:00 PMClosing KeynoteIndia Way Forward
5:00 PM5:15 PMThank YouMr. Ajit Ragnekar