K Vaidya Nathan

Assistant Professor (Practice), Finance
ISB Alumni Endowment Research Fellow

Email vaidya_nathan@isb.edu


Vaidya Nathan is a Resident faculty at the Indian School of Business, Mohali. Prior to joining ISB, he was a Resident faculty at the School of Business, University of Connecticut and continues to hold a Visiting Faculty position there. Before becoming an academic, he was an Investment Banker with JPMorganChase Bank in Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore and has advised financial institutions and corporates in Asia-Pacific region on hedging and risk management. He specializes in Credit Derivative, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income products. He has also advised corporates in Telecom, Media and Technology space on mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, acquisition financing, capital structure advisory, alternative investments, and debt restructuring. He is also a Consultant with the World Bank.

He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) by the Global Association for Risk Professionals (GARP), New York. He holds a PhD in Finance and has done his Post Doctoral Fellowship from Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. He is a columnist with the Financial Express (http://archive.financialexpress.com/columnist/kvaidyanathan/1). He is the author of two books: Credit Risk Management for Indian Banks (Sage Publications, London) and Credit Derivatives (McGrawHill Education, New York).

He won the Most Outstanding Faculty Award at the University of Connecticut, School of Business in 2014. He won the ISB Alumni Endowment Research Fellow award in 2019. He was appointed Chairman-LOCF Committee for Economics by the University Grants Commission (UGC). He has been Associate Dean (RCI Programs) in the past. He is currently Faculty Director-PGP Finance.



  • 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor of Finance (Practice), Indian School of Business
  • 2015 - Present: Visiting Faculty, University of Connecticut
  • 2018 - 2018: Associate Dean - RCI-AMP Programs, Indian School of Business
  • 2017 - 2018: ISB Alumni Endowment Research Fellow, Indian School of Business
  • 2015 - 2017: Lecturer, Indian School of Business
  • 2013 - 2014: Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Business, University of Connecticut


In the Media

September 23, 2020: Experts discuss: India labour laws reforms, CNBC.

June 5, 2020: Experts discuss: Will diluting labour laws revamp the economy or create a labour crisis?, BBC.

May 11, 2020: Experts discuss: Is this the right time to dilute labour laws, CNBC.

July , 2019: An imprint of ISB on the Economic Survey, Hindu Business Line.

June 17, 2019: What's wrong with Arvind Subramanian's GDP math, The Economic Times.

July 12, 2018: Wilful defaults: the financial underbelly of the Indian banking system, Fortune India.

February 6, 2018: Budget 2018: There is very little in terms of incentives for job creation, Financial Express.

November 22, 2017: Moody's on Modi's structural reforms, Financial Express.

October 11, 2017: Under Trump, jingoism trumps policy, Financial Express.

April 11, 2017: How to value an NPA? In Deccan Chronicle case only 37 paise can be recovered per rupee of the loan, Financial Express.

April 5, 2017: How to value bank NPAs? Regulator must come up with methodology and acknowledge it will not be perfect, Financial Express.

January 27, 2017: Budget Expectations-2017 from ISB Hyderabad, Doordarshan.

June 29, 2016: Here’s how to shape the future of higher education in India, Financial Express.

February 24, 2015: Facing the bubble economy, Financial Express.

November 28, 2014: Facing the bubble economy, Financial Express.

June 11, 2014: Use the Ostrom design, Financial Express.

May 28, 2014: Mapping Modinomics and the new Cabinet, Financial Express.

April 2, 2014: Government must let go of its hold on PSBs, Financial Express.

January 13, 2014: Leaving a legacy of jobless growth, Financial Express.

December 16, 2013: Managing the too-big-to-fail, Financial Express.

December 12, 2013: Wasting the crisis, Financial Express.

November 23, 2013: The right moves, Financial Express.

October 31, 2013: It’s quite uneasy doing business in India, Financial Express.

October 12, 2013: UMP exit tremors not to rock India, Financial Express.

October 8, 2013: A dollar ain’t a dollar anymore, Financial Express.

May 2, 2013: Fiscal is the new fad, Financial Express.

April 20, 2013: New bail-in template: Rubicon crossed, Financial Express.

February 28, 2013: Austere Budget and ‘crowding out’ effect, Financial Express.

February 19, 2013: High-speed aspirations on slow tracks, Financial Express.

January 15, 2013: A bit too little, a bit too late, Financial Express.

December 25, 2012: Political turmoil vs economic turmoil, Financial Express.

December 22, 2012: The need for a fourth industrial revolution, Financial Express.

November 30, 2012: Dangers of letting Government print money, Financial Express.

November 1, 2012: US CEOs join the deficit debate, Financial Express.

October 24, 2012: Drugging Punjab’s productivity, Financial Express.

October 16, 2012: The truth behind Fedspeak, Financial Express.

September 28, 2012: QE3 has made banking more dangerous, Financial Express.

September 15, 2012: Let’s learn from China’s $157bn infra push, Financial Express.

August 28, 2012: Innovation wins, Financial Express.

August 3, 2012: Weill’s volte face is good business, Financial Express.

July 25, 2012: Dealing with the fictitious rate, Financial Express.

July 5, 2012: Living will of banks, Financial Express.

June 24, 2012: Celebrating Montek, Financial Express.

June 13, 2012: IIT Kanpur dares to defy, Financial Express.

May 31, 2012: The Indian Left is directionless, Financial Express.

May 17, 2012: More demons from Dimon, Financial Express.

May 1, 2012: Say on pay, Financial Express.

March 17, 2012: Bond markets fear worse is coming, Financial Express.

March 14, 2012: Time to soak in grandiose promises, Financial Express.

February 27, 2012: Investing in yourself, Financial Express.