Final agenda for VCCircle Financial Services Investment Summit 2014

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  • Keynote talk by Leo Puri, MD of leading provider of asset management services in India UTI Asset Management 
  • Special address on ‘Entrepreneurship in Indian Financial Services – A First-hand Experience’ by V Vaidyanathan, CMD, Capital First Ltd
  • Opportunities to make meaningful conversations with fellow attendees
  • Panel discussions on topics which are much talked about in the Indian financial services circle. Opportunities driving entrepreneurship in Indian financial services industry; adoption of various risk & mitigation strategies in disciplining financial services space; and deep diving into sub sectors including financial inclusion, banks, infrastructure financing services, NBFC/housing finance companies and exchanges & brokerages.

Attendees including key stakeholders and players from banking, NBFCs, financial inclusion, stock broking, advisory, wealth management, private equity and M&As will be part of insightful discussions and interactions.

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Final Agenda

8:30am - 9:40am

Tea, Networking & Registration

9:40am - 9:50am

Introductory Note

9:50am - 10:35am

Panel I: Opportunities driving entrepreneurship in Indian financial services industry

With a stable government at the centre focusing on capital market reforms, aiming to reach households with two bank accounts each, ease of access to credit for MSMEs, single window clearance for projects and regulators throwing in their hat by allowing more & more private investments in the financial services sector, what will be in store for emerging entrepreneurs? Is consolidation the new growth driver for financial services industry? Can we see more M&A deals happening? Post organisational restructuring, what are the challenges faced by the entities? How difficult is it for a financial institution to show a strong financial performance?

Shankar Narayanan - MD, The Carlyle Group

Prashant Purker - Executive Director, ICICI Venture Funds Management

Harvinder Singh - Chairman & MD, Satin Creditcare Network Limited

Brahmanand Hegde - MD & CEO, Vistaar Financial Services Pvt Ltd

10:35am - 11:00am

Keynote Address: By Leo Puri - MD, UTI Asset Management Co. Ltd

11:00am - 11:30am

Tea & Networking Break

11:30am - 11:55am

Special Address: By V Vaidyanathan - CMD, Capital First Ltd

Entrepreneurship in Indian Financial Services - A First-hand Experience.

What are the opportunities and challenges? How does one deal with uncertainties in terms of capital, partnerships as well as  regulatory and economic environment? What are the common myths and realities? Vaidyanathan, Chairman, Capital First Group, will throw light on these.

11:55am - 12:40pm

Panel II: Identifying innovative solutions for achieving greater financial inclusion

How effectively can special category banks such as payment banks, wholesale banks and small banks extend financial services to the unbanked population? Will the opening of new and niche banks solve the purpose? What are the opportunities for microfinance institutions that have set up their base in the distant corners of the country? Is it a viable business? What is their contribution in improving access to credit for the underserved? What are the other innovative financial delivery approaches to serve the disadvantaged? What choice of technology should be used for disbursement of payments? Which payment option will be the right model for serving the low income group?

Samit Ghosh - CEO & MD, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd

Ajay Desai - Senior President and Chief Financial Inclusion Officer, YES BANK Ltd

Raj Ahuja - CFO, FINO PayTech Ltd

Pramod Ahuja - Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund (Moderator)

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Lunch & Networking

1:40pm - 2:25pm

Panel III: Associated risk & mitigation strategies, NPA resolution and reassessing the role of data & information in disciplining financial services space

Rising bad loans and a constant asset-liability mismanagement seem to have paralysed financial services industry at large. How can we form error-free risk & mitigation strategies to solve the mounting problem of NPAs? What is the impact of NPAs on banks’ operations? Is the government seriously chasing this issue? How to get the credit rating of the product into the limelight before getting into serious lending action? How can rating agencies put forth an improved mechanism in place to check the spiraling NPA issue?

Rajesh Mokashi - Dy MD, Credit Analysis & Research Limited

P Rudran - MD & CEO, Asset Reconstruction Company India Ltd

Anuj Bugga - MD, FTI Consulting India Pvt Ltd

Mohan Jayaraman - MD, Experian Credit Information Company (Moderator)

Sector focus panels

2:25pm - 3:05pm

Panel IV: Exchanges & Brokerages: Recognising opportunities amid changing market sentiments

After the flurry of positive news such as Sensex touching 26K, market sentiments changing, system getting cleaned up and regulatory framework setting in place, can we see retail investor re-gaining interest in the Indian stock broking industry? How long will it take for stock broking houses to cope with declining trading volumes and struggling current valuations? Are the investors—who have invested in exchanges and broking houses—still in a fix? What are the new segments that have opened up by the exchanges to increase their market share?

Vikas Khemani - CEO, Wholesale Capital Markets, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd

Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO & MD, BSE Ltd

Sudip Bandyopadhyay - MD & CEO, Destimoney Securities Private Limited

Praveen Chakravarty, SEBI Committee on Primary Markets And Board advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)

3:05pm - 3:30pm

Tea & Networking

3:30pm - 4:10pm

Panel V: Future outlook for infrastructure financing services

Boosting infrastructure investments seems to be on the top of the agenda for the Modi-led government. Will new policy announcements fuel investments in the much-stranded infrastructure space? With huge amount of fund getting locked up in specific large projects for longer duration, will the sector gain investor confidence in pulling in more money? How does the future look like? What new financial instruments can be introduced to match the life of the projects?

Suneet K Maheshwari - EVP- Corporate Affairs, L&T Financial Services

Parvez Umrigar - Co-head, Structured Investments Group, Piramal Enterprises Ltd

Sachin Johri - Partner, IDFC Alternatives (Moderator)

4:10pm - 4:50pm

Panel VI: Banks: Broader trends  and regulatory framework driving Indian banking sector

Having Raghuram Rajan at the helm, can we expect RBI to open up new relaxation norms in speeding up businesses for the banking sector? How can the uniform licence regime for all broad based banks boost the financial ecosystem? What are the opportunities for distressed public sector backs with the permission to raise more capital? How easy can public sector banks raise money from the market? Can banks see ease of exit and high returns in the current environment? Are banks successful in wooing microfinance-dominated rural crowd?

Dr N. Kamakodi - MD & CEO, City Union Bank Ltd

R Gurumurthy - Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking, The Ratnakar Bank Ltd

Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd

Ashwin Ramanathan - Partner, AZB & Partners (Moderator)

4:50pm - 5:30pm

Panel VII: Road ahead for NBFCs & housing finance companies

Continuous de-growth in mortgage segment, ever surging funding and credit costs and a rise in delinquencies have sharply affected the NBFC market. What measures can be taken to see a possible uptick in the NBFC growth? Which asset class can contribute to bring life back to the NBFC space? How can simplified registration process accelerate the NBFC market? How are investors looking at NBFC as an investment domain? With rising demand, a lot of companies are focusing on affordable housing as an offering product, where banks are seen leading the pack. Can we see retail housing loan business giving stiff competition to banks instead of banks offering lower interest rates? What is so unique about HFCs? How aggressively HFCs have built their portfolios? What class of investors invests in the HFC segment? How supportive is NHB in augmenting this space?

Sanjay Agarwal - MD, Au Financiers Ltd

Dhanpal Jhaveri - Partner and CEO, Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd

Manas Tandon - Principal, TPG Growth India

5:30pm onwards

VCCircle Unwind

This session will provide more networking time to top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails.

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