Just 5 days left for India’s largest financial services investment summit; updated agenda; register now


  • 16 Aug 2013
Just 5 days left for India’s largest financial services investment summit; updated agenda; register now

VCCircle is hosting VCCircle Financial Services Summit 2013 on August 21 at Trident in Mumbai, to cover the growth potential, opportunities and future outlook for the Indian financial services sector, as well as key sub-sectors. Scroll down for updated agenda. 

Focusing on the future of investing in the financial services business, banking, NBFCs, housing finance, bottom of the pyramid, financial services technology segments, VCCircle Financial Services Investment Summit will bring together CEOs and CXOs from India's top and emerging financial services firms in addition to leading investors betting on this space. Register now. Click here for more details. 

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8:30 am – 9:20 am

Tea & Registration 

9:20 am – 9:30 am



9:30 am – 10:30 am

Panel I: Investing In Indian Financial Services Businesses


This industry has lately been one of the favourites of investors, with sustained growth, profitability and some notable exits. With BFSI being the backbone of any economy and regulations in the overall Indian BFSI sector witnessing changes for its development, the sector is seeing growth, innovation and new opportunities. With the growth expectation of 16-17% in the sector, leading companies in the sector are expected to deliver high investor returns. What is the road ahead for India’s BFSI sector and the companies operating in the sector? How are the macro indicators that drive BFSI’s performance affecting the companies? How attractive is the sector vis-à-vis other sectors and international markets? Where is the industry expected to move over the next 10 years? How will the increasing role of regulations and RBI pan out for the industry?

Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO & MD, BSE Ltd

R Sridhar - Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Capital Ltd


Sudip Bandyopadhyay - MD & CEO, Destimoney Securities Pvt. Ltd.

Sachin Chopra - MD, Everstone Capital Advisors (moderator)

Shrenik M Khasgiwala - Director, Brand Capital

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tea & Networking

11:00 am – 11:50 am

Panel II: Banking

Despite the current uncertainty, the banking sector in India has significant long-term potential. Where are the opportunities for growth and investments? What is the long-term outlook for India’s banking sector, businesses and regulation? How will the move of giving new licences impact the industry and its performance? Does it make sense for investors to bet on new licencees or existing banks? Will new banks be competitive?

Hemant Contractor - MD & Group Executive, State Bank of India

Mahesh Chhabria - Partner, Actis

Niren Shah - MD, Norwest Venture Partners (moderator)

11:50 am – 12:40 pm

Panel III: NBFCs

What is the long-term potential of the sector? Where is the next level of growth and innovation in the segment coming from? What is the thesis followed when investing in NBFCs? How is the revival of credit demand enhancing the value of these businesses? What is the future of NBFCs as a lot of them diversify and some apply for bank licences? How will the regulations for the sector pan out in the future? What P/B and ROE levels can be expected from the sector?

Sanjay Agarwal - MD, AU Financiers India

Pankaj Thapar - CFO, IndoStar Capital Finance

Kavi Arora - MD & CEO, Religare Finvest Ltd

Mukesh Gandhi - Co-founder & Director, Mas Financial Services Ltd

Ashish Agrawal - Director, ChrysCapital Investment Advisors (moderator)

12:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Panel IV: Housing Finance

How will housing finance companies (HFCs) make money, given that now banks are also operating in the same space? How are the competing low rates offered by banks affecting HFCs? Will supply side challenges affect the industry? Will some companies continue to fund the developers? How will companies manage the lack of cheap funds? What are the opportunities in rural housing? What is the role of NHB? What is outlook for the segment in terms of regulations?

Rajnish Dhall - CEO & MD, Micro Housing Finance Corporation Ltd

Sujan Sinha - Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Housing Finance Ltd

Vishal Gupta - MD, Bessemer Venture Partners

Amit Mantri - VP, Zephyr Peacock

Anup Kumar Agarwal - Senior Investment Officer, IFC (moderator)

2:50 pm – 3:40 pm

Panel V: Serving Bottom Of The Pyramid and Microfinance

How are firms tackling lack of funding in terms of both debt and equity? Is diversifying into banking or starting other services a viable growth strategy? What are the new avenues for growth? What are the big players in the segment doing? Is there an opportunity for consolidation? What are the expected regulatory changes? What is the road ahead for investments in this space? Will investors come back to the sector?

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh - CMD, Bandhan Financial Services Pvt Ltd

VS Radhakrishnan - MD & CEO, Janalakshmi Financial Services

S Dilli Raj - CFO, SKS Microfinance Ltd

Anurag Agrawal - CEO, Intellecap (moderator)

3:40 pm – 4:10 pm

Tea & Networking

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel VI: Financial Services Technology Innovation and Businesses

What are the leading technology-led plays and businesses for India’s financial ecosystem? What are tangible innovations and investments in segments such as: payments, ATMs, software services, mobile payments, SaaS products, online banking/trading/broking and mobile POS payments? Which of these segments and companies will do well over the next five-seven years? What will be the impact of Aadhaar cards on financial services technology and businesses? What is the next level of innovation for India’s financial services ecosystem? What are the tangible innovations in the financial services businesses and processes in India?

Srinivasu MN (Vasu) - Co-Founder & Director, Billdesk

Rishi Gupta - COO & ED, FINO PayTech Ltd

Manish Patel – MD & CEO, Mswipe

5:00 pm – 5:10 pm

Concluding Remarks

5:10 pm – 7:30 pm

VCCircle Unwind

This session will provide more networking time over cocktails for representatives of financial services companies and investors.

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