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Nupur Pavan Bang

Associate Director, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business.

A Microfinance Journey

In their case study of Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank (KBSLAB), a microfinance institution, the authors take us through the journey of microfinance in India. After two decades, the industry is still a fledgling − one in whom its parent, the Reserve Bank of India, appears to have lost interest. Operating in an atmosphere of mistrust and indifference, KBSLAB …

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A Perspective on the Mutual Funds Industry in India

Aditya Agarwal, the Country Manager of Morningstar India, has 20 years of experience in the financial services and investment management industry. He was the promoter of one of India’s leading fund research companies, ICRA Online, and is highly regarded as a subject matter expert on mutual funds. In a conversation with Professor Vikram Kuriyan and Nupur Pavan Bang of the …

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In Conversation with a Macro Hedge Fund Manager

Vilas Gadkari, founder of the Nilgai group of companies, was at ISB recently, where he shared his thoughts on identifying global macro imbalances and managing risk in an interview with Nupur Bang, senior researcher, Centre for Investment at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Tell us about your journey from a degree in operations research to becoming a hedge fund manager. After …

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SME Exchanges: The Need of the Hour

Can SME Exchanges be the answer to the financial constraints that plague Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and frustrate their ability to grow? Nupur Pavan Bang writes from her research. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are often associated with employment generation, poverty alleviation and innovation. Their smaller size and entrepreneurial passion enable these businesses to be more productive, promote competition …

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