Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Assistant Professor, Finance at the Indian School of Business

Don’t Just Look at Return, Consider Risk too

Last week came the news that yet another investment firm has allegedly defrauded its investors, among them a famous sports personality, to the tune of Rs 4 billion. This investment firm had promised investors returns of 23-25 per cent. What boggles the mind is how any entity can get away by promising a return that is almost four times the …

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Follow The TV Analyst’s Stock Recommendations?

Based on the research of V. Ravi Anshuman, Prachi Deuskar, Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian and Ramabhadran S. Thirumalai. Is there a short cut to investing acumen? Television shows like the Hindi CNBC Awaaz Stock 20/20 appear to be betting that there is. CNBC Awaaz Stock 20/20, which started airing daily morning recommendations on stocks to buy and sell in 2009, is modelled …

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The Financial Value of Real Options

CAF Academic Fellow Eduardo Schwartz, California Chair in Real Estate and Land Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management, was at ISB recently for the annual summer research conference. Just prior to his keynote on “The Real Options Approach to Valuation: Challenges and Opportunities,” he spoke with Professor Ramabhadran Thirumalai on real options, and their pricing. Ramabhadran Thirumalai: You have worked extensively …

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