Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Assistant Professor, Finance at the Indian School of Business

Don’t Just Look at Return, Consider Risk too

To incentivise investors to invest in the second investment, it should offer an expected return greater than 6.40 percent. 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 …

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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. Should the novice stock investor follow the advice of television shows that purport to offer expert recommendations on stocks to buy or sell? In tracking stock price movements in the aftermath of TV stock suggestions, Professors Prachi Deuskar, Ravi Anshuman, Krishnamurthy Subramanian and Ram …

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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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