Vikram Kuriyan

Vikram Kuriyan is Clinical Professor of Finance and Founding Director of the Centre for Investment at the Indian School of Business

How Thomas Cook India (TCI) Created Investor Value

ISBInsight: What was unique about Thomas Cook's journey in India that got you interested in writing this case study? Vikram Kuriyan: The primary reason was that Thomas Cook India (TCI), an integrated travel and travel related financial services company, was acquired in 2011 by renowned value investor Prem Watsa. Based in Toronto, billionaire businessman Watsa is the Founder, Chairman and Chief …

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How VelvetCase Is Mining India’s Passion for Gold

ISBInsight: What was unique about VelvetCase, a made-to-order fine jewellery company, that got you interested in writing a case on them? Dr Nupur Pavan Bang: Traditionally, people go to the jewellery store or the local jeweller with whom they are comfortable. They look at the pieces that are available in the store and buy the product. On the other hand, VelvetCase …

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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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