Introduction

With a stable government at the centre focusing on capital market reforms, aiming to reach households with two bank accounts each, ease of access to credit for MSMEs, single window clearance for projects, regulator throwing in their hat by allowing more & more private investments in the financial services sector, it’s interesting to know what the road ahead is for India’s Financial Services industry? How are the players adopting new business models? How to attain new-age customer demands? Which sub- segments of the financial services story are most attractive and which parts are pulled back on account of regulatory constraints?

To answer all of this and much more, VCCircle is launching 2nd edition of VCCircle Financial Services Investment Summit 2014. The conference will congregate top and leading CEO’s from banks, NBFCs, financial inclusion, stock broking, insurance, advisory, wealth management sector besides private equity investors, M&A experts, bankers, legal experts and regulators who are the driving financial service space.

The summit will cover wide array of topics such as:

  • •   Opportunities driving entrepreneurship in Indian financial services industry
  • •   Delivering innovative, extended & hassle - free services to foster Financial Inclusion
  • •   Fostering private investments in Indian financial services sector
  • •   Role of Data & Information in disciplining financial services space
  • •   Sector focus panel discussion on: Banks, NBFCs, Housing Finance, Infrastructure financing Services, Insurance Businesses and Exchanges & Brokerages

Agenda

 

8:30am - 9:40am
Tea, Networking & Registration

9:40am - 9:50am
Introductory Note

9:50am - 10:35am
Panel I: Opportunities driving entrepreneurship in Indian financial services industry
With a stable government at the centre focusing on capital market reforms, aiming to reach households with two bank accounts each, ease of access to credit for MSMEs, single window clearance for projects, regulator throwing in their hat by allowing more & more private investments in the financial services sector, what will be in store for emerging entrepreneurs? Are investors betting on companies who aspire to emerge as one stop shop vis-a-vis enterprises sticking to the focused business segments? Is consolidation the new growth driver for financial services industry? Can we see more of such M&A deals happening? Post organizational restructuring, what are the drawbacks faced by the entities? How difficult it is for a financial institute to show a deep, liquid and strong financial play?

Shankar Narayanan - MD, The Carlyle Group
Prashant Purker - Executive Director, ICICI Venture Funds Management
Harvinder Singh - Chairman & MD, Satin Creditcare Network Limited
Brahmanand Hegde - MD & CEO, Vistaar Financial Services Pvt Ltd
Praveen Chakravarty, SEBI Committee on Primary Markets And Board advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)

10:35am - 11:00am
Keynote Address: By Leo Puri - MD, UTI Asset Management Co. Ltd

11:00am - 11:30am
Tea & Networking Break

11:30am - 11:55am
Special Address: By V Vaidyanathan - CMD, Capital First Ltd

Entrepreneurship in Indian Financial Services - A first-hand experience.
What are the opportunities? Easy to wade in, tougher to swim. What are the landmines, and how to deal with the uncertainties that come with it in terms of capital, partnerships, regulatory and economic environment. What are the common myths and realities. Mr. Vaidyanathan, Chairman, Capital First Group,  will throw light on these beneath the surface issues.

11:55am - 12:40pm
Panel II: Identifying innovative solutions for achieving greater Financial Inclusion
How effectively can special category banks such as Payment banks, Wholesale banks, Small banks extend financial services to the unbanked population? Will the opening of new & niche banks solve the purpose? What are the opportunities for Micro finance institutions that have set up their base in the distant corners of the country? Is it a viable business? What is their contribution in improving the access to credit for the underserved? What are the other innovative financial delivery approaches to serve the disadvantaged? What choice of technology should be used for disbursement of payments? Which payment model is come out to be the right model for serving the low income group?

Samit Ghosh - CEO & MD, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd
Ajay Desai - Senior President and Chief Financial Inclusion Officer, YES BANK Ltd
Raj Ahuja - CFO, FINO PayTech Ltd
Pramod Ahuja - Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund (Moderator)

12:40pm - 1:40pm
Lunch & Networking

1:40pm - 2:25pm
Panel III: Associated risk & mitigation strategies, NPA resolution and reassessing the role of data & information in disciplining financial services space
Rising bad loans, constant asset-liability mismanagement seems to have paralyzed financial services industry at large; how to get error-free risk & mitigation strategies to help shedding away from the mounting problems of NPA's? What is the impact of NPA's on banks operations? Is the government seriously chasing this issue? How to get the credit rating of the product into the limelight before getting into serious lending action? How can rating agencies put forth an improved mechanism in place to keep a check on spiraling NPA issues?

Rajesh Mokashi - Dy MD, Credit Analysis & Research Limited
P Rudran - MD & CEO, Asset Reconstruction Company India Ltd
Anuj Bugga - MD, FTI Consulting India Pvt Ltd
Mohan Jayaraman - MD, Experian Credit Information Company (Moderator)

Sector focus panels

2:25pm - 3:05pm
Panel IV: Exchanges & Brokerages: Recognising opportunities amidst changing market sentiments
After the flurry of positive news such as sensex touching 26k, market sentiments changing, system getting cleaned up and regulatory framework setting in place, can we see retail investor re-gaining interest in the squeezing Indian stock broking industry? How long will it take for the stock broking house to cope up with declining trading volumes and struggling current valuations? Are the investors still in a fix who have invested in exchanges & broking houses? What are the new segments opened up by the exchanges to increase their market share?

Nitin Jain - CEO, Retail Capital Markets, Edelweiss Financial Services
Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO & MD, BSE Ltd
Sudip Bandyopadhyay - MD & CEO, Destimoney Securities Private Limited
Praveen Chakravarty, SEBI Committee on Primary Markets And Board advisor, TVS Capital (Moderator)

3:05pm - 3:30pm
Tea & Networking

3:30pm - 4:10pm
Panel V: Future outlook for Infrastructure Financing Services
Boosting infrastructure investments seems to be on the top of the agenda for the Modi-led government. Will the new policy announcements fuel investments in the much stranded long term infrastructure space? With huge amount of fund getting locked up in specific large projects for longer duration, will the sector gain investor confidence in pulling in more money? How does the future look like? What new financial instruments can be introduced to match with the life of the projects?

Suneet K Maheshwari - EVP- Corporate Affairs, L&T Financial Services
Parvez Umrigar - Co-head, Structured Investments Group, Piramal Enterprises Ltd
Ashish N. Chandak - President Corporate Finance - Infrastructure Banking Group, YES BANK Ltd
Suvek Nambiar - MD & CEO, India Infradebt Limited
Sachin Johri - Partner, IDFC Alternatives (Moderator)

4:10pm - 4:50pm
Panel VI: Banks: Broader trends  and regulatory framework driving Indian banking sector
Having Raghuram Rajan at the helm, can we expect RBI to open up new relaxation norms in speeding up businesses for the banking sector? How can uniform license regime for all broad based banks boost the financial ecosystem? What are the opportunities lying ahead for distressed public sector backs with the permission to raise more capital? How easy it can be for the public sector banks to raise money from the market? Can banks see ease of exit and high returns in the current environment? Are banks successful in wooing microfinance - dominated rural crowd?

Dr N. Kamakodi - MD & CEO, City Union Bank Ltd
R Gurumurthy - Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking, The Ratnakar Bank Ltd
Hetal Gandhi - MD, Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd
Ashwin Ramanathan - Partner, AZB & Partners (Moderator)

4:50pm - 5:30pm
Panel VII: Road ahead for NBFCs & Housing Finance companies
Continuous de-growth in mortgage segment, ever surging funding cost, credit cost, rise in delinquencies have sharply affected the NBFC market, so to overcome the downfall, what measures can be taken to see a possible uptick in the NBFC growth? Which asset class can contribute to give life back to the NBFC? How can simplified registration process accelerate NBFC market? How are investors looking at NBFC as an investment domain? With rising demand, lot of companies are focusing on affordable housing as an offering product, where banks are seen leading the pack.  Do we see retail housing loan business giving stiff competition to banks instead of banks offering lower interest rates? What is so unique about HFC’s, how aggressively HFC’s have built their portfolios? What class of investors invests in HFC segment? How supportive is NHB in augmenting this space?

Sanjay Agarwal - MD, Au Financiers Ltd
Dhanpal Jhaveri - Partner and CEO, Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd
Manas Tandon - Principal, TPG Growth India
Amit Khosla - MD,AB Capital Advisers Private Limited (Moderator)

5:30pm onwards
VCCircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails.


Speakers

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Ajay Desai

Senior President & Chief Financial Inclusion Officer, YES BANK Ltd
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Amit Khosla

MD, AB Capital Advisers Private Limited
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Anuj Bugga

Managing Director, Global Risk and Investigations, FTI Consulting India Pvt Ltd | @FTIConsulting
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Ashwin Ramanathan

Partner, AZB & Partners
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Ashishkumar Chauhan

MD & CEO, BSE Ltd
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Ashish N. Chandak

President Corporate Finance - Infrastructure Banking Group, YES BANK Ltd
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Brahmanand Hegde

MD & CEO, Vistaar Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
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Dhanpal Jhaveri

Managing Partner, Everstone Capital
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Hetal Gandhi

MD, Tano India Advisors Pvt Ltd
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HP Singh

Chairman & MD, Satin Creditcare Network Limited
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Leo Puri

MD, UTI Asset Management Co. Ltd
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Manas Tandon

Principal, TPG Growth India
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Mohan Jayaraman

MD, Experian Credit Information Company of India Pvt Ltd
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Nitin Jain

CEO, Global Asset & Wealth Management, Edelweiss Financial Services | @EdelweissOnline
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Dr N. Kamakodi

MD & CEO, City Union Bank Ltd
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Parvez Umrigar

Co-head, Structured Investments Group, Piramal Enterprises Ltd
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Pramod Ahuja

Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund
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Prashant Purker

Executive Director, ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited
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Praveen Chakravarty

SEBI Committee on Primary Markets & Board Advisor, TVS Capital
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P. Rudran

MD & CEO, Asset Reconstruction Company India Ltd
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Raj Ahuja

CFO, FINO PayTech Ltd
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Rajesh Mokashi

Deputy MD, Credit Analysis & Research Limited
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R Gurumurthy

Head - Corporate & Institutional Banking, The Ratnakar Bank Ltd
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Sachin Johri

Partner, IDFC Alternatives
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Samit Ghosh

CEO & MD, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd
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Sanjay Agarwal

MD , Au Financiers Limited
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Shankar Narayanan

Co-Head, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners
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Sudip Bandyopadhyay

MD & CEO, Destimoney Securities Pvt Ltd
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Suneet Maheshwari

EVP- Corporate Affairs, L&T Financial Services
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Suvek Nambiar

MD & CEO, India Infradebt Limited
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Vikas Khemani

CEO, Wholesale Capital Markets, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
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V Vaidyanathan

Founder and Chairman, Capital First Ltd

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