Introduction

VCCircle Financial Services Summit 2013

VCCircle is launching a new conference vertical covering investment potential, opportunities and future outlook of the financial services sector, the backbone of the economy. Spanning an array of sub-sectors, financial services and allied areas broadly comprise of banking, NBFCs, financial inclusion, stock broking, advisory, wealth management among others sub-segments.

Will this decade drive the next leg of growth for the financial services industry powered by policy reforms? Will financial services therefore be the next big idea for big-ticket investments, M&As and private equity play? How to tackle regulatory and business environment challenges and prepare for growth? Which parts of the financial services story are most attractive and which parts are pulled back on account of regulatory constraints?

VCCircle Financial Services Investment Summit will attempt to answer all this and much more through a well-structured day-long conference on contemporary topics impacting this sector. Like with all our conferences, we will put together the most relevant speaker list drawn from respective industries, private equity investors, M&A experts, bankers, legal experts and regulators

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Agenda

8:30am – 9:20am
Tea & Registration

9:20am – 9:30am
Introduction Note

9:30am – 10:30am
Panel I: Investing In Indian Financial Services Businesses
This industry has lately been one of the favourites of investors with sustained growth, profitability and some notable exits. With BFSI being the backbone of any economy and regulations in the overall Indian BFSI sector witnessing changes for its development, the sector is seeing growth, innovation and new opportunities every day. With the growth expectation of 16-17% in the sector, high quality companies in the sector are expected to deliver high investor returns. What is the road ahead for India’s BFSI sector and its companies? How are the macro indicators that drive BFSI’s performance impacting the companies today? How attractive is the sector today vis-à-vis other sectors and other international markets? Where is the industry expected to move over the next 10 years, what is expected to change? How will the increasing role of regulations and RBI pan out for the industry?

Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO & MD, BSE Ltd
Mahesh Chhabria - Partner, Actis
Sudip Bandyopadhyay - MD & CEO, Destimoney Securities Pvt. Ltd.
Sachin Chopra - MD, Everstone Capital Advisors (Moderator)
Shrenik M Khasgiwala - Director, Brand Capital

10:30am – 11:00am
Tea & Networking

11:00am – 11:50am
Panel II: Banking
The basic picture of banking in India is one of long-term potential, despite the current uncertainty. Where are the opportunities for growth and investments? What is the long term outlook for India’s banking sector, businesses and regulation? How will the move of giving new licenses impact the industry and its performance overall? Does it make sense for investors to bet on new licensees or existing banks? How will the conversion process work for them and will the new banks be equally competitive?

Pratibha Jain - Partner, Nishith Desai Associates
Rajeev Ahuja - Head-Strategy & Financial Markets, The Ratnakar Bank Ltd
Rujan Panjwani - Executive Director, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
Hemant Contractor - MD & Group Executive, State Bank of India
Niren Shah - MD, Norwest Venture Partners (Moderator)

11:50am – 12:40pm
Panel III: NBFC
What is the long term potential of this sector? Where is the next level of growth and innovation in this segment coming from? What is the thesis followed when investing in NBFCs? How is the revival of credit demand enhancing the value of these businesses overall? What is the future of NBFCs as a lot of them diversify and some apply for bank licenses? How will the regulations for the sector pan out in the future? What are the P/B and ROE levels that can be expected from this sub-sector?

Pankaj Thapar - CFO, IndoStar Capital Finance
Amar Merani - CEO, Xander Finance Pvt. Ltd
Kavi Arora - MD & CEO, Religare Finvest Ltd
Mukesh Gandhi - Co-founder & Director, Mas Financial Services Limited
Ashish Agrawal - Director, ChrysCapital Investment Advisors (Moderator)

12:40pm – 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm – 2:50pm
Panel IV: Housing Finance
How will the Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) make money, given that now banks are also operating in the same space? How are the competing low rates offered by banks affecting HFCs? Will the supply side challenges affect the industry? Will some companies continue to fund the developers? How will companies manage the lack of cheap funds – tackling challenges to both equity and debt finance. What are the opportunities in rural housing? What is the role of NHB, how does the future regulations outlook look like for this segment?

Rajnish Dhall - CEO & MD, Micro Housing Finance Corporation Ltd
Sujan Sinha - Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Housing Finance Ltd
Vishal Gupta - MD, Bessemer Venture Partners
Amit Mantri - VP, Zephyr Peacock
Anup Kumar Agarwal - Senior Investment Officer, IFC (Moderator)

2:50pm – 3:40pm
Panel V: Serving Bottom Of The Pyramid & Microfinance
How are firms tackling the challenges to the lack of funding – both debt and equity? Is diversifying to banks or starting other services a viable growth strategy? What are the new avenues for growth? What are the big players in the segment doing? Is there an opportunity for consolidation? What are the expected regulatory changes? What is the road ahead for investments in this space, will investors comeback to the sector?

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh - CMD, Bandhan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
V.S. Radhakrishnan - MD & CEO, Janalakshmi Financial Services
S Dilli Raj - CFO, SKS Microfinance Ltd
Anurag Agarwal - CEO, Intellecap (Moderator)

3:40pm – 4:10pm
Tea & Networking

4:10pm – 5:00pm
Panel VI: Financial Services Technology Innovation & Businesses
What are the leading technology-led plays and businesses for India’s financial ecosystem? What are tangible innovations and investments in segments such as: payments, ATMs, software services, mobile payments, SaaS products, online banking/trading/broking, mobile POS payments among others? Which of these segments and companies will do well over the next 5-7 years? What will be the impact of Aadhaar cards on financial services technology and businesses? What is the next level of innovation for India’s financial services ecosystem? What are the tangible innovations in the India financial services businesses and processes?

Srinivasu M.N (Vasu) - Co-Founder & Director, Billdesk
Praveen Chakravarty - CEO, Anand Rathi Investment Bank
Rishi Gupta - COO & ED, FINO PayTech Limited
Manish Patel – MD & CEO, Mswipe
Niren Shah - MD, Norwest Venture Partners (Moderator)

5:00pm – 5:10pm
Concluding Remarks

5:10pm – 7:30pm
VCCircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more networking time over cocktails with top financial services companies and investors.


Speakers

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Amar Merani

CEO, Xander Finance Pvt. Ltd
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Anurag Agarwal

CEO, Intellecap
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Anup Kumar Agarwal

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
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Ashish Agrawal

Director, ChrysCapital Investment Advisors
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Ashishkumar Chauhan

MD & CEO, BSE Ltd
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Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

CMD, Bandhan Financial Services
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S Dilli Raj

CFO, SKS Microfinance Ltd
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Hemant Contractor

MD & Group Executive, State Bank of India
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Kavi Arora

MD & CEO, Religare Finvest Ltd
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Mahesh Chhabria

Partner, Actis
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Manish Patel

MD & CEO, Mswipe
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Mukesh Gandhi

Co-founder & Director finance, Mas Financial Services Limited
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Niren Shah

Managing Director, Norwest Venture Partners India
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Pratibha Jain

Partner, Nishith Desai Associates
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Praveen Chakravarty

SEBI Committee on Primary Markets & Board Advisor, TVS Capital
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Rajeev Ahuja

Head - Strategy, Retail, Financial Inclusion and Transaction Banking, RBL Bank Ltd
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Rajnish Dhall

CEO & MD, Micro Housing Finance Corporation Ltd
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Rujan Panjwani

Executive Director, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
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Amit Mantri

VP, Zephyr Peacock
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Rishi Gupta

MD & CEO, FINO PayTech Limited
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Sachin Chopra

MD, Everstone Capital Advisors
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Shrenik M Khasgiwala

Director, Brand Capital
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Srinivasu M.N (Vasu)

Co-Founder & Director, Billdesk
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Sudip Bandyopadhyay

MD & CEO, Destimoney Securities Pvt Ltd
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Sujan Sinha

MD & CEO, Shriram Housing Finance Ltd
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Pankaj Thapar

CFO, IndoStar Capital Finance
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Vishal Gupta

Managing Director, Bessemer Venture Partners
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V.S. Radhakrishnan

MD & CEO, Janalakshmi Financial Services

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Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai

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