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Fintech is one of the hottest new trends; from small groups to boardrooms, it has become a dominant topic in the financial world. Fintech firms and start-ups have been leveraging technology at an unprecedented scale, and they are doing so to provide products and services that are more innovative in comparison to traditional banks and financial institutions. Consumers are expected to benefit on all fronts, including price, innovation, and user experience. A significant amount of capital is being invested in fintech start-ups, and many seasoned professionals are jumping into the fintech world to explore this new path.

This webinar will address the following topics:

  • The evolution of fintech in India
  • New types of emerging businesses
  • Opportunities and challenges of fintech investing
  • Assessing potential investment opportunities

This is an archived version of a webinar recorded on 06 September 2018.

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About the Speaker(s)

Anup Agarwal

Anup Agarwal, Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), leads IFC’s investments (both equity and debt) in the financial sector, and fintech in South Asia. He has 20 years of diverse experience in the financial sector. For the past ten years, Anup has led investments across a range of financial services in India, including fintech, banking, NBFC, microfinance, housing finance, brokerages, etc. Prior to joining IFC, Anup worked as Group Head--Credit and Deputy General Manager, ICICI Bank.

Vidhu Shekhar CFA, CIPM

Vidhu Shekhar, CFA, is the country head of CFA Institute in India. He is responsible for advancing the mission of CFA Institute and supporting CFA charterholders in India. Mr. Shekhar is a seasoned financial and investment professional with over 30 years of industry experience in India and abroad. Previously, he was vice president, New Products and Business Excellence, National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India, overseeing new product initiatives in debt and equity markets for NSE. He also contributed to the development of Indian financial markets through his participation in the work of various committees, including the Dr. Patil Committee on Corporate Bonds and Securitisation, and the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. Prior to that, Mr. Shekhar served as senior vice president at IDBI Capital Markets and managing director at E*Trade Systems India Limited. Mr. Shekhar completed his postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1987 and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics (Honours) from the University of Delhi.