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Due to a variety of contrasting developments, India’s bond market has attracted a lot of attention in recent times. Crucial reforms, such as a new bankruptcy code, promise a bright future. Meanwhile, a meltdown in non-bank financial debt presents serious obstacles.

An increase in government bond issuance has chiefly driven the market’s growth. Corporate bond issuance, on the other hand, has remained mostly flat. Further expansion should be underpinned by an easing of the limits on foreign ownership and the country’s inclusion in global bond benchmarks.

Fixed income funds in India represent more than half of the country’s INR26.3 trillion of assets under management, a figure that is set to increase as the bond market develops. It augurs well for CFA® charterholders and candidates looking to pursue a role in fixed income fund management.

Learn what it takes to develop a career in this industry by participating in our Fixed Income Fund Management in India webinar. It features Dwijendra Srivastava, CFA, CIO – Debt, Sundaram Mutual Fund, who will share his insights, advice, and more.

Learning outcomes:

  • An overview of fixed income fund management in India
  • Career opportunities for CFA charterholders and candidates
  • Roles and entry requirements
  • Competencies required and potential career paths

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 23 January 2019

About the Speaker(s)

Dwijendra Srivastava Picture
Dwijendra Srivastava CFA

Dwijendra Srivastava, chief investment officer, debt, Sundaram Mutual Fund is a CFA charterholder. He has a bachelor’s degree in textile technology from the Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences and a postgraduate diploma in management from the Goa Institute of Management. He has over 20 years of experience, which includes 18 years spent working in the financial services industry.

Biharilal Deora
Biharilal Deora CFA, CIPM

Biharilal Deora is a director at Abakkus Asset Manager LLP, an India-focused asset management company. His investment expertise spans a broad array of asset classes. Prior to joining Abakkus, Mr. Deora was managing corporate, family office, and university clients. He began his career as a financial analyst at leading financial services firms, such as Credit Suisse and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Deora holds a master’s degree in commerce from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
He is a top-ranking chartered accountant and a certified financial planner. Mr. Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India and is a visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs.