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Credit rating agencies are important catalysts in the fixed-income market, providing research and analysis and rating the creditworthiness of issuers. In India, rating agencies have been around for the better part of three decades, employing a large number of professionals who rate credit instruments ranging from bonds and loans to pass-through certificates and structured credit.

As India’s credit markets continue to grow, the role of rating agencies will expand. This will mean greater career opportunities for finance professionals in what is a vital segment for the Indian economy.

Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of the ratings landscape in India
  • Career opportunities for CFA charterholders and candidates
  • Roles, responsibilities and career paths
  • Hiring practices and required competencies.

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 07 January 2021

About the Speaker(s)

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Sitaraman Iyer CFA

Sitaraman is a seasoned finance professional with over a decade of work experience. While he has worked for a major part of his career in a leading domestic rating agency, he has also seen the Institutional Equity brokerage, retail banking and debt investment banking business from close quarters. Functionally as well, he has transitioned from the analytical side of finance to business development, giving him a well-rounded perspective on how the industry functions.

Rajendra Kalur CFA

Rajendra Kalur, CFA, is the founder of TrustPlutus Wealth Managers (India) Private Limited and TrustPlutus Family Office & Investment Advisers (India) Private Limited. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services domain, including asset management, investment banking, wealth management, and insurance. Kalur has worked across the value chain and has proven expertise in nurturing nascent businesses and transforming business models. Kalur is currently an independent management consultant. Until recently, he was the director and CEO of TrustPlutus. Before joining TrustPlutus, Kalur worked in various capacities with RBS N.V., ABN AMRO N.V., Wealth Advisors India Pvt. Ltd., ICICI Prudential AMC, DSP Merrill Lynch, and General Insurance Corporation of India.

Kalur holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom, and holds a post-graduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst®, from CFA Institute, United States, and a Certified Financial Planner from FPSB, India. Kalur is a public speaker, an occasional blogger, and a newspaper columnist, as well as a long-distance runner and cyclist.