CFA Institute Live Webinars Presentation Recorded 18 Apr 2019
Career Insights: Structured Finance
Structured Finance is rapidly becoming a compelling source of capital for mid-market Indian companies for growth and special situations. Indian capital markets, so far, have been sharply divided in two broad buckets i.e equity and debt. In the last few years over 15-20 large institutions have created substantial pools of mezzanine capital which combines the features of both debt and equity. The estimated pool of capital formation is close to $5b. This is creating interesting career opportunities for finance professionals. Investment professionals in structured finance funds will need to look at the opportunity from both, a debt as well as an equity perspective. A typical team will comprise of individuals from a) corporate credit background - for understanding the cash flow and risk analysis of the issuer; from b) private equity - towards factoring the equity case and c) a coverage angle – for tracking sectors under focus, managing issuer relationships and project managing transactions.
To understand more about career opportunities in Structured Finance, particularly in mezzanine financing, listen in to this webinar. Ashwin Narang, Head: Financial Sponsors and In-Country Coverge at FirstRand Bank will discuss competencies and careers in India’s growing Structured Finance space.
1. Structured Finance market highlights in India
2. Career opportunities in the Structured Finance space
3. Roles and entry requirements for CFA® charterholders and candidates
4. Competencies required for each role and potential career paths
This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 18 April 2019.
About the Speaker(s)
Ashwin joined FirstRand Bank, India in 2015 and is part of the Investment Banking Division where he leads the In-Country and Financial Sponsors coverage. Ashwin has been instrumental in initiating the structured finance strategy for FirstRand in India and continues to work with multiple other financial sponsors towards structured finance investments in Indian mid-market corporates. He leads the in-country coverage for clients in healthcare, consumer, industrials and renewable energy. Prior to joining FirstRand, he was Senior Vice President, Financial Sponsors Group at Anand Rathi and Associate Vice President at Pioneer Investcorp. Ashwin is a CFA charterholder and is an MBA in finance from T.A.Pai Manipal Institute (TAPMI) .
Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, is a director of professional learning and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, Mr. Kunte contributes to thought leadership in the investment profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Mr. Kunte serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Previously, he worked as the country trading strategist for Citi in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.