An Initiative of the Finance & Control Group of

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Our Advisors

  • Avanidhar Subrahmanyam
  • Professor Subrahmanyam ("Subra") is currently the Distinguished Professor of Finance and the Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking at UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the Anderson School, UCLA, in 1990. He was Assistant Professor at Columbia University from 1990 to 1993. Professor Subrahmanyam has received numerous awards for his research in behavioral finance at the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Western Finance Association meetings, and the Association for Investment Management Research, and has been nominated several times for the best paper at the Journal of Finance. He is among the five most-cited scholars in his research cohort (those receiving first-time finance-related positions from 1990 onwards). He has served as a founding Co-editor of the Journal of Financial Markets, and a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has served as a consultant to several organizations such as the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai (Bombay), India, Irwin/McGraw-Hill, and Research Affiliates, Inc., Pasadena.

  • David Yermack
  • David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business. Professor Yermack teaches joint MBA - Law School courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring. Professor Yermack has been with NYU Stern since 1994. His primary research areas include boards of directors, executive compensation, and corporate finance. Professor Yermack has published more than 25 articles in leading academic journals in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Law. He is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank.Professor Yermack received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1985), Master of Business Administration (1991), Juris Doctor (1991), Master of Arts in Business Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics (1994) from Harvard University.

  • Henri Servaes
  • Henri Servaes is Professor of Finance at London Business School. He holds a BBA from European University and a MSIA and PhD in finance from Purdue University. His areas of interest include corporate control, corporate diversification, initial public offerings, capital structure, and mutual funds. He has published articles on these topics in all the leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Financial Management and a number of other finance journals. His work has been presented at all major international finance conferences and at more than 50 universities worldwide.

  • Gautam Mitra
  • Gautam Mitra obtained a Ph. D. in Computational Methods in Operational Research from Institute of Computer Science, University of London, and is an internationally renowned research scientist in the field of Operational Research. He was Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University, between 1990 and 2001. In 2001 he established CARISMA: The Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modeling Applications, which specializes in the research of Risk and Optimisation and their combined paradigm in decision modeling. Professor Mitra is also a Director of UNICOM Consultants (trading as OptiRisk Systems Ltd).

  • M. Suresh Sundaresan
  • Suresh M. Sundaresan is the Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia University. He is the faculty director for the India Business Initiative at Columbia Business School. He has significant policy experience, which includes Treasury Bond Markets Advisory Committee (TBAC) in the United States, which meets the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury twice a year; Financial Markets Round Table at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Resident Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund; Wim Duisenberg Research Fellow at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt during the first half of the year 2015; Technical Advisor at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel during the second half of the year 2015. He has also testified to the US Congress on transparency issues relating to corporate bond markets. He served as the Head of Research at Capula Investment Management during 2009 in London, and then as a consultant during 2009-14. He has also worked at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley in Fixed Income Research and Investment Management, respectively.

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India Finance Conference 2018

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WPS – 765 July 2015
Board Diversity and Firm Performance Influenced by Ownership Concentration: Evidence from India
   Varun Jindal , Manju Jaiswall
WPS – 725 April 2013
Estimating Stock Index Volatility in India
  B.B.Chakrabarti , Orr Ben Nathan
WPS – 722 February 2013
An Empirical Investigation into Enterprise Risk Management in India
  Arpita Ghosh


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