IFLR India Capital Markets Forum 2019

January 16, Four Seasons Mumbai


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9.00 Registration

9.35 Welcome Remarks

9.45 Securities market in India: an overview

  • Introduction and assessment of capital markets in the last year
  • Policy and legal updates in the past 12 months
  • Challenges and opportunities in the new policy and legal initiatives
  • Trends and outlook for securities market in 2019

Mohit Saraf , senior partner, L&L Partners ( chair )
Ipsita Dutta , executive director, Morgan Stanley
Ranjan Sharma , director - head of India equity capital markets, UBS India
Nishant Sharma , co-founder & partner, Kedaraa Capital
Gesu Kaushal , executive director and co-head corporate finance, Kotak Investment Bank
Manan Lahoty , partner, L&L Partners

10.45 Indian equity market environment: IPO Trends

  • IPO overview of 2018: deal flow, market dynamics and key events
  • Regulatory update: focus on better corporate governance and ease of doing deals
  • Deal making in the choppy/volatile year ahead: key factors to consider
  • Key trends and primary market outlook for 2019

Nikhil Naredi , partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ( chair )
Abhijit Vaidya , executive director & co-head - equity corporate finance, Kotak Mahindra Capital
Kartikeya Kaji
, principal, Kedaara Capital Advisors
Prashant Gupta , partner & national practice head, capital markets, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

11.45 Networking and coffee break

12.05 An update on Reits and InvITs

  • A review on Reits and InvITS in the past year
  • Sebi's amended regulation: to facilitate growth?
  • The need for a regulatory framework to ensure transparency and high governance standards

Varoon Chandra , partner, AZB & Partners ( chair )
Stephen Peepels , partner and head of US securities, Hogan Lovells
Swati Mandava
, vice president, investments, Brookfield Asset Management
Pragati Kumar , vice president, assistant general counsel, JP Morgan
Raghwendra Pande , senior vice president, ICICI Securities
Madhurima Mukherjee , partner, AZB & Partners

13.05 Networking Lunch

14.05 The international bond markets in 2019

  • When will high-yield come back?
  • The rise of Green bonds and current status of Masala bonds.
  • Listing venues: what are the considerations?

David Cameron , capital markets partner, Dorsey & Whitney ( chair )
Niloufer Lam , partner, ZBA
Alexander Imseeh , fixed income product specialist, London Stock Exchange Group
Hardik Dalal , director, Barclays
Madhur Agarwal
, head, debt capital markets and market sales, India, JP Morgan

15.05 Foreign Portfolio Investor Regime

  • Why are foreign investments on the rise, despite a slowing economy?
  • FPI Reform: what to look out for
  • Simplifying the Foreign Investment Reporting Process
  • A look into Sebi's decision to classify 'beneficial owners'
  • Reforms in foreign investment - what more needs to be done for a path to a win-win situation

Avijit Banerjee , CEO & managing director, Argon Capital Advisors  ( chair )
Laurence Van der Loo , director - technology and operations, ASIFMA
Nidhi Parekh  senior vice president, Citigroup
Lakha Nair , senior vice president - corporate finance, investment banking, Axis Capital
Vaisshali Babu
, senior vice president - head of products and market intelligence, BNP Paribas Securities Services India

16.05 Networking and coffee

16.25 Conducting due diligence

  • Disclosure and due diligence requirements to be aware of
  • What happens if an Indian issuer defaults?
  • Cross border transactions: business etiquette and working with multiple jurisdictions
  • How can corporate governance norms for listed companies be effectively enforced?

Hitesh Mandot , senior vice president & co-head - capital markets execution, ICICI Securities ( chair )
Sujaya Moghepadhye , senior vice president and co-head execution, equity capital markets, Edelweiss Financial Services
Nitin Bhuwania
, AVP - legal, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Neeta Sanghavi , head - legal, Avendus Capital

17.25 End of conference

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