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

Manan Lahoty, partner, L&L Partners (chair)
Ipsita Dutta, executive director, Morgan Stanley
Anuj Kapoor
, managing director, head of investment banking, UBS India
Nishant Sharma, co-founder & partner, Citigroup
Gesu Kaushal
, executive director and co-head corporate finance, Kotak Investment Bank
Mohit Saraf
, partner, L&L Partners

10.45 Indian equity market environment: IPO Trends

  • A review of regulatory updates
  • Trending sectors: insurance; real estate; financial services
  • A guide to Private Equity exits in India
  • Clarity on the Securities Transaction tax

11.45 Networking and coffee break

12.05 An update on Reits and InvITs

  • A review on Reits and InvITS in the past year
  • Blackstone’s Reit listing: what to expect after India’s first Reit’s filing
  • Sebi’s amended regulation: to facilitate growth?
  • The need for a regulatory framework to ensure transparency and high governance standards

13.05 Networking Lunch

14.05 High yield and bonds

  • The rise of Green bonds: the push towards the renewable sector
  • What to expect with the removal of restrictions for Masala bonds
  • Structuring and tax considerations to be aware of

David Cameron, capital markets partner, Dorsey & Whitney

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
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 presicent - 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?

Sujaya Moghepadhye, co-head execution, equity capital markets, investment banking, Edelweisse
Hitesh Mandot
, senior vice president & co-head - capital markets execution, ICICI Securities
Nitin Bhuwania
, AVP - legal, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Neeta Sanghavi
, head – legal, Avendus Capital

17.25 End of conference

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