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Our visiting faculty team is drawn from a pool of experts who are academicians as well as practitioners. This adds invaluable  experiential learning to the programme. 

Mr. G. Mahalingam

Mr Mahalingam is Chief General Manager and former regional director of Reserve Bank of India. He is associated with RBI from last 30 years with various roles as Inspecting officer, Chief Forex dealer, Chief Investment Dealer, Head of Internal Debt Management Department. He was also advisor to Central Bank of Oman for monetary operations. Currently, he is involved with RBI in monitoring and surveillance of money/Forex/GSec/ Derivative Markets Intervention Operations and conduct of Liquidity Operations, Forex Intervention Operations and Open Market Operations. Moreover, he was six years faculty in Reserve Bank Officers Training College. He is M.Sc. in Statistics and Operations research from IIT, Kanpur and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from Birmigham Business School, UK. He teaches various financial engineering and risk management issues in Indian Market context.

Mr. Debashis Bandyopadhyay

Shri Debashis Bandyopadhyay is at present Deputy General Manager, heading a division at IntegratedSurveillance Department of SEBI. In this role, he supervises some of the work relating to surveillance. He has over 14 years of work experience at SEBI, having worked in various capacities. He is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Management Institute of Management Studies and prior to joining SEBI had worked at Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd. And Microland Limited. He has taught Financial Surveillance in CFERM Programme.

Prof. Surendra Sundararajan

Prof. Surendra Sundararajan, a Professor at MS Baroda University, is an MA (Economics), LLB, MBA (Wisconsin), and a PhD. He is an expert in Securities Markets and Risk Management & Derivatives. He is also a visiting faculty at SP Jain Institute of Management and Great Lakes Institute of Management. He has taught Financial Derivative in CFERM Programme.

Prof. M. Venkateshwarlu

Prof. Venkateshwarlu, M.Com and PhD, is a Professor at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). He has also pioneered the development of the CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme. His areas of interest are Financial Economics, Valuation and Risk Management. He has several research articles at refereed international and national journals, besides conference papers. He teaches Financial Economics in CFERM Programme.

Prof. Neeraj Hatekar

Prof. Neearaj, M.A. and Ph.D., is a Professor at Departmentof Economics (Autonomous), Centre of Advance Studies, University of Mumbai. His area of interest is Econometrics, Game Theory and Experimental Economics. He has been visiting fellow at University of Cambridge and University of Ulster, UK. He has several publications in the journals of international repute. He teaches Game Theoretic Applications in Financial Engineering in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Navin Nambiar

Shri Navin Nambiar is an MBA, CFA and FRM, currently the Deputy General Manager heading the Banking Supervision division at RBI. He is part of the core team at RBI involved in the execution of Risk Based Supervision in India. He has over 13 years of work experience at RBI having worked in various capabilities. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Boston College - Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, and Symbiosis International University. Prior to joining RBI, he was the Business Development Executive at Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd.. His areas of expertise are Risk Management, Banking Strategy, Business Strategy, Capital Planning, Balance Sheet Management, Corporate Governance, Wealth Management and Financial Markets.

Dr. Mohit Garg

Dr. Mohit is a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). His area of interest is Probability Theory, Mathematical Finance and Complexity Theory. He has several publications in international journals and presented in national and international conferences. He has taught Stochastic Finance in CFERM Programme.

Mr. B. Venkatesh

Mr. Venkatesh is a CFA (USA) and FRM (GARP), in addition to being a Chartered Accountant and a Cost & Management Accountant. He is an expert in Securities Analysis Portfolio Management and Behavioural Finance. A former Editor (Financial Markets) at Business Line (a Hindu Group) publications, he is the Founder Director of Navera Consulting,  a firm that specializes in portfolio performance evaluation. Previously, he has been a visiting faculty at IIM Bangalore and Great Lakes Institute of Management. He has taught Financial Engineering Applications in CFERM Programme.

Mr. R. L. Shankar

Mr. R.L.Shanker heads the Centre for Advanced Financial Studies at IFMR. He is also the Program Director for the two year Financial Engineering Program offered by IFMR.  He has done his B.Tech. from IIT Madras and MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University USA. His research focus is on derivative pricing models, term structure modelling, non-parametric risk measurement techniques. He has rich experience in offering customized courses for bankers, analysts, regulators and other market participants. He teaches Financial Engineering Applications in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Suneel Sarswat

Mr. Suneel Sarswat is an MSc in Statistics and Informatics from the Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay. Before joining NISM, he worked on Financial Analytics at Bank of America (now BoFA Merrill Lynch). He has keen interest in Mathematics, Computational Finance and Financial Computing. He has done vital projects such as the application of neural networks in financial analysis, credit ratings and trading algorithms involving pattern recognition. He has participated in national and international workshops and conferences. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in Computer Science from TIFR. He teaches Computational Finance in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Ramesh B. Thimmaraya

Ramesh Babu Thimmaraya is an ME from IIT Madras, MBA from NITIE, Bombay and has attained the FRM Certification from GARP. He has worked at CENDAC Labs, USA and at GE, Bangalore. He has written 18 research papers in many peer reviewed international journals in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Finance and Economics.Two of his research papers on mathematical statistics are in reputed international journals; one of the papers is among the top-25 cited articles in the world in the area of Time Series Analysis and Dynamics. He teaches Statistics for Quantitative Risk Management and Financial Engineering Applications in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Sanjoy Choudhury

Sanjoy Choudhury is Principal – Radiant Consultingspear heading it's Treasury and Risk Consulting, Training and Research business including product and services offering to clients across all asset classes. He is an experienced financial market professional in the Banking & Financial Services Industry with over 16 years of experience spread across various organizations. He is a multi-skilled OTC Derivatives and Financial Risk professional with extensive knowledge and experience of Pricing, Valuation, Financial Derivatives Modelling, Hedging and Risk of Interest Rate, FX, Equity and Credit Derivatives including financial research, analysis and training. He teaches Risk Management in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Chandresh Shah

Chandresh Shah has more than 15 years of experience in Banks and Financial Institutions. He is currently working with Aviva as the Head of Risk Management. His past assignments include Risk Management and Compliance role with Tata Capital, Standard Chartered, HSBC and SEBI. He is a qualified accountant and a post graduate in management from the University of Mumbai. He also holds CFA charter and FRM designation. He teaches Risk Management in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Avinash Ghalke

Mr. Avinash holds a post graduation in Finance and Systems from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a CFA Charter Holder (CFA Institute, USA). He has 10 years of industry experience, spanning across Investment Research and Information Technology domains. He was associated with the Sell Side Equity research teams at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Nomura, covering sectors like Oil & Gas, Alternative Energy and Pharma. He has also worked with the product development and equity research teamsat LIC Nomura MF. He has taught Algorithmic Trading in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Chirag Shah

Mr. Chirag Shah is a Derivatives expert, and has worked for 6 years as a fund manager and advisor. He has worked with some prominent brokerage houses like Axis Securities and Angel Broking. He has conducted workshops and seminars on derivatives across 30 cities in India. He is also a visiting faculty for derivatives at Mumbai University and other B Schools. He is postgraduate in Finance and pursuing hisPhD. He has developed many derivatives strategies and algorithms. He teaches Trading Aspects of Derivatives in CFERM Programme.

Dr. Kavitha Laghate

Dr. Kavitha Laghate, MSc (Statistics) and Ph.D., is a Professor and Director at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Her areas of interest are Statistics and Quantitative Finance.

Mr. B. Renganathan

Mr. Renganathan is a Cost Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is a Senior Vice President - Compliance and Legal, at Edelweiss. His areas of specialisation are Corporate Laws, Securities Markets regulation and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr Shripad Wagale

Mr. Shripad Wagale is M.A (Economics) and pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Economics (Autonomous). He has worked with SP Jain Institute of Management Studies and Russel Square International College. His area of interest is Statistics, Econometrics and Game Theory. He has taught Statistics in Quantitative Risk Management in CFERM Programme.

Mr. G. Mahalingam

Mr Mahalingam is Chief General Manager and former regional director of Reserve Bank of India. He is associated with RBI from last 30 years with various roles as Inspecting officer, Chief Forex dealer, Chief Investment Dealer, Head of Internal Debt Management Department. He was also advisor to Central Bank of Oman for monetary operations. Currently, he is involved with RBI in monitoring and surveillance of money/Forex/GSec/ Derivative Markets Intervention Operations and conduct of Liquidity Operations, Forex Intervention Operations and Open Market Operations. Moreover, he was six years faculty in Reserve Bank Officers Training College. He is M.Sc. in Statistics and Operations research from IIT, Kanpur and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from Birmigham Business School, UK. He teaches various financial engineering and risk management issues in Indian Market context.

Mr. Debashis Bandyopadhyay

Shri Debashis Bandyopadhyay is at present Deputy General Manager, heading a division at IntegratedSurveillance Department of SEBI. In this role, he supervises some of the work relating to surveillance. He has over 14 years of work experience at SEBI, having worked in various capacities. He is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Management Institute of Management Studies and prior to joining SEBI had worked at Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd. And Microland Limited. He has taught Financial Surveillance in CFERM Programme.

Prof. Surendra Sundararajan

Prof. Surendra Sundararajan, a Professor at MS Baroda University, is an MA (Economics), LLB, MBA (Wisconsin), and a PhD. He is an expert in Securities Markets and Risk Management & Derivatives. He is also a visiting faculty at SP Jain Institute of Management and Great Lakes Institute of Management. He has taught Financial Derivative in CFERM Programme.

Prof. M. Venkateshwarlu

Prof. Venkateshwarlu, M.Com and PhD, is a Professor at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). He has also pioneered the development of the CRISIL Certified Analyst Programme. His areas of interest are Financial Economics, Valuation and Risk Management. He has several research articles at refereed international and national journals, besides conference papers. He teaches Financial Economics in CFERM Programme.

Prof. Neeraj Hatekar

Prof. Neearaj, M.A. and Ph.D., is a Professor at Departmentof Economics (Autonomous), Centre of Advance Studies, University of Mumbai. His area of interest is Econometrics, Game Theory and Experimental Economics. He has been visiting fellow at University of Cambridge and University of Ulster, UK. He has several publications in the journals of international repute. He teaches Game Theoretic Applications in Financial Engineering in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Navin Nambiar

Shri Navin Nambiar is an MBA, CFA and FRM, currently the Deputy General Manager heading the Banking Supervision division at RBI. He is part of the core team at RBI involved in the execution of Risk Based Supervision in India. He has over 13 years of work experience at RBI having worked in various capabilities. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Boston College - Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, and Symbiosis International University. Prior to joining RBI, he was the Business Development Executive at Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd.. His areas of expertise are Risk Management, Banking Strategy, Business Strategy, Capital Planning, Balance Sheet Management, Corporate Governance, Wealth Management and Financial Markets.

Dr. Mohit Garg

Dr. Mohit is a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). His area of interest is Probability Theory, Mathematical Finance and Complexity Theory. He has several publications in international journals and presented in national and international conferences. He has taught Stochastic Finance in CFERM Programme.

Mr. B. Venkatesh

Mr. Venkatesh is a CFA (USA) and FRM (GARP), in addition to being a Chartered Accountant and a Cost & Management Accountant. He is an expert in Securities Analysis Portfolio Management and Behavioural Finance. A former Editor (Financial Markets) at Business Line (a Hindu Group) publications, he is the Founder Director of Navera Consulting,  a firm that specializes in portfolio performance evaluation. Previously, he has been a visiting faculty at IIM Bangalore and Great Lakes Institute ofManagement. He has taught Financial Engineering Applications in CFERM Programme.

Mr. R. L. Shankar

Mr. R.L.Shanker heads the Centre for Advanced Financial Studies at IFMR. He is also the Program Director for the two year Financial Engineering Program offered by IFMR.He has done his B.Tech. from IIT Madras and MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University USA. His research focus is on derivative pricing models, term structure modelling, non-parametric risk measurement techniques. He has rich experience in offering customized courses for bankers, analysts, regulators and other market participants. He teaches Financial Engineering Applications in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Suneel Sarswat

Mr. Suneel Sarswat is an MSc in Statistics and Informatics from the Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay. Before joining NISM, he worked on Financial Analytics at Bank of America (now BoFA Merrill Lynch). He has keen interest in Mathematics, Computational Finance and Financial Computing. He has done vital projects such as the application of neural networks in financial analysis, credit ratings and trading algorithms involving pattern recognition. He has participated in national and international workshops and conferences. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in Computer Science from TIFR. He teaches Computational Finance in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Ramesh B. Thimmaraya

Ramesh Babu Thimmaraya is an ME from IIT Madras, MBA from NITIE, Bombay and has attained the FRM Certification from GARP. He has worked at CENDAC Labs, USA and at GE, Bangalore. He has written 18 research papers in many peer reviewed international journals in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Finance and Economics.Two of his research papers on mathematical statistics are in reputed international journals; one of the papers is among the top-25 cited articles in the world in the area of Time Series Analysis and Dynamics. He teaches Statistics for Quantitative Risk Management and Financial Engineering Applications in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Sanjoy Choudhury

Sanjoy Choudhury is Principal – Radiant Consultingspear heading it's Treasury and Risk Consulting, Training and Research business including product and services offering to clients across all asset classes. He is an experienced financial market professional in the Banking & Financial Services Industry with over 16 years of experience spread across various organizations. He is a multi-skilled OTC Derivatives and Financial Risk professional with extensive knowledge and experience of Pricing, Valuation, Financial Derivatives Modelling, Hedging and Risk of Interest Rate, FX, Equity and Credit Derivatives including financial research, analysis and training. He teaches Risk Management in CFERM Programme. 

Mr. Chandresh Shah

Chandresh Shah has more than 15 years of experience in Banks and Financial Institutions. He is currently working with Aviva as the Head of Risk Management. His past assignments include Risk Management and Compliance role with Tata Capital, Standard Chartered, HSBC and SEBI. He is a qualified accountant and a post graduate in management from the University of Mumbai. He also holds CFA charter and FRM designation. He teaches Risk Management in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Avinash Ghalke

Mr. Avinash holds a post graduation in Finance and Systems from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a CFA Charter Holder (CFA Institute, USA). He has 10 years of industry experience, spanning across Investment Research and Information Technology domains. He was associated with the Sell Side Equity research teams at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Nomura, covering sectors like Oil & Gas, Alternative Energy and Pharma. He has also worked with the product development and equity research teamsat LIC Nomura MF. He has taught Algorithmic Trading in CFERM Programme.

Mr. Chirag Shah

Mr. Chirag Shah is a Derivatives expert, and has worked for 6 years as a fund manager and advisor. He has worked with some prominent brokerage houses like Axis Securities and Angel Broking. He has conducted workshops and seminars on derivatives across 30 cities in India. He is also a visiting faculty for derivatives at Mumbai University and other B Schools. He is postgraduate in Finance and pursuing hisPhD. He has developed many derivatives strategies and algorithms. He teaches Trading Aspects of Derivatives in CFERM Programme.

Dr. Kavitha Laghate

Dr. Kavitha Laghate, MSc (Statistics) and Ph.D., is a Professor and Director at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Her areas of interest are Statistics and Quantitative Finance.

 Mr. B. Renganathan

Mr. Renganathan is a Cost Accountant and Fellow of theInstitute of Company Secretaries of India. He is a Senior

Vice President - Compliance and Legal, at Edelweiss. His areas of specialisation are Corporate Laws, Securities Markets regulation and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr Shripad Wagale

Mr. Shripad Wagale is M.A (Economics) and pursuing Ph.D. from Department of Economics (Autonomous). He has worked with SP Jain Institute of Management Studies and Russel Square International College. His area of interest is Statistics, Econometrics and Game Theory. He has taught Statistics in Quantitative Risk Management in CFERM Programme.8

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