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Event Abstract:

This discussion proposes to take SDG as a benchmark, and then deliberate the investment landscape from an ESG perspective. It will also include compliances, headwinds and tailwind for the Indian Investment Industry, and quantitative investment. 

Learning outcomes:

By attending this event, you will learn:

- Odyssey of embracement of SDG (ESG) in Indian market ecosystem - Regulatory and Market response
- Paradigm shift in Regulatory landscape & Future Trajectory for the India Inc.
- Imperativeness for the Indian Investment Industry which includes Quantitative Industry

About the Speaker:

Dr. Somnath Ghosh is the Senior Consultant and associated Faculty with DEAJNIFM Research Program at the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is a Senior Mentor for the National e-Governance Programme of Government of India. 

Dr. Ghosh (Ex-Civil Servant, Govt. Of India) is the First Merit Holder Fellow Member of the ICSA (UK) from India. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of the Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, (London & Wales, UK), the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (UK), the Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of India and holds a PG Diploma in Labour Laws from the Indian Law Institute. He is also a Law Graduate having LLM and a Member of India Arbitration Council. Dr. Ghosh was awarded a Ph.D. on 'To Evaluate the role of SEBI as Market Regulator for Investors' Protection'.

Dr. Ghosh is a dedicated Professional with more than three decades in leading Corporates at the Middle and Senior Levels. His last assignment was as Executive Director (Finance & Legal) and the Company Secretary of a well-known Indian Public Limited Company. He has authored Empirical and Seminal Research Papers/ Reports in the Financial Markets and regularly contributes to Professional Journals and Magazines. He is also the Speaker of Eminence for Capacity Building in Digital India Projects. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Indian Law Institute, Adj. Professor at the National Stock Exchange and other leading institutes. He is a regular Speaker at Seminars on Regulatory Finance, Takeovers, eGovernance, Government Process Reengineering, and Business Process Reengineering.

Dr. Ghosh's article on “Consumerism” has been awarded by a Jury headed by the former Chief Justice of India. His Article published in the Journal of NALSAR on Defence Procurement Procedure, 2016 has been acclaimed as one of the Best Research Articles on Defence Procurement. He has also presented various papers in professional Seminars and Conferences – National as well as International. His Specialties are Corporate and Securities Law, Capital Markets, Insurance & Banking and Behavioural Finance, and Contract Management.

About the Host:

Pankaj Mani heads the Delhi CQF Institute Society. He is Managing Director of RealWorldRisk, which has close associations with a number of major financial institutions. He has more than a decade of experience in the fields of Quant Investment, Risk Management, Financial Engineering, and AI & ML for Finance. His proprietary quant-based equity investment portfolio has performed to a high standard and he has been a research collaborator with globally renowned experts and practitioners around the world. He is a CFA (US) Trainer for India’s leading banking group and has participated in the AIFI Program conducted at NYU Tandon. He holds both the CQF and FRM designation and holds a Masters in Finance. He is also a Real World Mathematician having written many thoughtful research papers.

Pankaj has authored an important book 'Scientific Investing in Real World Unifying the Extremes: Randomness & Determinism: Causality: Black Swan and Tail Risk Hedging' addressing some of the foundational open issues in Quant Investment and Risk Management.

Pankaj is currently also working on ESG factors related to Quantitative Investment Practical Strategies from a Portfolio Management perspective along with some leading global experts. He has also devised Proprietary models for incorporating ESG into Quantitative Portfolio Investment. Currently, his research is 
on some open global issues in Quantitative Investment and Risk Management including, Scientific aspects of Investing and Tail Risk Hedging.