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SPJIMR sets up Centre for Financial Studies (CFS)

October 11, 2019
As India moves to achieve the vision of becoming a five trillion-dollar economy, SPJIMR’s CFS will offer a unique platform where academic experts, finance professionals and policy makers can work together to inform practice and public policy in the financial sector. The five areas that CFS has mandated itself to work on are accounting, governance & risk, financial inclusion, fintech and policy & regulation.
The CFS has been set up at a time when India is looking to a new phase of growth as policy makers push to increase investments, build infrastructure and become more business friendly.
The CFS was formally launched on October 10 at a function attended among others by, Mr Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC and Chairman of the Governing Council of SPJIMR; Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya , Former Chairperson, SBI; Mr Samiran Chakraborty, MD Chief Economist, Citibank; Mr Nimesh Shah, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Prudential AMC; Mr Ketan Dalal, Managing Partner, Katalyst Advisors LLP; Mr Alok Kshirsagar, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Prof. Ananth Narayan, Associate Professor, Finance, SPJIMR; Prof. Harsh Vardhan, Executive in Residence, SPJIMR and Ms Latha Venkatesh, Banking Editor, CNBC TV18.
The CFS is headed by Prof Neeraj Swaroop, former Regional CEO of Standard Chartered Bank and now a Professor of Finance at SPJIMR.
Specifically, SPJIMR’s Centre for Financial Studies aims to:
1) Undertake research projects that have relevance for the industry and for policy making.
2) Create a community of practitioners, trained in financial services matters, through high-quality training and executive education modules.
3) Partner with industry to address practice related challenges through consultancy engagements.

The CFS is SPJIMR’s first external facing platform in the area of finance, which is one of the core specialisations offered to students of management at the institute.
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