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Past Events

At Hotel Taj Mahal, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

Mr Vivek Kulkarni (Founder & Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings) participated and discussed on topics related to “Expenditure Management”.

Dr M Govinda Rao (Chief Economic Advisor, Brickwork Ratings) participated and represented as session moderator and discussed on topics related to “Tax/ Revenue Management”.

This program was well received and appreciated by fellow participants.

At PHD House, New Delhi

Mr. A P Kamath (Senior Director - Ratings, Brickwork Ratings) spoke at the workshop and addressed the participants as one of the key panellists. He briefed the participants about the BWR and explained the positive implications of listing in the SME exchange of BSE/NSE on credit ratings for bank loan and other Capital Market Instruments.

He also briefed the participants the benefits of SME listing, viz., providing an avenue to raise capital through capital infusion, creating greater credibility/transparency , higher valuation of the company, opportunity for expansion, merger & acquisition, liquidity for shareholders, opportunity for PE/VC an exit route, employee stock option, tax benefits etc.

Mr Kamath also participated in the question and answers session alongwith other speakers. The event was well received by fellow credit market representatives.

At National Stock Exchange of India, Mumbai

Brickwork Ratings proudly sponsored winners of fourth-annual KWHS Investment Competition Region 2 Finale held at NSE, Mumbai. Congratulations to the winners from Amity International School, Noida; Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur and Amity International School, Vashundhra Sector-6, Ghaziabad. The judges included: Pankaj Dinodia of Dinodia Capital Advisors, Kisha Gupta of Infosys, Vivek Kulkarni of Brickwork Ratings, Rajat Kumar of ABP Digital, Rajesh Sehgal of Equanimity Investments, and Yatrik Vin of the NSE.

The competition sponsor Brickwork Ratings rewarded the winners with trophies and financial prizes worth $1000

The 2019 KWHS Region 2 Investment Competition represented a first-time partnership between Knowledge@Wharton High School and the National Stock Exchange of India, including the NSE Academy Limited.

Read more about the competition and the winners here

At National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Campus, Pune

Shri Rajat Bahl, Chief Analytical Officer & Head-Financial Institutions, Brickwork Ratings participated as a panel member on the theme Alternative Sources Of Financing covering Bond and capital markets, Infrastructure Investment Trusts, Foreign investments in infrastructure projects. He spoke and expressed his views pertaining to the sources of funding appropriate to the infrastructure arena. The panel discussion was well received amongst the participants.

Building and Safeguarding Intellectual property key to the success of start-ups: Vivek Kulkarni, Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings

Vivek Kulkarni, Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings was a key speaker at the recently concluded Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 held between 19th & 20th January 2019, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Mr. Kulkarni interacted with future entrepreneurs currently undergoing their graduation programme at various technology led institutions in India. He spoke on the critical topic of “Intellectual Property Valuation” and its implication on the success of start-ups in its life cycle. Mr. Kulkarni highlighted the importance of intangibles patents, trademarks, customers, contracts, and others in the valuation of a company. He also shared many relevant valuation case studies in his interaction with the summit delegates. His session concluded with a lively query session where the delegates had very pertinent and important questions on the topic.

The summit also witnessed key participants from the industry like Guenter Butschek,Global CEO and MD,Tata Motors; Abhishek Maheshwari, India Head, The Walt Disney Company; Ahmed Elsheikh, President - India Region, Pepsico; Warren Harris, CEO & MD , TATA Technologies; Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman & CEO,; Hitesh Oberoi, MD and CEO, InfoEdge(Naukri, 99acres etc); R S Sodhi, CMD, Amul; Hemant Mohapatra, Partner, Lightspeed Ventures; K R Sanjiv, CTO, Wipro to name a few.

Increasing Role of NBFCs in Building a new India

Brickwork Ratings was the Silver Partner

BWR non-banking financial company (NBFC) are emerging as an alternative to mainstream banking. Besides, they are also emerging as an integral part of Indian Financial System and have commendable contributions towards core development of Infrastructure, transport, employment generation, wealth creation, economic development despite of all the rapidly changes new technologies. They have been to some extent successful in filling the gap in offering credit to retail customers in underserved and unbanked areas.

Hon’ble Prime Minister’s has recognised several times and addressed the role and importance of NBFCs ‘s inclusive growth for the country in term of coverage of NBFCs under the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGTMSE). This is also observed that leading global financial institution like the World Bank and investment fund has recognised the importance of NBFC and Domestic financial institutions like NABARD and SIDBI have come forward to initiate the refinancing of NBFCs.

ASSOCHAM organised its fifth edition of NBFCs summit in Mumbai. Brickwork Ratings was the ‘Credit Ratings Partner’ at the event. This was a full day long conference, with all eminent speakers from NBFC & MFIs sectors, wherein they highlighted the overall success of NBFC for Promoting economic growth of India with case studies; discussed the challenges through panel discussions and explored ways in which technology is changing the face of this industry. This summit also provided a platform to discuss the various strengths, opportunities, challenges and problem faced by this sector and charting a roadmap for the future of NBFCs.

Market participants from Government officials and Regulators, Non-Banking Finance Companies, Micro Finance Institutions Companies, Banking and Financial organizations, Payment Gateway/ Cash Management/Security, Executives from the MSME sector, Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors, Technology Service/ IT Solution Provider, Mobile Banking/ Core Banking Solution Provider Solution Providers and others were present at the event.

The Main Focus Areas the Event Deliberated were on

  • NBFCs and its Diversifying Role
  • Financial Disruption: Laying Digital Footprints to drive financial inclusion's
  • The role of Financial Inclusion: The success story of NBFC’s and Micro Finance
  • Challenges & Opportunities in NBFCs
  • Modifying Framework of NBFCs
  • Role of Regulatory Bodies
  • Role of Technology in NBFCs
  • Regulations: Its Evolution & changes ahead
  • P2P Lending
  • Impact of GST
  • Allowing NBFCs to take deposit
  • High customer acquisition costs

India at Seventy: New Development Challenges

Session on Challenges for Education Sector and Human Resource Development
Chair: Mr. Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd), Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings, Bangalore

  1. Pattern of Enrolment in School Education in India: Possible Inferences on Inclusive Quality Education

    P. Geetha Rani, Department of Economics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvaur

  2. Intergenerational Transfers of Education in India: Does Gender Discrimination Exist?

    Indrajit Bairagya, CHRD, ISEC, Bangalore

  3. Education & Welfare State in South Asia: Investigating the Processes of De-commodification & Stratification

    Bharat Rout, University if Missouri, USA

  4. An Empirical Investigation into the Relationship between Education and Foreign Direct Investment: Lesson for India from a Cross Country Analysis

    Saina Baby, Madhvi Sethi and Aarti Mehta Sharma, Symbiosis Institute if Business Management, Bangalore

  5. Private Sector Participation in School Education: New Partnerships and its Challenges

    Har Simrat Kaur, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi