Akarsh G.

Akarsh G.

GurgaonIndia

Professional Researcher with Business Experience

I am a finance and economics enthusiast. I am incredibly passionate about research and bringing new ideas to life. Over the past few months, I have got the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant on a variety of projects across departments in leading business schools in the US and Europe: 1) Harvard Business School: Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets 2) MIT Sloan School of Management: Operations Research and Statistics 3) Columbia Business School: Economics and Finance 4) NYU Stern School of Business: Marketing and Psychology 5) INSEAD: Organisational Behavior 6) London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): Finance I am one of the 20 students awarded the Charpak Lab Scholarship by the Government of France to pursue a research internship at INSEAD in the Organisational Behavior department. For this purpose, I have been awarded EUR 1400. I have a strong background in data science and machine learning: 1) Data Science: Python, R, MySQL/MariaDB and Microsoft Excel 2) Machine Learning: Regressions, Clustering, Deep Learning, ARIMA/SARIMAX forecasting models, Natural Language Processing 3) Libraries in Python: numpy, pandas, sklearn, keras, scipy, bs4, selenium, statsmodels, matplotlib, nltk etc. 4) Quantitative Finance: Implementation of the CAPM in Python, calculation betas of stocks and bonds 5) General Programming: Object Oriented Programming in C++, Java and Python 6) SIR and SEIRD models to predict epidemic trajectories Besides data science and programming, I have had the opportunity to work as an Advisory Intern at Mazars, the global auditing, advisory and consulting firm headquartered in Paris with over 40,000 employees. At Mazars, I am working on a project for the Government of India to conduct an impact assessment of Prime Minister Modi's pet projects for several industries in India. During this period, I have conducted in-depth research on supply chains, manufacturing technologies and the impact of public policy on the business ecosystem. I am also pursuing the CFA, FRM and FMVA certifications and collectively, they have enabled me to enhance my skills in the following domains: 1) Derivatives and Economics: Swaps, forwards, F&O markets, fiscal and monetary policies, MBSs, CDOs, IS-LM & AD-AS models 2) Risk and Portfolio Management: Utility theory and indifference curves, CAPM, efficient frontier & optimal portfolio 3) Business Cases: Market research, supply chains, public policy impact on health, finance, technology and startups 4) Fixed Income: Bond pricing and repayment structures, asset-backed securities, debentures, bond markets and indices 5) Financial Reporting and Analysis: financial statements, accounting standards by the IASB and FASB 6) Financial Modeling and Valuation: M&A/LBO models, DCF models, comparable company analysis, precedent transactions analysis
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All of us must have heard the saying – don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This wise thought applies to financial investments too! In recent times, we have witnessed great market rallies that scripted a rag to riches story for many investors. In chase of higher returns, we tend to forget our risk – taking capability and open up ourselves to a risk of losing everything that we have. Diversification of investments i.e. investing in instruments across asset classes and sectors has proven to be an effective way of lowering risk. Portfolio management is the most common way of achieving diversification targets while ensuring that returns do not go down to a point where investing becomes financially unviable. In this article, we explore the need for diversification, the means to do it and its effects.
DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
Fitch, Moody’s and DBRS – all have declared a negative outlook on India’s credit rating. The only major global rating agency maintaining a stable outlook on India is S&P. Major revisions in sovereign credit rating started with DBRS downgrading its outlook to negative from stable while retaining the BBB rating for India on May 21, 2020, followed by Moody’s downgrade to Baa3, the lowest investment grade on June 1, 2020. The final blow was given by Fitch when it downgraded its outlook on India to negative on June 18, 20201. This article talks about the reasons and impacts of successive rating and outlook downgrades on Indian companies, the Indian economy as a whole as well as on future investment in India.
CUTS IN INDIA’S CREDIT RATINGS: COVID OR MORE THAN THAT?
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Akarsh G.

Akarsh G.

GurgaonIndia
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I am a finance and economics enthusiast. I am incredibly passionate about research and bringing new ideas to life. Over the past few months, I have got the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant on a variety of projects across departments in leading business schools in the US and Europe: 1) Harvard Business School: Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets 2) MIT Sloan School of Management: Operations Research and Statistics 3) Columbia Business School: Economics and Finance 4) NYU Stern School of Business: Marketing and Psychology 5) INSEAD: Organisational Behavior 6) London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): Finance I am one of the 20 students awarded the Charpak Lab Scholarship by the Government of France to pursue a research internship at INSEAD in the Organisational Behavior department. For this purpose, I have been awarded EUR 1400. I have a strong background in data science and machine learning: 1) Data Science: Python, R, MySQL/MariaDB and Microsoft Excel 2) Machine Learning: Regressions, Clustering, Deep Learning, ARIMA/SARIMAX forecasting models, Natural Language Processing 3) Libraries in Python: numpy, pandas, sklearn, keras, scipy, bs4, selenium, statsmodels, matplotlib, nltk etc. 4) Quantitative Finance: Implementation of the CAPM in Python, calculation betas of stocks and bonds 5) General Programming: Object Oriented Programming in C++, Java and Python 6) SIR and SEIRD models to predict epidemic trajectories Besides data science and programming, I have had the opportunity to work as an Advisory Intern at Mazars, the global auditing, advisory and consulting firm headquartered in Paris with over 40,000 employees. At Mazars, I am working on a project for the Government of India to conduct an impact assessment of Prime Minister Modi's pet projects for several industries in India. During this period, I have conducted in-depth research on supply chains, manufacturing technologies and the impact of public policy on the business ecosystem. I am also pursuing the CFA, FRM and FMVA certifications and collectively, they have enabled me to enhance my skills in the following domains: 1) Derivatives and Economics: Swaps, forwards, F&O markets, fiscal and monetary policies, MBSs, CDOs, IS-LM & AD-AS models 2) Risk and Portfolio Management: Utility theory and indifference curves, CAPM, efficient frontier & optimal portfolio 3) Business Cases: Market research, supply chains, public policy impact on health, finance, technology and startups 4) Fixed Income: Bond pricing and repayment structures, asset-backed securities, debentures, bond markets and indices 5) Financial Reporting and Analysis: financial statements, accounting standards by the IASB and FASB 6) Financial Modeling and Valuation: M&A/LBO models, DCF models, comparable company analysis, precedent transactions analysis
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Portfolio

All of us must have heard the saying – don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This wise thought applies to financial investments too! In recent times, we have witnessed great market rallies that scripted a rag to riches story for many investors. In chase of higher returns, we tend to forget our risk – taking capability and open up ourselves to a risk of losing everything that we have. Diversification of investments i.e. investing in instruments across asset classes and sectors has proven to be an effective way of lowering risk. Portfolio management is the most common way of achieving diversification targets while ensuring that returns do not go down to a point where investing becomes financially unviable. In this article, we explore the need for diversification, the means to do it and its effects.
DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
Fitch, Moody’s and DBRS – all have declared a negative outlook on India’s credit rating. The only major global rating agency maintaining a stable outlook on India is S&P. Major revisions in sovereign credit rating started with DBRS downgrading its outlook to negative from stable while retaining the BBB rating for India on May 21, 2020, followed by Moody’s downgrade to Baa3, the lowest investment grade on June 1, 2020. The final blow was given by Fitch when it downgraded its outlook on India to negative on June 18, 20201. This article talks about the reasons and impacts of successive rating and outlook downgrades on Indian companies, the Indian economy as a whole as well as on future investment in India.
CUTS IN INDIA’S CREDIT RATINGS: COVID OR MORE THAN THAT?
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