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Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA) Offers ‘Bond Mathematics’ Session by an IIM Professor on October 27, 2012

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Thursday, October 25, 2012 -- (Business Wire India)

Brickwork Finance Academy offers a session on Bond Mathematics by an IIM Professor at its campus on Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, on Saturday, October 27, 2012 between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

“You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.”
……Warren Buffet

The quote by Warren Buffet is very apt for Bond Markets. Investment decisions need to be made on the basis of sound financial arithmetic. Since all investment decision involve parting with money and taking some amount of risk, it is important that such decisions are based on a rational decision making process. Bonds, though considered as low risk investment instruments can be “dangerous destroyers of purchasing power for investors.”

An informative session on Bond Mathematics organized by Brickwork Finance Academy will attempt to throw light on a few critical aspects of bonds and bond market investing that need to be considered by investors looking to enhance their portfolio values.

The session is part of promoting financial literacy and discussions amongst interested professionals and will cover the following topics:

-- Concept of Yields
-- Concept of Duration
- Macaulay’s Duration
- Modified Duration
-- Convexity
-- New and Hybrid Interest Rate Products
-- Floating Rate products
-- Bonds with embedded options
-- Inflation linked products

About Professor Sankarshan Basu:

Sankarshan Basu is an Associate Professor in the Finance and Control Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru (IIMB). He is currently the Chairperson of Career Development Services at IIMB. His research and teaching interests are in quantitative finance, particularly derivatives and fixed income securities and insurance and pension issues.

Prior to joining IIMB, Sankarshan has also worked with ICICI Ltd. (now ICICI Bank Ltd.), as well as been a teaching faculty at London School of Economics and Political Science and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Sankarshan has also been a Visiting Professor at University of Twente, Netherlands and Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Sankarshan is very well travelled and has presented his works at a number of international conferences. He also has to his credit a number of papers in various international journals.

At IIM Bengaluru, Sankarshan is involved in teaching (both regular programs and executive development programs) consulting assignments as well as in a host of administrative activities.

About Brickwork Finance Academy:

Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA), a non-profit organization, offers nine-month, weekend, Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Finance, for graduates, post graduates and working professionals looking for an enriching career in finance. The course is also open for bright college students wishing to add finance certification on their resume.

The program is intended for candidates aspiring for careers in domestic and international BFSI sector. Those already in the outsourcing industry can undergo this Program to change their career to finance or develop client facing skills via advanced finance domain expertise. The program also prepares candidates for jobs in the Indian commercial banks, investment banks, mutual funds, insurance companies and more.

The certificate course offered by Banking and Financial Analyst covers vital areas in finance namely, Credit Management, Investment Management and Risk Management, with specific reference to the Indian and International financial markets. The faculty for the program are highly experienced industry experts, practitioners and academicians with hands on experience in the financial sector.

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Attendance to the session is strictly by invitation only.

For participation, you are requested to kindly mail a small brief about yourself along with your contact details to by October 26, 2012, or please call Raghavendra @ +91 80 4040 9950 / +91 97434 37999.