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Banking and Financial Analyst - BFA Level I and Level II -- 2014 Convocation Address by Prof. Apte of National Institute of Bank Management


Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA) www.bfa-india.org had organized convocation for the BFA Level I and Level II graduating batch of 2014, at their facility on Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru today. Welcoming the students, Vivek Kulkarni, President of BFA said, “BFA’s Level I and Level II are meant for those aspiring for a career with banks, investment banks, mutual funds, insurance firms as well as positions in BFSI sector in outsourcing industry.”

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Brickwork Finance Academy Organized an Impressive Convocation Ceremony for the First Class of its Flagship 9 Month PGP in Finance

Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA) www.bfa-india.org had organized convocation for the graduating class of 2013, at their campus on Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru today. The convocation was arranged for the first batch of 33 students. The students received Completion Certificates from Shri R K Dubey, Chairman & Managing Director, Canara Bank. Participation Certificates were distributed by Dr. M Govinda Rao, Member, 14th Finance Commission. Vivek Kulkarni, President, BFA, congratulated all the students for attending a rigorous program spread over nine months and taking a six hour comprehensive examination in finance.

businesswireindia - June 15, 2013

Brickwork Finance Academy Announces Essay Competition on “Finance for Life”

Brickwork Finance Academy announces an essay competition for graduate, post graduate students and young professionals. The topic of essay is “Finance for Life - How to retain value of money?”

Most individuals are now going for nuclear families and old couples have to look after themselves with minimum help from their children. It is critical for these couples that value of money from hard earned savings is maintained and finance be made available for Life. High inflation is eroding value of rupee. Rising dollar has made imports expensive and value of Indian rupee has fallen to Rs 55 per dollar. How can the Indian government and the central bank retain the real value of money?

businesswireindia - December 28, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy Offers a Session on ‘Export- Import Finance’ by an Experienced Banker on December 22, 2012

Trade financing shares a number of common characteristics with the traditional value chain activities conducted by all firms. All companies must search out suppliers for the many goods and services required as inputs for their own goods production or service provision processes. Issues to consider in this process include the capability of suppliers to produce the product to adequate specifications, deliver said products in a timely fashion, and to work on product enhancements and continuous process improvement. All of the above must also be at an acceptable price and payment terms.

businesswireindia - December 19, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy Announces the “Brickwork Analyst Program”.

Brickwork Finance Academy’s (BFA) has announced a unique “Brickwork Analyst Program” for candidates aspiring for an enriching career as an analyst with Brickwork Ratings. Under this program candidates would be employed as Ratings Analyst or Research Analyst with Brickwork Ratings and will have to enroll for PGP in Finance offered by Brickwork Finance Academy. Candidates will have to work full time with Brickwork Ratings from Monday to Friday and attend classes on Saturday. Analysts would learn how to analyze financial statements, interact with management of corporate houses and do rating of small, large companies, banks, NBFC, state governments, MFI etc. Candidates who successfully complete the BFA Program will be considered for higher responsibilities at Brickwork Ratings.

businesswireindia - December 14, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy is Commencing Post Graduate Program in Finance for Second Class from 15th June 2013.

Brickwork Finance Academy’s (BFA) Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Finance is a niche certificate program focused on Investment Management, Credit Management and Risk Management. The investment management module of the program provides inputs similar to the CFA course, while the Risk Management module provides inputs similar to the FRM course. In addition, the PGP offered by BFA covers vital aspects related to Credit Management.

businesswireindia - December 10, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy Offers ‘Derivatives Session’ by an IIM Professor on December 1, 2012

"By far the most significant event in finance during the past decade has been the extraordinary development and expansion of financial derivatives. These instruments enhance the ability to differentiate risk and allocate it to those investors most able and willing to take it - a process that has undoubtedly improved national productivity growth and standards of living."
… Alan Greenspan


Derivatives are an important class of financial instruments in the financial and trade markets that enable risk protection and enable innovative investment strategies. Derivatives can be classified into different types, on the basis of how they are traded, the underlying asset on which they are based, and the way they are structured.

businesswireindia - November 26, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy offers 'Foreign Exchange Risk Management' session on November 17, 2012.

“Without protections, volatile currency rate movements can turn a profitable deal into a dead loss“
... John Price


Large number of Indian companies lost money while dealing with exotic derivatives that have known in and knock out features. A few companies based in Tirupur the textile capital of India almost lost their hard earned net -worth over decades. The companies alleged misspelling and sought relief from the courts. Axis Bank vs RajashreeSugars is a case study that brings out how these transactions were structured.

businesswireindia - November 15, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy Announces "Post Graduate Program in Finance" Commencing 15th June 2013

Brickwork Finance Academy’s (BFA) Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Finance is a niche certificate program focused on Investment Management, Credit Management and Risk Management. The Investment Management Module of the program provides inputs similar to the CFA course, while the Risk Management Module provides inputs similar to the FRM course. In addition, the PGP offered by BFA covers vital aspects related to Credit Management.

news gnom es - November 2, 2012

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

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.”

businesswireindia.com - October 25, 2012

Brickwork Finance Academy Begins Corporate Risk Management Sessions

Brickwork Finance Academy offers Corporate Risk Management session at its campus in Kalena Agrahara, Bannerghatta Road.

“If you can’t manage risk, you can’t control it. And if you can’t control it you can’t manage it. That means you are just gambling and hoping to get lucky.”

businesswireindia.com - 16th October 2012
The Hindu

Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA) has commenced its first batch of the nine-month Post Graduate Programme in Finance in Bengaluru.

BFA's PGP is meant for working people and is a nine month course with classes being held on Saturdays. The programme comprises four modules - basics of financial analysis, investment management, credit management and risk management.

Business Line - 26th June 2012
The Hindu

Brickwork Finance Academy Commences the First Class of its Flagship 9 month PGP in Finance

Brickwork Finance Academy (BFA) www.bfa-india.org inaugurated the first batch of its flagship 9-month Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Finance at their facility on Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru today. Welcoming the students, Vivek Kulkarni, President of BFA said, “There are many MBA colleges offering a degree in finance. Though students graduate with an advanced degree, they would have studied only a few select courses in finance. BFA’s PGP is unique, comprehensive and designed with careers in the BFSI sector in mind.”

Businesswireindia.com - 23rd June 2012
The Hindu

Microfinance, India's sub-prime crisis

Imagine that your maid borrowed Rs 30,000 from you, promising to repay within a year from her monthly wage of Rs 4,000. Do you think you could cut Rs 2,500 from her monthly wages, every month? First of all... The Hindu, Bengaluru - 15th January 2011

The Hindu, Bengaluru - 15th January 2011
The Hindu

Government, a lucrative business

A government the size of Karnataka should yield Rs 3,000 crore a year, through kickbacks. The cost of purchasing legislators being about the same, the payback is swift and fabulous. No wonder, politicians are lethal businessmen.

The recent events in Karnataka showed how easy it is to take over or destabilise a government. MLAs are available for sale for Rs 25 crore each.

The Hindu, Bengaluru - 28th October 2010
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