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Hima Bindu Kota

India’s dynamic growth story

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Barring a few misses, overall the Modi Government has taken several bold moves to revive the economy which have helped improve productivity dynamics and laid the foundation for sustainable growth From May 26, 2014, the day Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister, BSE Sensex rose 53 per cent, from...

A systematic investment plan

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Investment needs time to grow. The choice of mutual funds should be based on one’s risk appetite and investment objective A Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is an investment option offered by mutual funds to investors, where they can invest small amounts periodically instead of lump sums by directly debiting a fixed...

Mutual funds: Invest with caution

Wednesday, 01 Aug 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Though mutual funds offer value-for-money to investors, there are a few risks associated with investing. Checking analyses and credit rankings with multiple sources is a requirement of intelligent investment The growth of mutual funds as a worthy alternative to direct equity investment over the years has been humongous with the number...

When business is in the blood

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Despite many advantages, business families face numerous challenges. The inability of members of successive generations to share the same values is one of the main drawbacks that needs to be addressed Family businesses provide a critical infrastructure for economic activity and wealth creation. Many of the world’s biggest corporations today like...

Balanced funds: Are they balanced?

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Although creation of new categories of balanced funds is designed to provide more options to investors, it may also be confusing No two investors are the same. Individual beliefs and aspirations are influenced by previous environment and experiences; and different mutual funds are designed for investors with different risk appetites. Equity...

Use derivatives with caution

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Although derivatives are referred to as weapons of mass destruction by Warren Buffet, expertise can ensure that financial derivatives help firms hedge their risks and reduce costs Risks faced by firms can be divided into three categories: Market, commercial and external events. Market risks relate to price movements in financial markets...

Innovation in family businesses

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

It has been observed that family businesses are the mainstay of an economy, generating long-term employment and contributing to nation-building by adding to its GDP Traditionally, world over, it has been observed that family businesses are the mainstay of an economy, generating long-term employment and contributing to nation-building by adding to...

Tread, but with caution

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

Mutual fund investing can be a good alternative for small investors. It is an easier way to invest in stock markets with low initial investment while at the same time benefiting from any upswing in share prices What are Mutual Funds? It is a professionally managed investment scheme run by asset...

India Inc: Full disclosure

Wednesday, 06 Jun 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

With a focus on aligning Indian accounting with global standards, the Government is steadily improving reporting and disclosure norms. In this context, how is India Inc faring? The accounting system in India is undergoing a significant change. With the notification of Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015, the Ministry of Corporate...

Evolving role of corporate treasury

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

In their new strategic role, corporate treasurers have to transform their roles to become advisors to businesses on potential economic risks that can impact the business value chain The role of the corporate treasury is evolving lately, metamorphosing from management of liquidity and financial risk to a more strategic role. Historically,...


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