Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nupur Pavan Bang

Use 'weather derivatives' to weather droughts

Hindu, India - 4 hours ago

Superstitions apart, the seriousness of weather cannot be over-emphasised. "When livelihoods are dependent on rainfall, it is only fair that people will go ...

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/015200807231321.htm

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Dr. Nupur Pavan Bang

Assistant Professor, Icfai Business School Dontanapalli Village

(A constituent of the ICFAI University) Shankerpalli Mandal

RR District, Andhra Pradesh

India 501203

(91) 9959205151

npbang@gmail.com

WORK EXPERIENCE
March 28th, 2007- Present
Assistant Professor, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad.

Job responsibilities include teaching the Post Graduate and Doctoral students of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad; Research, leading to publications, Conducting Faculty and Management Development programs, and undertaking institutional development activities from time to time.


July 1st, 2005- March 27th, 2007
Senior Lecturer, ICFAI Institute for Management Teachers, Hyderabad.

Job responsibilities include teaching the Post Graduate students of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad; Research, leading to publications, from time to time.


September 1st, 2004- June 30th, 2005
Visiting Research Scholar, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

I was sent by ICFAI University to the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University as a visiting scholar for training in teaching and for undertaking research with the senior professors there. I taught a course in Corporate Finance to undergraduate students. Also, did research with Prof. Yildiray Yildirim in the area of Index Futures traded in NSE, India.


October 22nd, 2002- August 31st, 2004
Research Scholar, ICFAI Institute for Management Teachers, Hyderabad

Apart from attending the course work in various management subjects and soft-skills, I taught the post graduate students at ICFAI Business School. Also, I was required to do research and do the groundwork for my PhD.


November 15th, 2000- April 1st, 2002
Assistant Auditor, Natarajan & Swaminathan, CPAs, Singapore.

I was responsible for conducting a complete Audit of the Accounts of various companies. Including but not limited to Small and Medium sized Trading Companies, Software Companies, Charitable Organisations, Co-operatives, and Investment Holding Companies.


I was also exposed to preparing Management reports, based on the Audit. The report covered an analysis of the key Financial Ratios, company’s position as compared against the market norms and current trends, weaknesses in the Internal Control discovered during the Audit and recommended course of actions for the future.


EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), “Analysis of Futures Traded on NSE, India”, The ICFAI University, Dehradun, India, January 27th 2007
Visiting Research Scholar in Finance, Syracuse University, NY, USA, Sept 2004-June 2005
Bloomberg Certified for Equities (March 2005) and Fixed Income Securities (May 2005)
Management Teacher’s Program, IIMT, Hyderabad, June 2005
Member, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, December 2003


REFEREED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

“A Multi Country Study of the Relationship between development of Stock Exchanges and Economic Development”, The Icfai Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 34-55, June 2008
“Health Tourism: Taking the next big leap”, (with Kaul, Vivek) Indian Management, Vol 44 Issue 11, November 2005, pp69-73.
“Impact Of Index Futures On Indian Stock Market Volatility: An Application of GARCH model”, (with Deb, S. S.) ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, October 2004.
“The Problem of plenty: Foreign Exchange Reserves of India” ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, January 2004
“Impact Of the Introduction of Futures Market on the spot market: An empirical study”, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, November 2003.
“The most visible Indian corporate reputations” (With George, Gina), ICFAI Journal of Corporate Governance, October 2003


CONFERENCES - PRESENTED OR ACCEPTED

ICFAI-Bentley International Conference on Business and Finance, 2008, “A Multi Country Study of the Relationship Between Development of Stock Exchanges and Economic Development”
National Workshop on Commodity Research, October 10th 2007, “Application of ARIMA and GARCH Models to forecast the Gold future prices” (with Maity, Mithun)
4th Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives Conference 2007, “Relationships between the Spot and Futures Markets in India” (with Dr. Yildirim, Yildiray)
SEBI-ICFAI conference on Capital Markets 2005, “Development of Stock Exchanges in China, India and South East Asian Nations” (with Dr. Vijaylaxmi, S.)
ICFAI International Conference in Finance 2003, “Impact Of Index Futures On Indian Stock Market Volatility: An Application of GARCH model” (With Deb, S.S.)
ICFAI International Conference in Finance 2003, “The Problem of plenty: Foreign Exchange Reserves of India”
COSMAR 2003, IISc, Bangalore, “Impact Of the Introduction of Futures Market on the spot market: An empirical study”
AIMS 15th Annual Convention, XIM Bhubaneswar 2003, “The most visible Indian corporate reputations” (With George, Gina)


WORKING PAPERS

Title: The Lead-Lag Relationship between Stock Index Futures and Spot Index Returns in NSE, India
Status: Submitted to NSE


Title: Application of ARIMA and GARCH Models to forecast the Gold future prices
Co-Author: Mr. Mithun Maity, Karvy Consultancy Services

Target Journal: Commodities Vision, MCX

Status: Presented at National Workshop on Commodity Research, October 10th 2007


BOOKS - ORIGINAL/EDITED


Edited, “Advances in Business and Finance Studies, 2006- Volume V: International Finance, Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance” (co-edited by Narender, Vunyale), ICFAI Books, 2007
Edited, “Advances in Business and Finance Studies, 2006-Volume II: Corporate Finance” (co-edited by Amalraj, Hilda), ICFAI Books, 2007
Member of the ICFAI Editorial Team for “Proceedings of the International Conference, 2005, on Emerging Securities Market, Challenges and Prospects, Vol. I, Practitioners’ Perspective”, ed. by Rao, V.P, Sahoo, M.S., Rao, KVSS. N, & Rath, P.K, ICFAI Books, 2006
Member of the ICFAI Editorial Team for “Proceedings of the International Conference, 2005, on Emerging Securities Market, Challenges and Prospects, Vol. II, Investors’ Protection-Researchers’ Perspective”, ed. by Rao, V.P, Sahoo, M.S., Rao, KVSS. N, & Rath, P.K, ICFAI Books, 2006
Member of the ICFAI Editorial Team for “Proceedings of the International Conference, 2005, on Emerging Securities Market, Challenges and Prospects, Vol. III, Regulation and Development of Securities Market-Researchers’ Perspective”, ed. by Rao, V.P, Sahoo, M.S., Rao, KVSS. N, & Rath, P.K, ICFAI Books, 2006
Member of the ICFAI Editorial Team for “Proceedings of the International Conference, 2005, on Emerging Securities Market, Challenges and Prospects, Vol. IV, Market Analytics-Researchers’ Perspective”, ed. by Rao, V.P, Sahoo, M.S., Rao, KVSS. N, & Rath, P.K, ICFAI Books, 2006


BOOK SUMMARIES

“Understanding Arbitrage: An Intuitive Approach to Financial Analysis” (With Jadhav, Aditya), By Randall S. Billingsley, Treasury Management, June 2007
“Hedge Funds in Emerging Markets” By Gordon de Brouwer, Best Books, November 2003
“CORPORATE BOARDS- New Strategies for adding value at the top” By Jay A. Conger, Edward E. Lawler III, David L. Finegold, Best Books, August 2003
“VALUE BASED MANAGEMENT-Developing a Systematic Approach to Creating Shareholder Value” (With Swain, Niranjan and George, Gina), By James A. Knight, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, January 2003
“M&A INTEGRATION- A Framework For Executives and Managers” (With Swain, Niranjan and George, Gina), By David M. Schweiger, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, March 2003


ARTICLES

“Understanding options, the Greek way”, DNA Mumbai, July 14th, 2008
“There’s money to be made in commodities”, DNA Mumbai, November 29th, 2007
“How venture capital funding works”, (With Bambha, Puneet) May 8th, 2007
http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/may/08vc.htm

“Valuation, Structuring & Monitoring of the Deals By VCs”, (With Bambha, Puneet) May 5th, 2007
www.indiainfoline.com

“What VCs look for while funding a business”, (With Bambha, Puneet) April 11th, 2007
http://in.rediff.com/money/2007/apr/11bspec.htm

“The world is waking up to a New India”, (With Bambha, Puneet) February 14th, 2007
http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/feb/14spec.htm

“Gold is still cheap and a great investment”, (With Jadhav, Aditya) October 17th, 2006
http://in.rediff.com/money/2006/oct/17gold.htm

“There is peril as well as profit in riding the leverage tiger”, DNA Mumbai, May 24th, 2006
“Good Employees=Great Company”, (With Shukla, Keya) March 22nd, 2006
http://in.rediff.com/money/2006/mar/22guest1.htm

“Does India need a single financial regulator?”, (with Subramanian, S.) February 13th, 2006
http://in.rediff.com/money/2006/feb/13guest.htm

“Why is Risk Management Important?”, December 27th, 2005
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/dec/27guest.htm

“The Woes of US Airlines”, October 4th, 2005
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/oct/04guest.htm

“All you wanted to know about yuan revaluation”, (with Kaul, Vivek) September 28th, 2005
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/sep/28yuan.htm

“All you want to know about Bonds”, (with Kaul, Vivek) June 28th, 2005
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/jun/28perfin.htm

“All you want to know about Financial Options”, (with Kaul, Vivek) May 23rd, 2005
http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/may/23perfin2.htm

“All you want to know about Financial Futures”, (with Kaul, Vivek) May 16th, 2005
http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/may/16perfin.htm

“All about commodity derivatives”, (with Kaul, Vivek), May 5th, 2005
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/may/05perfin.htm

“All you wanted to know about derivatives”, (with Kaul, Vivek) April 19th, 2005
http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/apr/19perfin1.htm

“A guide to right investment”, (with Kaul, Vivek) April 13th, 2005
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/apr/13perfin.htm

“What Indian financial markets need”, April 12th, 2005
http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/apr/12guest1.htm

“Do corporates give back to the society”, (with Kaul, Vivek) March 21st, 2005
http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/mar/21guest.htm

“For God’s sake, harness forex reserves now”, (with Kaul, Vivek) March 15th, 2005
http://ushome.rediff.com/money/2005/mar/15forex.htm

“Chinese currency: How it hits India”, February 11th, 2005,
http://us.rediff.com/money/2005/feb/11guest.htm.

“Creating, Measuring and Managing Corporate Value: A Strategic Approach”, (With Swain, Niranjan and George, Gina) Accounting World, February 2003


COURSES TAUGHT

International Finance (MTP-Semester II, ICFAI Institute for Management Teachers, Hyderabad, India) (Class of 2010)
Commodities and Commodity Derivatives (MBA-Semester IV, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India); Student Feedback- 3.81/5 (Class of 2008)
Wealth Management (Ex-PG- Term VIII, Icfai Business School, Hyderabad, India, Class of 2008); (MBA-Semester IV, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India); Student Feedback- 3.86/5 (Class of 2008)
Project Appraisal (MBA-Semester III, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India) Student Feedback- 3.91/5 (Class of 2008)
Portfolio Management and Mutual Fund (MBA-Semester IV, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India); Student Feedback- 4.29/5 (Class of 2007)
Security Analysis (MBA-Semester III, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India); Student Feedback- 3.88/5 (Class of 2006); 4.15/5 & 4.33/5 (Class of 2007); 4.02/5 & 3.86/5 (Class of 2008)
Financial Risk Management (MBA-Semester IV, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India); Student Feedback- 4.36/5 (Class of 2006); Student Feedback- 4.78/5 (Part Time MBA-Term VIII, Class of 2008)
Corporate Finance (Undergraduate, Integrated Core Course, Martin J Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY, USA); Student Feedback- 3.4/5
Financial Accounting (MBA-Semester I, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India); Student Feedback- 3.4/5 (Class of 2006)


TRAINING, CONSULTANCY

Speaker, for a part (three hours) of a one day seminar in Hyderabad for ING Bank’s clients from treasury functions (Middle & Senior management from both, Banks and Corporate) organized by FT Knowledge Management Company.
Foreign exchange Risk Management
Financial Risk Management
Resource Person, Faculty Intensive Training Program, Icfai Business School, Hyderabad.
Power of Excel-5th, 8th and 9th April, 2008 (along with Venkata Chakrapani)
Online Databases-8th and 9th April, 2008 (along with Nikhil Rastogi)
Participants Demo Delivery-8th April, 2008 (along with Hilda amalraj and Harsh Bhargava)
Workshop on Venture Capital and Private Equity, Cygnus Business Consulting & Research, August 13th 2007.
Faculty Development Workshop on Indices and Stock Market Performance, ICFAI National College, ICFAI University, August 10th 2007.
Faculty Development Workshop on Primary Market and IPO, ICFAI National College, ICFAI University, August 8th 2007.
Faculty Development Workshop on Options and Futures, ICFAI National College, ICFAI University, August 8th 2007.
Faculty Trainee Evaluation (Finance), ICFAI National College, ICFAI University, November 15th 2006.
Faculty Training Program on Options and Futures, ICFAI National College, ICFAI University, November 14th 2006.
Organized a Management Development Program on Commodity Derivatives (in collaboration with Multi Commodity Exchange of India) on 11th and 12th of November, 2006. Also took two sessions for the participants on:
Price Risk Management and Hedging Strategies in Commodities Derivatives Market
Technical Analysis
Faculty Development Workshop on Options and Futures, ICFAI National College, ICFAI University, December 13th 2005.


INSTITUTION DEVELOPMENT

Internal Examiner for the PhD thesis of two candidates.
Dissertation Advisory Committee Member for two candidates.
Consulting Editor, ICFAI Journal of Financial Risk Management
Assistant Consulting Editor, ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance
Member, Pre Publication Review Committee and Reviewer of original articles, Icfai Books
Member, IBS Ph.D Program Review Committee
Referee, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Sage Publications
Actively involved in the organization of the International Conference on Business and Finance 2008, to be conducted jointly by the ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, India, and Bentley College, Boston, USA.
Actively involved in the organization of the International Conference on Business and Finance 2006, conducted jointly by the ICFAI University, India, and the Philadelphia University, USA.