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CA Vs ACCA, or both? Take your pick!

When we think of a rewarding career in accountancy in India, Chartered Accountancy is the first thing that comes to our mind. For the longest time, there was no contender for this qualification in India. However, the emergence of global…
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Visual Analytics: The need, model, tools and applications

Steve, VP of a MNC looking at massive spreadsheets containing sales, revenue, spends, cost heads by regions, product etc wondering, “How great it will be if I get crisp and concise view of all this data every morning. It will work wonders…
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Robo-advisors for wealth management in India - Opportunity or threat?

Ramesh, a private sector employee in his late-thirties, had been toying with the idea of making investments based on a sound financial plan. While searching for a good Chartered Financial Planner on the internet, he came across an app based…

Different approaches to Equity Analysis

Let’s say you are out on a holiday and want to head straight to Goa. There can be so many ways to reach there right? Road, Rail or Flight. You choose how you want to go there based on your preferences and priority. If you want to save…
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How Financial Modeling can help in Credit Analysis?

Let us face it, most businesses cannot survive without leverage today. In a quest for survival and expansion, companies need to resort to debt as equity alone cannot suffice the requirements. Whether it is financing a new project, meeting…

10 PRACTICAL STEPS TO BECOME A FUND MANAGER

Being a Fund Manager is seen as one of the most glamorous roles in the finance industry. He is the person in charge of managing the entire Mutual fund’s investments and ensuring that it is in alignment with the larger goals. The sense…

HOW TO DO INDUSTRY ANALYSIS? A COMPLETE GUIDE WITH STEP-WISE APPROACH AND EXAMPLES

Man doesn’t exist in isolation, he is a part of the universe at large. Similarly, companies also do not operate in seclusion. They are a subset of the greater universe known as the industry or sector. For example, pharmaceutical companies…
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What is Analytics Consulting and how to get there?

Business analytics has unleashed a whole new world to us and raised decision making to a radically different strata. Today informed decision is being made by slicing, dicing and scrutinizing the data. But will this analysis have any value…
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Why part-time courses are the best option for working professionals?

Did you know India is on its way to becoming the largest and youngest workforce country in 2020? Which means our nation’s average working age by 2020, will be 29; much lower than that of China’s 37.  Doesn’t it make you think, why? It’s…

Using financial analysis ratios for determining company strength

You aspire to be one of the top financial analysts and are unable to figure out which course to opt for. What would you do? You will surf the internet, discuss with your peers, ask your mentors, scan career guidance books etc. So now at least…