India’s new GDP Numbers: Devious or Dependable?

“It’s not always the Economy, stupid. It’s sometimes the calculation.” Ever since the Indian Government Statistics team came up with a new GDP calculation method almost 18 months ago, the economy is looking much robust. Growing at approximately 7.5%, Economy’s sudden change in fortune was bound to get some raised …

Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn – Demystifying the Network

INTRODUCTION The mega US$26bn acquisition of Linkedin by Microsoft, which will see world’s largest professional cloud joining hands with world’s largest professional network has caught the attention of users and professionals alike. Through the medium of this article, we attempt to break down various facets of the deal and try …

Viewpoint: Dissecting Budget 2012

A day after the Union Budget was released, BETA, the Finance and Investments club of IIMA, organized a panel discussion on campus to analyze the budget and its impact on the economy. Professors G. Raghuram, Jayanth Varma, Satish Deodhar, Sebastian Morris and T. T. Ram Mohan presented several insights and …

Beta – IIMA’s Finance Club organizes Finomena – 2011

First years who enter IIM A are traditionally confused about the sectors they would like to be a part of at the time of internships. In traditional IIM A style, the second years band together to put as much information as possible at the first years’ disposal, to help them …

Beta launches website

Beta- the Finance and Investments Club of IIM Ahmedabad is pleased to announce the launch of its website (http://beta-iima.com), in what the club believes is a small yet significant step to emerge as a student thought leader contributing in a meaningful way to the world of Finance. Through this website, …

EXCHEQUER

BETA, IIM Ahmedabad’s Finance and Investments club, is all set to host the inaugural edition of EXCHEQUER – a national level financial services competition. Through EXCHEQUER, BETA aims to open up a platform, in which teams comprising the brightest students from India’s best B-Schools compete to emerge as the Best …

Beta, the Finance and Investments Club, presents EXCHEQUER 2010

Salary packages, research papers, student intake, foreign exposure – these are some of the metrics used to award rankings that define the typical Indian B-School. Many believe these parameters are incomplete, or worse still, unfair. But somehow, these methods have lingered on for lack of a better alternative. BETA, IIM …

The Money Manager from IIMA’s Finance Club

Beta, The Finance Club of IIMA, in association with the Finance clubs of IIMB and IIMC, publishes the “Money Manager”, a pan-IIM finance magazine. The seventh edition of the magazine has been brought out by Beta, with support from Brics Securities and GACL, in January 2010. It was launched at …

Beta Career series talk: Carbon Finance

Mr. Guruprasad Mohapatra (IAS, 1986), the Managing Director of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals(GACL) and Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer(GNFC) Co. spoke to the students of IIM Ahmedabad on the 14th of August. An M.A., M.Phil. in international relations from JNU and MBA from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia he has a …

Beta career Series Talk: Ashish Gupta

About the speaker ‘Mr. Ashish Gupta’ Ashish is currently managing the G3 Interest Rate derivatives trading and Interest Rate Risk management for Reliance Industries Limited. Before he moved to Reliance, he was Vice President with the Structuring desk at Citigroup for 3 years. Additionally, he was instrumental for growth of the …