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Introduction to Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping: Calculation of theoretical spot rate curve from a par yield curve       This educational publication is the special valuation series on fixed income securities. Its mandatory to read the Understanding Term Structure of Interest Rates posted under Insights here before reading Bootstrapping: Calculation of theoretical spot rate curve from a par yield curve.  There are multiple ways in which a

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Understanding Term Structure of Interest Rates

  Designed as a thought leader in understanding the term structure of interest rates, this publication is an excellent educative read for insightful academic knowledge about factors impacting the term structure of interest rates. Structured to enhance the pedagogy of fixed income valuation course on The middle Road, Term Structure of Interest Rates shares a formative understanding on this subject.

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Capital Ideas for Efficient Markets

“A market where there are large number of rational, profit maximisers actively competing, with each other trying to predict future market values of individuals securities and where important current information is almost available to all participants” Eugene Fama on Efficient Markets The theory of random walk led to the efficient market hypothesis. Eugene Fama, the father of modern mathematical finance,

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Understanding Macroeconomic Stability

  Originally posted as part of the Stabilization Macroeconomics series, the academic focussed publication sets the tone for the upcoming Macroeconomic Online Course on Stabilization. The series focuses more on the role of the Central Banks in driving monetary, fiscal, and macroeconomic policies of the government. The course begins with a look at Central Banks as enablers, its monetary focus on

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True Grit Tinkesh

Tinkesh got electrocuted when he was a kid and lost his legs and one arm. He followed his childhood dream with true grit to become a fitness trainer despite adversity. Touched by Tinkesh enthusiasm, people supported Tinkesh in his endeavor. A nonprofit, Aditya Mehta Foundation, sponsored his prosthesis for both limbs. Tinkesh successfully ran 5 and 10 km long-distance runs with Maj D. P.

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Wonder of Aravind Eyecare System: Thing of Consciousness

Aravind Eye-care System, based in Madurai, is the world’s largest ophthalmologist provider globally, with more than 350,000 eye operations a year. About 60 percent of operations are low-cost or no cost, making it one of the best examples of social impact at the lower end of the pyramid.   Dr. Govindappa Venkaswamy, lovingly known as Dr. V, founder of Aravind eye hospital,

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Global Bond Markets and its Impact

  A well-functioning and self-sustaining capital market is an advanced economy’s underlying building block. Global bond markets are one of the most significant enablers within the capital markets. Capital markets, predominantly debt and equity, are vehicles for the critical functioning of the market and economy and provide liquidity, depth, transparency, the legal and regulatory framework for a smooth and continuous

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Podcast Episode 11: Gireendra Kasmalkar & Enabling Digital Transformation for Social Impact

# Summary Enabling Digital Transformation for Social Impact+ This feature is based on the podcast with Mr. Gireendra Kasmalkar “Giri”, the Founding Director and CEO of Ideas to Impacts Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Lead Investor and General Partner at Pentathlon Ventures and Owner of the Ideas to Impacts Hub. I had a conversation with Gireendra on how technology is enabling a

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What is SOFR ? 

LIBOR, the benchmark rate for trillions of dollars of financial products is going to be phased out. One of the benchmark rates being pushed as a substitute is SOFR. So what is SOFR ? 

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