The financial services sector is the backbone of an emerging market like India. It is also one of the biggest generators of alpha for investors historically. And key players in banking, non-banking finance, insurance, microfinance, asset and wealth management have kept the space vibrant with strong organic as well as inorganic expansion.

On the flip side, at a time when the clouds of a slowing economy were overshadowing the growth opportunity, the pandemic-induced lockdown has exacerbated the pain. Lenders and asset managers are facing more asset-quality concerns as companies feel the pinch of an unprecedented contraction of the economy, smaller firms face an uncertain future and the spectre of job cuts threatens retail spending and borrowing. Fintech startups are reassessing their business models to create a sustainable venture and companies at large are seeing how to hardwire systems to ensure data security and privacy to maintain trust with customers.

The financial services sector has been trying to cross the hurdles with innovative products to better channel household savings and surplus corporate income, improve processes, weigh the asset-liability mismatch and evaluate corporate underwriting methods with the help of technology. It also aims to grow the retail book, improve efficiency as well as risk management and compliance, diversify product catalogue, cross-sell products and use technology to screen borrowers. The sector remains attractive, having absorbed over $45 billion of private equity money over the last two decades. This accounts for around a sixth of total private investments in the country, according to VCCEdge, the data research platform of Mosaic Digital. It received more than $7 billion in the past 12 months alone and has seen M&As worth a similar amount in the same period. Although the pace of investment activity has slowed in the last quarter it is expected to pick up again as the long-term picture remains attractive.

To gauge how the firms are adjusting to the new normal, reimagining their tech stack and creating a stronger base to leverage the growth opportunity, VCCircle is organising its next edition of FinServ Summit on September 25, 2020 on a virtual platform.

Summit Agenda

25 Sep, 2020
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


  • 9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

    Opening Address

  • 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

    Keynote Address: Finserv- Strengthening and straightening the economy's bent backbone

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Panel Discussion 1: Delivering financial services digitally

    The pandemic has acted as yet another propeller for digital delivery of financial services. How are banks, insurers and wealth management firms adjusting to the new normal? At what stage of digital adoption are various stakeholders and what’s the way forward?

  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

    QnA Session

  • 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

    Fireside Chat: Taking stock

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Panel Discussion 2: Shadow banking industry pushed against the wall; playbook to get sunshine

    What started as one large NBFC’s asset-liability mismatch has spread to other shadow banks. What are the broader changes that the industry needs at a macro level and what could be the micro interventions required to stem the malaise?

  • 11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

    QnA Session

  • 11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

    Panel Discussion 3: Fintech- Lessons on what is working and what isn't

    Not all business models are working out for the fledgling but superhot fintech startups in the country. Can partnering offline lenders with a co-lending model be the future of digital-first NBFCs?

  • 12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

    QnA Session

  • 12:20 PM – Onwards

    End of Conference

FinServ Digital Masterclasses

This year along with the VCCircle FinServ Summit, we are introducing 2 additional FinServ Digital Masterclasses which will be organized on the following dates:

15 September, 2020 (09:30-10:30 Hrs)
SME financing: As alarm bells ring, can technology solve some problems?

Lending to SMEs moved from the hottest game in town to a hot potato in the aftermath of the pandemic-induced lockdown. What are the silver linings in the field and can technology help lenders alleviate future pain points?
By R N Iyer, Founder & CEO, Vayana Network

18 September, 2020 (09:30-10:30 Hrs)
Securing the virtual banking arena while reaching the next billion

The digital world throws its own challenges in terms of cybercrimes, data privacy concerns and more. How are banks and other stakeholders in the financial services domain building the firewall of trust and security?

Speakers 2020


R N Iyer

Founder & CEO, Vayana Network

Ashutosh Singh

CEO, NSDL Payments Bank

Manish Jaiswal

MD & CEO of Magma Housing Finance & SME Business, Magma Fincorp

Summit Past Speakers


Rajiv Sabharwal

MD & CEO, TATA Capital

R Sridhar

Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Indostar Capital

Sumit Bali

CEO and Executive Director, IIFL Finance

Rakesh Jain

Chief Executive Officer, Reliance General Insurance Company Limited

Suniti Nanda

Fintech Officer, Government of Maharashtra

Bama Balakrishnan

Chief Finance Officer, Northern Arc Capital

Roopam Asthana

CEO, Liberty General Insurance

Dr. S Prakash

Joint Managing Director, Star Health Insurance - India

Rohit Gulati

CEO, UTI Capital

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Financial Centre Development Associate Director - Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Gaurav Kumar

Founder & MD, Vivriti Capital

Karan Bhatia

CEO, LendEast

Alok Mittal

Co-Founder & CEO, Indifi Technologies

Mandar Agashe

Founder & Vice Chairman, Sarvatra Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Saurabh Sinha

Joint Vice President & Business Head - FinTech, Telecom & Diversified Markets, TransUnion CIBIL India

Satyam Kumar

CEO & Co-founder, LoanTap

Yogendra Singh

Head of Data Science & Analytics, TransUnion CIBIL

Anupam Goenka

MD - Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

Anu Tiwari

Partner, AZB & Partners

Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia

Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Balamurugan IAS

Managing Partner, Anicut Capital

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