Introduction

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

9:00 AM onwards
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Registration

  • 9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

    Opening Address

    by Shalil Gupta, CBO, Mosaic Digital

  • 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

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

    By Dipak Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank

  • 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?

    Speakers:
    Manish Shah
    , EVP-Digital Channels, Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Ashutosh Singh, CEO, NSDL Payments Bank
    Naveen Bachwani, COO, Aegon Life Insurance
    Anthony Esthakku, Head of Products, Payments & Platform, DBS Bank

    Moderator: Bruhadeeswaran R, Assistant Editor, VCCircle

  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

    QnA Session

  • 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

    Fireside Chat: Taking stock

    Ranjani Raghavan, Associate Editor, VCCircle in conversation with Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, MD & CEO, Bandhan Bank

  • 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?

    Speakers:
    V.P. Nandakumar
    , MD & CEO, Manappuram Finance Limited
    T T Srinivasaraghavan, MD, Sundaram Finance Limited
    Manish Jaiswal, MD & CEO of Magma Housing Finance & SME Business, Magma Fincorp Limited
    Umesh Revankar, MD & CEO, Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited

    Moderator: Beena Parmar, Special Correspondent, VCCircle

  • 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?

    Speakers:
    Sashank Rishyasringa
    , Co-founder & MD, Capital Float
    Ashneer Grover, CEO & Co-founder, BharatPe
    Ashish Kashyap, Founder & MD, IndWealth

    Moderator: Joseph Rai, Special Correspondent, VCCircle

  • 12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

    QnA Session

  • 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM

    Fireside Chat: Economic Recovery Hinges on Bridging Bharat & India together for the MSMEs

    MSMEs are the backbone of India's economy by contributing to nearly 50% of exports, 30% of the national GDP, and providing local employment to over 120 million people. There is a noticeable divide between new-age lenders and traditional lenders in how they serve the MSME entrepreneurs. Post-Covid, economic recovery of the nation depends on easing credit flow to the MSMEs for this diverse segment who are at different levels of adaptability. The way forward can only be achieved successfully by blending digital with a high-touch model, thus bridging Bharat and India.

    Shalil Gupta, CBO, Mosaic Digital in conversation with Hardika Shah, Founder & CEO, Kinara Capital

  • 12:40 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:

FINSERV DIGITAL MASTERCLASS 1

SME financing: As alarm bells ring, can technology solve some problems?
September 15, 2020
09:30 am – 10:30 am
By R N Iyer, Founder & CEO, Vayana Network

09:00 - 09:20 Hrs
Registration
09:25 - 09:30 Hrs.
Opening Address
By Shalil Gupta, CBO, Mosaic Digital
09:30 - 10:10 Hrs.
Keynote Address: 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
10:10 - 10:30 Hrs.
Fireside Chat

Shalil Gupta, CBO, Mosaic Digital in conversation with R N Iyer, Founder & CEO, Vayana Network
10:30 Hrs.
Closing

 

FINSERV DIGITAL MASTERCLASS 2

Securing the virtual banking arena while reaching the next billion
September 18, 2020
09:30 am – 10:30 am

By Vipin Surelia, Chief Risk Officer-India & South Asia, Visa

09:00 - 09:20 Hrs
Registration
09:25 - 09:30 Hrs.
Opening Address
By Shalil Gupta, CBO, Mosaic Digital
09:30 - 10:10 Hrs.
Keynote Address: 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?

By Vipin Surelia, Chief Risk Officer-India & South Asia, Visa
10:10 - 10:30 Hrs.
Fireside Chat

Shalil Gupta, CBO, Mosaic Digital in conversation with Vipin Surelia, Chief Risk Officer-India & South Asia, Visa
10:30 Hrs.
Closing

 


Speakers 2020

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Dipak Gupta

Joint Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

MD & CEO, Bandhan Bank
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Hardika Shah

Founder & CEO, Kinara Capital
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Umesh Revankar

MD & CEO, Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited
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T T Srinivasaraghavan

MD, Sundaram Finance Limited
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V.P. Nandakumar

MD & CEO, Manappuram Finance Limited
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Manish Jaiswal

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

COO, Aegon life Insurance
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Sashank Rishyasringa

Co-founder and MD, Capital Float
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Ashneer Grover

CEO & Co-founder, BharatPe
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Ashish Kashyap

Founder & MD, IndWealth
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R N Iyer

Founder & CEO, Vayana Network
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Ashutosh Singh

CEO, NSDL Payments Bank
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Manish Shah

EVP - Digital Channels, Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Vipin Surelia

Chief Risk Officer-India & South Asia, Visa
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Anthony Esthakku

Head of Products, Payments & Platform, DBS Bank

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