R Balakrishnan

R Balakrishnan is an independent consultant and has been in business and finance for over three decades. He was one of the founding team members of CRISIL and also helped set up Malaysia's first credit rating agency. He was head of equity research at DSP Financial Consultants and CEO & CIO of a couple of mutual...

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I came across two interesting pieces of data on my Twitter timeline. The first is the view of 18...
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I am all for free markets—but free markets that are ‘fair’ to investors. A mutual fund (MF)...
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Last week—10th October -16th October—was “World Investor Week”. Everywhere, regulators...
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One of my favourite comedians, Eddie Izzard, has a rebuttal that I find most compelling. He...
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One big-name ‘unicorn’, Byju’s, is in the news because the ‘top-line’, as explained by them, and...
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In a ‘Spaces’ event on Twitter a few days ago, there was a debate about the Fed (the central...
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For years, the stocks of hotel industry have disappointed. In the 1990s, Indian Hotels was a...
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The end game of most investment plans is either to leave behind an inheritance or to meet...
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It is always wonderful to hear stories of star investors who made it big with a killing in one...
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Fund management is a tough job. While equities are promoted as ‘long-term’ investments, the fund...
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We all make mistakes in investing. Mistakes are not just instances where we lost money, but also...
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Someone sent me an interesting forward on TCS (Tata Consultancy Service). Essentially, it said...
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As investors, we want to own a part of some business or the other which can give some returns on...
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“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” was the title of one of the short stories (as well...
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I have spent the past few days on the road. After being locked indoors and with nowhere to go,...
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India’s finest professionally-run business entity is soon going to be history. Housing...
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Tax collections—corporate income-tax, personal income-tax and goods and services tax (GST)—are...
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After more than a 10% decline, since the market struck a top in mid-October 2021, opportunities...
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Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is scheduled to hit the markets soon with its initial...
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The Economic Survey and the Union Budget numbers have confirmed that our economy appears to have...
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