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By Ravi Saraogi, IFMR Investments This is the third and final post in our blog series on the Battle of Economic Ideas. You can read the first post here, and the second post here. In the first post, we traced the emergence of a rational and modern society during the Age of Enlightenment (1650s-1780s). The subsequent era of the Classical Liberals (1750s to 1880s) witnessed the birth of modern economics through the works of Adam Smith. In the secon...
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The IFMR Trust Group has, since 2008, reached over 11 million financially excluded individuals across 24 states and 356 districts in India through its group companies, IFMR Finance Foundation, IFMR Rural Finance, and IFMR Holdings (IFMR Rural Channels and Services (IRCS), IFMR Capital, and Investment Adviser and IFMR Investment Managers - collectively referred to as IFMR Investments). With its focus on both retail and wholesale financial services...
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In a column published in Ideas for India, Camille Boudot of IFMR Lead & Amy Mowl of IFMR Finance Foundation write about the challenges customers face in availing basic banking services in India. The authors draw from their 2014 audit study “Barriers to Basic Banking: Results from an Audit Study in South India” and provide a perspective on why meaningful financial inclusion requires more than just a simple account, proof of ID, and a mobile phone,...
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By Ravi Saraogi, IFMR Investments The power of ideas cannot be undermined. While the people and the events linked to them may wither, ideas can live for eternity. It is perhaps for this reason that John Maynard Keynes had written, “…the ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else...”[1] In this blog series,...
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By Surabhi Mall, IFMR Rural Finance In the previous blog post of the KGFS Model Incubation series, we drew out the implications of mapping the GDP of a branch’s service area on strategic decisions related to district selection, branch potential, product suitability and customer centricity. In this context, some of the pertinent follow-up questions that arise are - How much will this activity cost? Should this capability be harnessed indigenously ...
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By Vishnu Prasad & Anand Sahasranaman, IFMR Finance Foundation The Finance Minister, in his budget speech for 2015-16, has announced a new defined benefit pension scheme - Atal Pension Yojanai (APY, henceforth) - for unorganised sector workers who are not covered under any statutory social security scheme. It has been proposed that the existing subscribers of National Pension System-Swavalamban (NPS-S), the extant pension scheme for the unorganis...
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In the coming week (June 15-19) we are hosting a series of knowledge management sessions in our office on a variety of topics. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/111058195897440/
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By Ravi Saraogi, IFMR Investments This is the second post in our blog series on the Battle of Economic Ideas. You can read the first post here. The underlying theme in the previous post was the emergence of a rational and modern society during the Age of Enlightenment (1650s-1780s). Thinkers like Rene Descartes and John Locke questioned feudal doctrines of the past, paving the way for the rise of scientific thinking and political freedom. The sub...
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By Arjun Sood & Gayathri V, IFMR Rural Finance Sahastradhara KGFS started its operations in the year 2008 with a mission “to maximise the financial wellbeing of every individual and every enterprise by providing complete financial services in remote rural Garhwal”. Currently, we have thirty one branches serving the districts of Uttrakashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Tehri, Dehradun. While Sahastradhara KGFS has gone where no private financial institut...
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By Vaibhav Anand, IFMR Capital In the previous post of this series on Event Risk & Loss Estimation, we discussed briefly the motivation and key modules of a framework for estimating capital against event risk. Before we discuss the approach and components of such a framework in detail, it is important to understand the nature of the extreme events and how such events impact borrowers, lenders and credit portfolios. In this post, we will discuss t...
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By Surabhi Mall, IFMR Rural Finance This is the first blog post in the KGFS (Kshetriya Gramin Financial Services) Model Incubation series. The objective of the series is to methodically conceptualize an approach to build the branch network while incubating a new KGFS entity or expanding to contiguous districts. The posts focus on themes that range from district selection to identification of branch locations and optimization of the distribution n...
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Our mission is to ensure that every individual and every enterprise has complete access to financial services.
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