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Market Dynamics: India, Asia and the World

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An assessment of the market dynamics in Asia and the rest of the World and the potential impact that factors including recent government policy may have on the short-term and long-term demand for gold in India.

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Shekhar Bhandari, Kotak Mahindra Bank. 
Shekhar Bhandari is the Business Head for Forex, Derivatives and Precious Metals in the Treasury division of Kotak Mahindra Bank He joined Kotak Mahindra group in 1996 after completing his Chartered Accountancy where he was ranked 25 th in India. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility across various group companies – Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company and Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance. Amongst several achievements, Shekhar led the entire formulation and turnaround project - “Turning Point” with McKinsey, and rolled out Change Management Process at branch, regional and national level in turn making Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance among top 3 in Agent Productivity in the Industry. He also set up the Compliance and Secretarial function at Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance. His interests include Foreign Exchange, Precious Metals, Derivatives, Treasury, Economy, Risk Management, Distribution and Marketing of Financial Products. He is a regular speaker at various forums on these areas of interest. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a further qualification of Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and graduate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.