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CFA Institute Research Challenge in India East Zone Final : Judges Profile

posted Nov 2, 2011, 4:23 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA   [ updated Nov 2, 2011, 4:39 AM ]
Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP) is delighted to announce the panel of Judges for CFA Institute Research Challenge in India – East Zone Final to be held on 5th Nov 2011 at Hyatt Regency, Kolkatta. The distinguished panel of experts include Mr. Basudeb Sen (Director, ITC Ltd), Mr. Anirban Dutta (Jet Age Securities), Mr. Basant Maheshwari (Equity Desk) and Mr. Kaushik Poddar (KB Capital Markets). See Event Registration Details


Dr. Basudeb Sen, has over 32 years of executive management experience in different areas of commercial, development and investment banking and portfolio management. He has served as Chairman and Managing Director of the Industrial Investment Bank of India Limited and Executive Director of the Unit Trust of India.


He is currently Director on the Boards of M/s. ITC Limited, M/s. Gujarat NRE Coke Limited, M/s. Sumedha Fiscal Services Limited, M/s. SREI Venture Capital Limited, M/s. Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Limited and M/s. Himadri Chemicals & Industries Limited.


Dr. Basudeb Sen is a M.A. in Economics from Calcutta University and a Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute, besides being an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA.


Anirban Dutta is a First Class Economics graduate from Presidency College, Calcutta and a Gold Medalist MBA from IISWBM, University of Calcutta.

He joined Jet Age Securities (a Corporate Member of the NSE and BSE) as an Analyst in 1995 He has been the Head of Research since 2001 and also a Director in the firm since then.

He strongly believes in fundamental analysis and likes to act contrarian.


Basant Maheshwari is a Commerce graduate from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata and a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India

He owns the online investment portal where users log in to share investing ideas and knowledge. This forum is visited by over 40,000 unique users each month

Basant manages his own/family funds only. He is also a visiting faculty to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for their MBA program as also to the various courses conducted by the National Stock Exchange.


Kaushik Poddar is presently The Principal Officer of Portfolio Management Service of KB Capital Markets Pvt. Ltd.


He has previously worked with SBI Funds Management And Morgan Stanley Asset Management.


He is an alumnus from   IIT, Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta.