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  • Table of Contents

    1. What is IoT?
    2. IoT Infrastructure and Communications
    3. How IoT Works?
    4. IoT Value Chain
    5. Benefits and Challenges
    6. Applications of IoT
    7. Maturity From Experiments to Industrialization
    8. Security Concerns over IoT
    9. What the Future Holds for IoT
    10. Conclusion
  • The begineer's guide to internet of things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the technology landscape by storm. IoT is steadily becoming an intrinsic part of our daily lives, as it is fundamentally changing the way we interact.

    The market scenario has also undergone a change, where enterprises are looking to hop on the ‘automation bandwagon’ in pursuit of business excellence.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Preface
    2. Introduction
    3. How can a user earn Bitcoins?
    4. Bitcoin transaction process
    5. Number of Bitcoins that can be mined
    6. Mining hardware
    7. Bitcoin cloud mining
    8. Is Bitcoin mining profitable?
    9. Bitcoin trading
    10. Can Bitcoin replace paper money?
  • A Closer Look Into The World Of Bitcoin Mining And Trading

    Bitcoin has the potential to disrupt the entire financial industry landscape and change the entire scenario of commercial transactions. In order to grease the financial wheels of our era, it is imperative to fully unfold the innovative force of Bitcoins by simplifying the mining and trading process of this cryptocurrency. Read our white paper and gain a competitive understanding of the decentralized process of mining, the underlying technology (blockchain), and the nuts and bolts of Bitcoin trading.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Analyzing e-commerce Company from a buy-side perspective – JD.Com
    3. What is JD.Com's return on marketing investment and lifetime value of an average customer?
    4. How does the return on incremental invested capital for JD.Com look?
    5. How does the unit economics look for JD.Com?
    6. Conclusion
    7. Appendix: Retention rate for JD.Com
  • CREDIT STRATEGY 2017 – Managing your FI portfolio in a rising interest rate environment

    The global shift from brick to click has spawned e-commerce businesses in large numbers. While the industry is grabbing the headlines, the valuations of various companies have come under significant pressure as their performances are not able to match expectations. For instance, in a significant markdown, Morgan Stanley slashed the valuation of its stake in Indian e-commerce major Flipkart to USD 5.54 billion, compared to over USD 15 billion in summer 2015.

    We believe that investors can avert such a drastic scenario if they can deploy their investments for overall soundness rather than just revenue growth. In this study, we have adopted an alternative approach to analyze the overall efficacy of their business models beyond top-line growth and short-term profitability.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Great rotation from bonds into stocks is unlikely
    2. Debt ceiling debate looms in March 2017
    3. Proposed fiscal stimulus may overheat the economy
    4. Three rate hikes in 2017, not as hawkish as markets envisaged
    5. Corporate bonds: Current spreads remain resilient despite hawkish outlook
    6. Strong credit metrics and low refinancing risks
    7. Credit strategy: Shorter duration and higher-yields gaining traction
    8. Conclusion
  • CREDIT STRATEGY 2017 – Managing your FI portfolio in a rising interest rate environment

    This white paper explores the guiding theme for US credit markets in 2017, given the prevailing expectations of expansionary fiscal and tightening monetary policies. The policy combinations appear ambiguous, and the debate over macroeconomic policy dilemmas should hog the limelight this year. Additionally, this white paper also analyzes the current state of the US economy and weighs the argument against any significant requirement of fiscal stimulus. This report also dissects the credit cycle of the past, and how fixed asset managers can maximize total return on their portfolios, by shifting toward shorter duration and higher-yielding bonds in a rising interest rate scenario.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Who created Bitcoin?
    3. What is Bitcoin?
    4. Bitcoin transaction lifecycle
    5. Interesting statistics
    6. Is Bitcoin legal
    7. Risks and challenges faced by Bitcoin
    8. Bitcoin’s future - mixed views
  • BITCOIN - THE TRUE FLAG BEARER OF CRYPTOCURRENCY

    "Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world’s most important developments"

    Leon Louw, South African intellectual, author, speaker and policy advisor; and a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

    Today, there are several money transfer options available in the market such as debit cards, credit cards, net banking, cheques, and cash. All of them suffer from their own specific limitations, such as slower process, time lag due to public holidays, being expensive due to convenience fees, etc. This has led to the emergence of innovative internet protocols that enable payments to be transferred over a communications channel without the involvement of middle men.

    This paper gives an introduction into Bitcoin and its major advantages, as well as disadvantages and alternatives.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Abstract
    2. Overview and challenges faced by the Indian distressed debt market
    3. Tapping opportunities in India
    4. Vultures are circling
    5. Conclusion
    6. Case studies
  • DISTRESSED DEBT MARKET IN INDIA

    The Indian debt market, though nascent, is gradually evolving. Notable recent events include the adoption of bankruptcy code, measures implemented by the RBI to develop the corporate bond market and introduction of Masala Bonds (which are denominated in Indian currency and issued in the offshore capital market). This whitepaper aims to provide a brief overview and challenges in the Indian distressed debt market along with potential opportunities.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. The Objective
    2. The Mechanism
    3. Data & Assumptions
    4. Historical Backtesting
    5. Monte Carlo Simulation
    6. Results
    7. Conclusion
    8. Extension of factor modeling to other areas (ETFs, Asset Allocation etc)
  • TECHNICAL S&P500 FACTOR MODEL

    The paper describes the objective, methodology, back-testing and finally the results of building a single unified technical factor model which has consistently worked in the US stock market over the last 10 years. The factor model has been built by rigorous testing and analysis of technical factors spanning across the S&P 500 stocks trading in the US Stock Exchange.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Abstract
    2. The Macro Level Stress Tests
    3. Methodologies for calculation of Tier 1 Capital
    4. Methodologies for calculation of Risk Weighted Assets
    5. Conclusion
  • IMPACT ON BANKS: CAPITAL RATIOS, TIER 1 CAPITAL AND RISK WEIGHTED ASSETS

    Stress testing is an evolving discipline that is playing an increasingly important role in the risk management at banks as well as in supervisors’ assessments of capital and liquidity buffers – especially with the introduction of the Basel 3 norms. The number of scenarios and assumptions made during stress testing makes it increasingly difficult at times to cater to all the disciplines and at the same time, build a comprehensive risk framework which can convince regulators from all ends.

    Many banks are concerned about how much time stress tests now take and the frequency with which they are being requested. There are also concerns over the relevance of the requested tests, with supervisors seen by some banks as focusing on ‘fighting the last war’ rather than looking closely enough at new and emerging threats. The workload is certainly considerable and has a direct bearing on capital and distributions. In the US, banks need to pass a stress test hurdle before they are allowed to make dividend and bonus payments.

    The purpose of this paper is to walk past all the forms and levels of stress testing, which is mandated by the regulator on both the micro level and macro level views. The paper will also identify methodologies and practices that banks can adapt for testing their capital adequacy, ratios, etc. which are mandated by the Basel 3 norms.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. The Objective
    2. The Mechanism
    3. The Data & Assumptions
    4. The Historical Back-test
    5. Monte Carlo Simulation
    6. The Results
    7. Conclusion
  • LONG SHORT FACTOR MODEL IN HK MARKET

    The paper describes the objective, the methodology, the back- testing and finally the results of building a single unified factor model which has consistently worked in the HK stock market over the last 13 years. The factor model has been built by rigorous testing and analysis of technical and fundamental factors spanning across the 1000 most liquid stocks trading in the HK stock exchange.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Market Trends
    3. Adoption Rates
    4. Key Industry Players
    5. Benefits of Wearable Electronics
    6. Challenges Faced by the Industry
    7. Internet of Me – The Wearable disruption in IOT
    8. Future Prospects
  • Wearable Technology

    For a long time, the wearable technology has been little more than an intriguing concept. We already augment our bodies with various accessories, using watches to tell time and glasses to protect our eyes or correct our vision. But what if those devices, and others like them, can do even more for us. What if our watches, glasses and jewelry could do what our smartphones do, and perhaps even more? The terms “wearable technology“, “wearable devices“, “tech togs “, “fashion electronics” and “wearables” all refer to electronic technologies or computers that are incorporated into items of clothing and accessories, which can be comfortably worn. These wearable devices can perform many similar computing tasks as mobile phones and laptop computers. However, in some cases, the wearable technology can outperform these handheld devices entirely. The wearable technology is more sophisticated than the hand-held technology because it can provide sensory and scanning features not typically seen in mobile and laptop devices, such as biofeedback and tracking of physiological function.

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Abstract
    2. The Pair trading back-test
    3. The results
    4. Conclusion
  • Is Pair Trading Dead

    Pair trading has long been known as a relatively safer investment strategy, given that the overall portfolio is market neutral (as equal dollar value or beta adjusted dollar value is invested in both the long and short side of the investment leg) and also sector neutral (as both stocks belong to the same sector / sub-sector category). The only risk which Pair trading carries is the single stock risk, as unforeseen news/events in one of the stocks can cause substantial divergence in the pairs. In this paper, we look at pair trading model in the US markets and identify how the model has performed historically as well as the reason behind its sloppy performance in the bull market phases like the 2014, 2015 bull market cycles in the S&P Index.

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  • SQS BACKTESTING- Table of Contents

    1. No ambiguity in objective or Assumptions
    2. A well-defined and reliable test method
    3. Back-test risk as well as returns
    4. A multi-faceted test approach
    5. Simulation and stress testing
    6. Contextualizing the results
  • SQS BACKTESTING

    In this paper, we present a strategy for implementing an effective backtesting framework that delivers maximum value, while avoiding the common pitfalls. We describe the six steps that lead to backtesting success and illustrate the concepts through the real world example of constructing and backtesting a unified factor model for the S&P 500. When done effectively, a comprehensive backtesting framework can:
    Identify superior alpha generating investment opportunities,
    Demonstrate objective credibility to current and prospective investors,
    Identify and mitigate behavioral biases in investment decision-making,
    Provide an effective risk mitigation strategy

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  • Table of Contents

    1. Sector Dynamics
    2. Regional Distribution
    3. Competitive Structure
    4. Outlook and Future Growth
  • Armored Vehicles

    The advent of new technologies in the sector is also one of the major factors leading to increased demand for armored vehicles globally. The sector is getting constant influx of new technologies including new designs of vehicles, multi-function capabilities, sensors, armor pods, etc. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq did expose vulnerabilities of the existing armored vehicles against IED blasts. This major development will result in the launch of several new technological and design changes in the vehicles, forcing militaries around the world to procure new vehicles.

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