Vaidya Nathan is a Resident faculty at the Indian School of Business, Mohali. Prior to joining ISB, he was an Assistant Professor in Residence at the School of Business, University of Connecticut and continues to hold a Visiting Faculty position there. Before becoming an academic, he was an an Investment Banker with JPMorganChase Bank in Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore and has advised financial institutions and corporates in Asia-Pacific region on hedging and risk management. He specializes in Credit Derivative, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income products. He has also advised corporates in Telecom, Media and Technology space on mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, acquisition financing, capital structure advisory, alternative investments, and debt restructuring. He later co-founded Quantum Phinance, of which he is currently the Chairman. He is on the advisory board of the Venture Capital initiative of SIDBI. He is also a Consultant with the World Bank. He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) by the Global Association for Risk Professionals (GARP), New York. He holds a PhD in Finance and has done his Post Doctoral Fellowship from Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. He is a columnist with the Financial Express ( He is the author of two books: Credit Risk Management for Indian Banks (Sage Publications, London) and Credit Derivatives (McGrawHill Education, New York).


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