Vinod Kothari (VK), with offices in Mumbai and Kolkata, India is internationally recognised as an author, trainer
and expert on specialised areas in finance, including securitisation, asset-based finance, credit derivatives,
accounting for derivatives and financial instruments, housing finance,
etc. VK is also an accomplished corporate law practitioner for last 25 years.
VK offers training and consulting in advanced areas of financial services.
Training and consulting on securitisation/ credit derivatives/
VK is an accomplished trainer on structured finance and offers about
20 training courses every year on credit risk, securitisation and credit derivatives
all over the World. The locations VK has offered seminars/ workshops
on advanced topics in finance include
New York, Washington DC, London, Milan, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Sydney,
Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Delhi,
Kolkata, Shnaghai, Shenzhen, Colombo, Colombia (South America),
Dubai, Kuwait, Dhaka, Zambia, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria,
etc. See http://vinodkothari.com/secwork.htm
for VK's forthcoming training courses, and some courses completed
in the past.
Training and consulting on accounting
for financial instruments:
Complicated accounting standards on financial instruments - IAS
30, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 9, fair value computation hierrarchy, etc.,
require combination of deep understanding of financial instruments
and derivatives, and accounting standards. VK easily combines these
two, given accounting qualification and in-depth understanding of
Training and consulting on Basel II,
ICAAP, risk management:
Basel II has brought to fore what was anyway utmost requirement
for the banking system. VK offers comprehensive consulting and
execution services, and of course, training in each of these fields.
Training and consulting on housing finance:
Vinod Kothari Consultants has been awarded a prestigious IFC contract for preparation and dissemination of a toolkit for housing finance. As such, VKC will be carrying out a series of training workshops on housing finance. In the past, VK carried out trainings on housing finance in alliance with IMACS.
Corporate law services:
Vinod Kothari leads Vinod Kothari & Company, practising company secretaries.
- VK is the author of a book titled Securitisation:
The Financial Instrument of the Future. The latest edition
(July 2006) of the book running over 1000 pages has been published
by Wiley Finance, which the world's largest publisher of financial
texts. The book is one of the most comprehensive texts on the
subject featuring securitisation structures, markets in several
countries, legal, accounting, taxation and regulatory issues.
The book is read as an authentic text on securitization in over
30 countries world-over.
- Credit Derivatives and Structured
Credit Trading, published by Wiley Singapore is
an authentic text on credit derivatives and structured credit
- A concise guide to securitization and CDOs, Introduction
to Securitization, co-authored with Frank Fabozzi,
was published in 2008.
- VK is internationally acknowledged as an expert on leasing.
His book Lease Financing and Hire-purchase,
now in its 4th edition in 1996, runs over 2000 pages and is read
is several countries and respected as the most authentic text
on the subject all over Asia. VK's articles on leasing have appeared
in Monitor, USA, Equipment Financial Journal, USA, LeasingLife,
UK, Journal of International Banking Law, UK, etc. Click
here to visit our leasing website.
- VK's publication on the law of security interests in India,
Asset Reconstruction and Enforcement of Security Interests,
has been published by Butterworths Lexis Nexis Wadhwa. Latest
edition of the book came in 2010. .
- VK has contributed 3 chapters in Handbook of Finance,
editor Frank Fabozzi, and one chapter in Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, editor Frank Fabozzi..
- VK is one of the specialist editors of company law magnum opus
A Ramaiya's Guide to Company Law, 2011 edition. The book runs over nearly 14000 pages of commentary on
Indian company law.
In addition, several of VK's articles have been published in various
journals such as Euromoney's Securitisation Review, Euromoney's
Leasing Yearbook, Duke Journal of Comparative & International
Law, Journal of International Banking Law, Asset Finance, US Banker,
El Exportrador (in Spanish), Monitordaily, Equipment Finance Journal,
Trade and Forfaiting Review, etc.
Lots of Vinod Kothari's articles may be found on
www.india-financing.com/staffpublications.htm. In addition,
several articles and presentations of relevance to students of
finance and corporate laws may be found at
Expert advice on
securitization to regulators/ law-makers:
VK has provided expert advice to regulators and law-makers
example, the South African Revenue Service consulted VK for framing
guidelines on taxation of securitization. The Sri Lankan securities
regulator has sought VK's advice on a draft of securitization legislation.
India's securities regulator has sought VK's assistance and expert
advice in framing securitization regulations in the country. VK
has undertaken a major consulting assignment to advise the
Government of Jordan on financing of affordable housing.
Consulting on securitization:
Our services on securitization are retained by some of the largest
international players in securitization.
Besides, we also undertake
comprehensive consulting on securitisation including structuring
advice, drafting, legal documentation, opinions, financial evaluation,
modeling, etc. Our consulting experience includes assignments for
clients in several countries.
Consulting on leasing:
Leasing and non-banking
financial services has been our consulting area for last 15 years.
VK is unquestionably India's top leasing expert. Besides some of
the top names in Indian leasing including banks and financial corporations,
we have leasing clients in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Jordan,
and consulting on Credit derivatives:
Closely affiliated to securitisation, credit derivatives is another
area of our expertise. Vinod owns and runs a website
on credit derivatives. Vinod also offers training on credit
Vinod Kothari Consultants P. Ltd.
A profile of our company Vinod Kothari Consultants is
Our website on securitization [http://vinodkothari.com]
is rated as the most popular site on securitization. The rankings
given by independent web-ranking professionals prove that this site
is better visited than any other site on the subject. The site features
on regular basis news, articles, issues, features, etc on securitization.
VK also owns and runs a site on credit derivatives [http://credit-deriv.com].
On a specialised subject like credit derivatives, this site is also
ranked as number One.
VK runs websites on
reconstrution and SARFAESI Act,
accounting for financial
There are lots of articles on non-banking financial services and allied areas at www.india-financing.com. The site contains a whole lot of articles and presentations compiled by Vinod Kothari & Company, Practising Company Secretaries.
VK is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with brilliant
academic record. He has been ranker holder in high school, college,
and topped the Eastern Region in Chartered Accountancy final exams.
POSITIONS- present and past
VK was part of an Asian Development Bank consulting group to advise
the Govt. of India on reforms in secured lending law.
VK is the Executive Director of Asian Securitization Forum.
Click here to
go to the Asian Securitization Forum website.
VK is a Director of Association of Leasing and Financial Services
Cos., a body of leasing companies in India.
VK is currently a Visiting Faculty at Indian
Institute of Management, Joka, Calcutta teaching structured
finance to over 100 students every year. Indian Institute of Management
is one of the top ranking business schools that sends brilliant
finance professionals world-over every year.
VK is independent director in several companies - JSW Ispat Steel, Gontermann Peipers, Greenply, Rupa, Allbank Finance ( a subsidiary of Allahabad Bank), Paragon Asset Reconstruction, etc. Vinod Kothari is also on the board of companies in other countries.
In 1987, a voluntary organisation of Calcutta chose him as the
Outstanding Young Person of Calcutta in the field of Finance and
Taxation. VK won several academic awards.
Occasionally, VK writes/presents on diverse subjects:
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