Prof. Balasubramanian Venkatadri - Assistant Professor
About the Faculty
Balasubramanian has about 10 years of experience in the banking and financial sector following an MBA from Vinod Gupta School of Management in 2008.
Yes Bank Limited
From 2008 to early 2014, he worked at Yes Bank Limited in the Mumbai National Operations Centre (NOC) in their trade finance and Treasury departments.
He was part of the team that formalized the Bank Guarantee (“BG”)issuance process across India and was also responsible for issuing Bank Guarantees across West and South India. The team moved BG text scrutiny from the bank’s legal team to the operations team. This led to the Bank effectively dropping time to issue guarantees from over a day to under two hours.
He then moved to the treasury department of the bank and was part of the team that setup the process to ensure that documentation collected from FX and derivative clients were in regulatory compliance. The team also ensured that derivative transactions entered had appropriate controls.
Goldman Sachs Limited
In early 2014 he got the opportunity to join the Legal team at Goldman Sachs. The role involved negotiating legal documentation for institutional clients that enabled them to enter into derivative products with the firm. This involved negotiating with large institutional counterparties, from large sovereign wealth funds and central banks, to hedge funds across the world. As the only non-lawyer in both the India and London legal teams, he brought a business understanding of the documentation to enable counterparties and the firm to reach better and quicker business outcomes.
He also trades on his own account in equity and currency derivatives where regulations and policy allows. He also enjoys reading and applying economic theories to financial markets.