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From Urgent to Important: Transforming Compliance Experts into Governance Champions

ISSUE Is your professional life like that of a fire fighter-unpredictable workday, putting out one fire after another, stiff deadlines to meet under intense pressure? Are the words crisis, problems, emergencies and deadlines frequently heard in your daily work life leaving you exhausted and fatigued? If the answer to the above questions are yes, [...]

By | 2018-12-06T12:41:21+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Call for Change|0 Comments

The Four Stages of Evolution in Equity Share Valuation: 1.Dividend Capitalization Method-The Concept, Trigger and Limitations

Large businesses and business intending to be large are organized as companies for they provide the triple advantage of ‘Existence at will’ for they survive till their shareholders decide to dissolve them Limited liability enabling many unrelated investors to collaborate, and Transferable shares, providing liquidity to their shareholders without impairing the liquidity of the [...]

By | 2018-12-06T12:33:35+00:00 September 5th, 2018|First of First|0 Comments

KMP means You Are The BOSS: Should Company Secretaries be Assertive?

ISSUE In any given week, I interact with more than five to six company secretaries of different companies. In the last few months, I observed that there are many young professionals in their 20’s who are working as the Company Secretary in medium to large companies and have to deal with experienced and senior [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:24:23+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Call for Change|0 Comments

Birth of EPS (Earnings Per Share): Brevity is the Essence of Effective Communication

‘A cow for her milk, A hen for her eggs, A stock, by heck, For her dividends.’ As the popular poem of 1930s captured, dividend is what attracted the investors to stocks. But with time as companies retained a bigger and larger share of profits for their internal growth, with some companies even skipping [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:19:00+00:00 August 5th, 2018|First of First|0 Comments

Filling Forms, No Longer Just A Clerical Task: Who Should Prepare MBP-1 for Directors?

While a task can be delegated, the responsibility or consequence arising from that task can never be, as the delegator pays the price for its non-performance or wrong-performance. This point needs reiteration especially in the case of MBP-1, where Directors give the details of the companies and firms in which they are interested-in for [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:56:49+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Call for Change|0 Comments

The Need for Cash Flow Statements: Demystifying the Profit & Loss Account

(this article is the third and final part of a trilogy that traces the origin of the three elements of financial statements- the balance sheet, the profit and loss account and the cash flow statement) Financial Statements consisting of the three- Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statements, form the [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:53:24+00:00 July 5th, 2018|First of First|0 Comments

Communicating Required Information: Trimming the Corporate Governance Report

Just as salt enhances the taste in food, brevity in communication enhances comprehension and effectiveness. More so in corporate communication to shareholders, where the audience consist of individuals with a wide range of interest and knowledge. The Corporate Governance Report that forms a part of the Annual Report of listed companies in India, despite [...]

By | 2018-12-06T18:01:32+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Call for Change|0 Comments

The Birth of Profit & Loss Account & A New Method to Compute Profits

(This article is the second of a trilogy that traces the origin of the three elements of financial statements, the balance sheet, the profit and loss account and the cash flow statement) Financial Statements consisting of the three- Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statements, form the core segment of [...]

By | 2018-12-06T17:22:56+00:00 June 5th, 2018|First of First|0 Comments

Shell Companies Cracked!

Shell companies are in focus in India today. Given this context, what a shell company means is very different from what is generally understood, especially as there is no legal definition for it in India. US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a narrow definition of the shell company as a publicly held company in [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:34:15+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The First Bonus Shares Issue: East India Company, 1682 CE − Origin and Rationale for this practice

On December 31, 1600, East India Company was formed by the grant of a charter by the English Parliament. Though not the first joint stock company to be formed, it was perhaps the most influential company in the global corporate history, surviving for over 270 years before being liquidated on June 1, 1874. During [...]

By | 2017-09-02T12:10:18+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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