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Pratip Kar: Demystifying the working of Tata Trusts

The responsibility to be informed of Tata Trusts' assets and to protect them vests with the trustees

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Updated On : 14 Dec 2016 | 10:43 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Breaking a butterfly on the wheel?

Tata Group has a culture predicated on loyalty, dignity, societal responsibilities and public service

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Updated On : 14 Dec 2016 | 12:24 AM IST

Pratip Kar: Companies Act 2013 and internal financial controls

Implementation will be weakened if we fail to define terms used in the Act clearly and precisely

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Updated On : 18 Apr 2015 | 9:50 PM IST

Pratip Kar: How to evaluate company boards

The new Companies Act provisions on the performance evaluation of boards need to be unambiguous and their implementation realistic if compliance is to be expected

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Updated On : 11 Apr 2015 | 10:03 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Empowering public sector bank boards

The governance structure and boards of PSBs, including State Bank of India and its subsidiaries, are antiquated and no longer conducive to good governance. These must be changed

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Updated On : 19 Jun 2014 | 11:29 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Public sector banks can get a BIC leap forward

A Bank Investment Company to act as a holding company for state-owned banks would go a long way in minimising government interference and improving governance

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Updated On : 09 Jun 2014 | 11:38 PM IST

Pratip Kar: A new corporate governance

The sum total of the various amendments approved by Sebi would certainly raise board oversight and increase the responsibilities as well as liabilities of directors

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Updated On : 22 Feb 2014 | 9:48 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Do multiple directorships matter?

Overstretched and overcommitted directors may compromise responsibilities and cease to be effective

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Updated On : 08 Feb 2014 | 9:50 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Proxy advisories - Promises and perils

The three major concerns about proxy advisors are: conflict of interest; giving voting recommendations without adequate accountability; and the misalignment of voting power and economic interest

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Updated On : 09 Nov 2013 | 9:49 PM IST
Updated On : 02 Sep 2013 | 1:12 AM IST

Companies Bill enhances responsibilities

The Bill lays strong emphasis on internal governance, the boards need to be alive to these needs

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Updated On : 02 Sep 2013 | 12:08 AM IST

A different ball game for Sebi now

The Sebi has acquired sweeping new powers under an Ordinance. Much depends on the speed, efficiency and decisiveness with which it can enforce them

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Updated On : 06 Aug 2013 | 10:22 AM IST

Of future shocks and global complexities

Having acquitted itself creditably in its first 25 years, India's first independent statutory regulator for the financial sector needs to ready itself for the intricacies of globally integrated market

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Updated On : 22 May 2013 | 10:12 PM IST

Saradha: Define the scam correctly first

Erroneously labelling it a chit fund, as some state functionaries have, may unwittingly give this questionable company legal wings to fly

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Updated On : 30 Apr 2013 | 10:20 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Repairing the IPO market's fault lines

Mere patchwork may not be enough to fix all that ails the Indian primary market

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Updated On : 01 Mar 2013 | 3:30 PM IST

Pratip Kar: What the Rajat Gupta trial teaches us

When important people are involved in insider trading, only quick and firm action against them sends a powerful message

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Updated On : 02 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Mutual funds - Investors still matter

Incentivising fund managers will help but may not be sufficient to encourage investors to part with their nest eggs

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Updated On : 02 Feb 2013 | 3:29 PM IST

Pratip Kar: Fault lines in the Indian IPO market

We need to build the household sector¿s confidence in the stock market

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Updated On : 02 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM IST