"Financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, ABN Amro and several others have actively promoted India as an off-shore base to set up domain-oriented knowledge processes. The financial knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) market is also active with several large outsourcing firms such as Infosys, Cognizant, and EXL, which offer high-end services, and niche players such as Amba Research and Evalueserve, who have created highly specialized outfits to conduct financial analytics and research work." Read more
"Most literature on this topic tends to touch upon complex cultural nuances among various countries and regions. However, I believe there are elements of managing global teams that are very fundamental and have little to do with culture or cultural nuances. It is these elements I will touch upon in this article". Read more
"Every now and then, a commercially successful business organization does not remain a stand-alone entity. It creates a platform, enables an ecosystem and provides a vehicle for several other entities to ride towards success. The transformational impact can last decades. There is a lot that India can learn from success stories here and elsewhere".
"The debt crisis has shaken confidence in the Eurozone, but not stirred any of the stakeholders into action. When bankers, investment managers and politicians meet behind closed doors, they give the impression that they are somehow going to recover lost wealth. In reality, they are only negotiating how to minimize their own losses, even if that will do little to recoup lost confidence in the system".
"Amba Research (Amba) offers round-the-clock research services to the global capital markets industry. It was ranked among the Top 3 Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) service providers in the 2010 Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Through this article, The Smart CEO aims to get a first-hand perspective of what makes the company tick".