Career Insights: Proprietary Desk

  1. Biswarup Mohapatra, CFA
  2. Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM

Proprietary desk is an emerging area in the investment management domain. Increasingly various participants such as banks, brokers, corporations, other financial institutions, and foreign investors are participating in the Indian equity market via proprietary desk to take advantage of the superior return potential of Indian markets.

The mandate of a proprietary desk is to invest money from a company’s own balance sheet and generate an absolute return from the equity market that should be better than the return from fixed-income instruments. There are various structures and strategies, including cash and derivatives used to generated superior risk-adjusted return.

This has the potential to offer enormous career opportunities for budding professionals. To understand more about careers in India in proprietary desk, listen in to this webinar. Biswarup Mohapatra, Head, Equity Proprietary Desk, Mirae Asset Capital Markets India Pvt. Ltd., will discuss competencies, career paths, and more.

Learning outcomes:

  • Proprietary desk overview in India
  • Career opportunities for CFA® charterholders and candidates
  • Roles and entry requirements
  • Competencies required and potential career paths


This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 28 November 2019

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