Vikram Murarka - Founder and Chief Currency Strategist
Vikram has been forecasting, trading and hedging currencies since 1991. Beginning his career as a currency trader in Essar Group, he was managing an FX exposure of $1.2 bln. Later, he founded Kshitij Consultancy Services in 1996, which is now a leading forex risk management advisory firm in India.His series named ‘Color of Money’, based on forex risk management issues, has appeared in industry journals such as Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities (USA), the Euromoney Foreign Exchange Handbook (UK), Global Treasury News (UK), The Outlook Magazine (India) and in financial newspapers such as the Hindu Business Line in India.
He has been a guest speaker at a number of forex conferences in Singapore such as the FX Week Asia Forex Congress (2008), Euromoney Forex Forum (2009) and FOW Derivatives World Asia (2010), Forex China, Beijing (2011) and Traders Carnival, Bangkok (2016). He also provides his views on Dollar Rupee at ET Now. His views were recently covered by Bloomberg.com.In India, he has conducted training programs for Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) on invite. Vikram believes in the infinite power of sustained discipline in personal and work life.
|Organised By||Seminar Title, Venue, Date||Topic covered|
|Association of Technical Market Analysts (ATMA)||Innovative Uses of Moving Averages for Forecasting
Kolkata, 14 February, 2015
|Different time period Moving Averages and benefits of these in Forecasting|
|Indian Institute of Investment Professional (US CFA Charter holders)||Demystifying Forex Volatility
Kolkata, 23rd January, 2014
|Economy’s current situation, correlation of Indian rupee with other currencies|
|Kshitij Consultancy Services||Forex IS Your Business
Kolkata, Mumbai & Indore 2013-2014
|Common misconceptions in Hedging Strategy|
|CII, Eastern India||CII Banking Colloquium 2012
Kolkata, 14 September 2012
|Practical Tips for Forex Risk Management|
|Futures & Options World||18th Derivatives World Asia conference
Singapore, 27th & 28th Sep, 2011
|Participant – Panel discussion on FX Trading Moderator – Panel discussion on Indian Markets|
|CBI China||Forex China 2011
Beijing, 21st and 22nd Sep, 2011
|Experience of India with Floating Exchange Rate|
|Futures & Options World||17th Derivatives World Asia conference
Singapore, 29th & 30th Sep, 2010
|FX trading in a modern market place|
|Bombay Chamber of Commerce||Workshop on Currency Options
|National Stock Exchange (NSE)||Workshop on Currency Options
|Clearing Corporation of India Ltd.||Understanding Forex Markets
|Foreign Exchange Market Dynamics.Technical Analysis and Managing Forex Risk|
|The Euromoney||The Euromoney South East Asia Forex Forum 2009
|Moderator for panel discussion on
Making Money in FX as an Asset Class
|FXWeek Asia||Fourth Annual Congress for Foreign Exchange Professionals
Hedging against FX exposure and turbulences – KSHITIJ Hedging Method
|Corporate Treasury Forum Seminar||Managing Risks in a Growing Economy
|KSHITIJ Hedging Method|
|Indo American School of Business||Vishakapatnam 14th March, 2004||Workshop on Foreign Exchange market in India|
|Soya Producers Association (SOPA) and IMA ( Indore Management Association)||The Forex Seminar
|The Rupee Market, Major Currencies and Risk Management|
|Vinod Gupta School of Management||IIT Kharagpur, 31st March, 2002||Guest Lecture on Foreign Exchange market in India|
Accounts & Admin
Pallavi is a Commerce graduate from Indore University. She is an accounts professional and has been looking after accounts and administration, payments and compliance activities for Kshitij for the past 15 years.
Her interests are crossword puzzles, reading and music. She also loves to travel with family and cook.
Prakash is an accounts professional with a Graduate degree in Commerce from Calcutta University. He is associated with Kshitij for 12 years and is responsible for data collection, payments, accounts, compliance and record-keeping. He is very punctual and always completes his work on time.
He is an avid sports follower and loves listening to old songs & travelling with his family.
Nilanjana a Graduate from Calcutta University have been associated with Kshitij since it’s early days, has always stood up to the needs of the time and acquired the required skills overtime to handle everything the Company needs in terms of online support as well as Client data maintenance and overall System maintenance. One of the pillars of Kshitij, she looks after the hardwiring and basic technical needs of the Team.
Her hobbies includes gardening, listening to old songs and travelling with her family. She also loves making variety food recipes.
C S Vijayalakshmi Senior Analyst
Vijayalakshmi, a Commerce graduate from West Bengal University began her career 6 years ago with Kshitij and found her passion in chart reading and analysis. A technical Anlayst, she has been forecasting from short to long term time periods in Currencies, Commodities and Stocks, including some exotics like Vietnamese Dong and Bangladesh Taka. Apart from her contribution to quantitative and qualitative analysis, she also handles client exposures.
She takes upon any challenge to push beyond the known to unknown. Her other interests include dancing, reading books, music and inclination to spiritual growth.
Santwana is a MBA graduate from KIIT university with a dual degree of Finance and Analytics. She is a part of Kshitij Analysts team for over 1 year and is responsible for managing client spreadsheet, conducting data and research work. She also assists other senior analysts in doing analysis work.
In her free time, she enjoys painting and meeting with friends.
Business Development Executive
Jhilam is a B.Tech graduate from MAKAUT university with a degree in Information Technology. She is a Business Development associate in Kshitij, responsible for building business relationships with current and potential clients and assisting with marketing and promotional projects. She also supports the team with other responsibilities as required.
She loves watching movies and series. Traveling is like her food for the soul, which keeps her going.
Rimika is a current graduate from Calcutta University in Arts. She has been associated with Kshitij team for more than one year. She serves Kshitij in various dimensions from handling accounts work like maintaining receipts in excel to analysis, data research work and Client exposure work so on. Moreover, she takes care of graph galley sections and trend lines too.
Rimika spends majority of her free time listening to Vedantik discourses by her Guru. Besides she enjoys exploring new places and new dimensions of life with her Guru too.
Devisree.k is a commerce graduate from Calicut University.She began her career with Kshitij six months ago. Her key tasks include updating the graph gallery section, adjusting trendlines, posting MB on websites, managing client related works and performing various research and data-related tasks.
Her interests include dancing, sketching, and mehendi designing.
N V S S Harika
N V S S Harika is a Commerce Graduate, pursuing her Cost and Management Accountancy.She is a fresher and joined Kshiitj recently in the role of an analyst. She is good with numbers and likes to challenge herself on a day-to-day basis. She updates the charts, analyses them and also works in the management of the company.
A singer and an artist, Harika has talents manifold.