In the schooldays I used to wonder why India is considered a “developing” nation. I acknowledged that certain issues were there but felt that earnest efforts from each individual can definitely get India through to that coveted “developed” category. Envisioned to contribute to India’s efforts in becoming an economic superpower, I decided to focus my efforts in that direction.
One issue that caught my eye was the absence of credit from the Indian financial markets. Regulations were drafted way back in 2002, but the apprehensiveness of being incapable to handle any unforeseen scenario prevented Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator of securities markets in India, and Reserve Bank of India from working any further. This apparent irresoluteness helped shape my long-term goal to be a part of SEBI. I can then use my influential position as a regulator to get the Indian credit market out of an embryonic stage and ensure that the development and efficient functioning of the Indian financial markets is not impaired by bureaucratic rigmaroles. I want to make sure that regulations in the Indian financial markets do not stifle innovations in credit and at the same time are able to prevent any mishap. I believe that in this manner I will contribute to the economic growth of my nation and prove my conviction in the abilities of my nation to the world.
I discerned that achieving this goal necessitated an in depth understanding of the functioning of the financial markets. With this motive, I have made a career in investment banking my short-term goal. In order to strengthen the technical and communication skills required in a professional environment, I started