International Symposia - India - US

In 2016 and 2017, the Program on International Financial Systems and the National Insurance Academy (NIA) of India hosted two Symposia on “Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for India and the United States,” which attracted senior financial leaders, high-ranking government officials, and distinguished academics from the United States and India for intensive, off-the-record dialogue on issues affecting international capital markets.

2017 India – US Symposia

September 27- 29 2017 • Taj Diplomatic Enclave


  • The Evolving Landscape for Infrastructure Funding and Finance, including
    • Infrastructure Financing and Indian Bond Market Developments
    • Municipal Bond Market Developments in India
  • Regulation & Deregulation of Financial Markets & the Global Reform Agenda
  • The Future of India’s Financial Markets, including
    • The Future of Debt and Bond Markets in India
    • Emergence of ETFs and Derivatives
    • Climate finance and green bond markets
  • The Inclusion Agenda – Broadening Access to Finance & the Role of FinTech, including
    • Financial inclusion and the Indian banking & NBPF Sector
    • The role of Digital Finance in Financial Inclusion
    • Regulation of Financial Technologies

Keynote Speakers

  • Michael Kaplan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere & South East Asia, United States Department of the Treasury
  • Suresh Prabhu, the Honourable Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Hal Scott, Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
  • Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India