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Insider Investing aims to highlight the journey of some of the smartest individuals and Thought Leaders and how they grow and preserve their wealth.
Jul 21, 2022
E15: How a 19 year-old founder predicted remote working for developers in 2017
In conversation with Ayush Jaiswal, CEO and founder of Pesto Tech. We talk about his personal journey as a young founder, the entrepreneurial journey of Pesto, what the tech crash means for developers and much more. Listen in on this insightful episode. Disclaimer: Dezerv is not an Investment Advisor and does NOT provide any independent investment advice to its clients and does not have any direct relationship with such clients. The information provided is solely for educational & informational purposes. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of money you invest, and past performance does not guarantee future performance.
Jul 1, 2022
E14: How Should Investors Be Thinking about Crypto as a Part of their Portfolio?
In episode 14 of insider Investing, we're talking about the significant crash that crypto has seen. The market cap of crypto assets has been wiped off by almost $2.1 trillion. And there is a real impact that we are seeing on our portfolios. In this episode we explore the reasons why this has happened. And how should investors be thinking about crypto as a part of their portfolio? Disclaimer: Dezerv is not an Investment Advisor and does NOT provide any independent investment advice to its clients and does not have any direct relationship with such clients. The information provided is solely for educational & informational purposes. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of money you invest, and past performance does not guarantee future performance.
May 19, 2022
E13: Top Five Mistakes Investors make in Falling Markets | Investment Strategies during Market Crash
In the thirteenth edition of Insider Investing, we discuss the top 5 mistakes investors make during stock market crash or corrections. Our co-founders Sandeep Jethwani and Vaibhav Porwal share how to avoid these common pitfalls & strategies for long term investing through market volatility. Mistake 1- Panic selling to come back in later; Mistake 2- Holding back fresh investments till markets settle; Mistake 3- Holding on to poor quality & waiting for recovery; Mistake 4- Checking your portfolio too often; Mistake 5- Thematic Investments; Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in the podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of dezerv and its employees. The information provided is based on personal experience and should not be considered to be legal, tax, accounting, consulting or any professional advice. The ideas and strategies should never be used without first assessing your own personal and financial situation, or without consulting a financial professional.
Apr 18, 2022
E12: A women first professional networking platform | Ragini Das, Co-founder at leap.club
In the twelfth episode of Insider Investing, we welcome Ragini Das, Co-founder at leap.club. We decode the nitty gritties of leap's business model, challenges faced while building leap, the growth trajectory for the community driven startup, and more recent initiatives like the Table and other insights behind the success of this women only professional network. In the exciting episode, we dig deeper into various topics like how leap.club is unique as a startup idea, with its core focus on building professional networking platform and community for women; the importance of maintaining workplace diversity, experiences fundraising and building leap, the need for conversations around mental health, what keeps Ragini up all night and many other interesting insights. Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in the podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of dezerv and its employees. The information provided is based on personal experience and should not be considered to be legal, tax, accounting, consulting or any professional advice. The ideas and strategies should never be used without first assessing your own personal and financial situation, or without consulting a financial professional.
Mar 18, 2022
E11: Importance of Tax Planning | Learnings from wealthy on Mutual Funds, Capital Gains | changes in crypto taxation
In the eleventh edition of Insider Investing, we discuss a topic that affects all our personal finance and investing decisions- Taxation. Our Co-Founders Sandeep Jethwani & Vaibhav Porwal break down strategies and best practices used by the ultra-wealthy to optimise their taxes on their investments as well as income. Tune in to learn the latest rules around taxes on capital gains, strategies like Tax loss harvesting used by HNI's and how gains on different instruments like equity and fixed income are taxed. We also cover new age topics like ESOP taxation, taxes on Crypto and other best practices like tax deferment that investors can use for tax planning.
Feb 24, 2022
E10: Russia-Ukraine Crisis- Impact on Portfolios, and what Investors need to do
In the tenth edition of Insider Investing, we talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and it's implications on the economy & our portfolios. Our Co-Founders Vaibhav Porwal & Sandeep Jethwani discuss the origins of this conflict, the impact and how investors should react at times like this. Tune in to learn what could be the near term economic impact & potential market impact of this crisis, and how similar events had played out in the past. We also talk about what investors need to keep in mind while investing their money in this environment of turmoil, and how to build a robust long term portfolio on the back of diversified asset allocation and quality.
Jan 24, 2022
E9: Tech stock sell off - should we be worried?
In the ninth episode of Insider Investing, we look into what's happening in the equity market. There's a massive sell-off in growth and innovation economy stocks, and some of the most celebrated funds have lost a significant amount of value. Our Co-founder Sandeep Jethwani & Vaibhav Porwal sit down to discuss why this is happening, and what investors should do in this environment of turmoil. We look into past events in history to understand how narrative driven behaviour of the crowds have taken us into a bubble territory time and again. Tune in to learn why most thematic opportunities become attractive at the peak of performance cycle, and how investors are better off focusing on the business fundamentals for long term wealth creation and many other interesting insights.
Jan 12, 2022
E8: The only way to get rich- stories from across the world
In the eighth edition of Insider Investing, our co-founder Sandeep Jethwani welcomes Purav Shah who's a founding team member at dezerv., and is leading our global investing practice. In this episode we discuss how investor behaviour differs in India vs abroad, potential biases to avoid, building better investing habits and strategies for long term wealth creation. Tune in to learn how the information overload is affecting our decisions around money, the importance of diversification & staying invested for uninterrupted compounding, and how only one percent of traders beat FD return. Don't miss the interesting anecdotes like the story of Rick Guerin, why we should have a pact with ourselves when it comes to our money, and how Warren Buffet made most of his wealth in the last decades.
Dec 30, 2021
E7: Revisiting 2021- Finfluencers, Markets, COVID, Bitcoin and Hotel California Problem"
In the seventh episode of Insider Investing, we look back at the roller coaster ride that was 2021. Our Co-Founders Vaibhav Porwal & Sandeep Jethwani discuss the different emerging trends- market dynamics amidst the pandemic, enhanced participation among retail investors, rise of the Finfluencers, the Crypto boom, evolving role of central banks, and much more! Tune in to learn how the next gen is denominating things in Bitcoin terms, how the new age careers are overshadowing traditionally coveted jobs and the increasing polarity in the post-social world. Don't miss our take on the evolving regulatory restrictions, the Hotel California Problem, and how to invest your money in 2022 to achieve your long term goals.
Dec 15, 2021
E6: Trends & Careers in Media & Advertising ft. Megha Tata
In the sixth episode of Insider Investing, we are excited to host Megha Tata- Managing Director of Discovery India and the President of International Advertising Association (IAA), India Chapter. With an illustrious career spanning over 3 decades with media giants like Star, HBO and Discovery, Megha is widely recognized as an Influencer & Thought Leader in the media & advertising space. Tune in this deep dive into her early childhood, journey in media, the future trends in entertainment & advertising, and her mantras for a balanced life. Megha also discusses the recent innovations with Discovery+, the constant need for experimentation & differentiation, how TV & Digital Media is evolving, and her personal investing journey.
Dec 1, 2021
E5: On Inflation
In the fifth episode of Insider Investing, we explore Inflation - how increasing price levels impact our lives and portfolios. Our Co-Founders Sandeep Jethwani and Vaibhav Porwal discuss different aspects of Inflation- what is causing it, how it's affecting consumer behaviour, what to expect next and how we can make our portfolios inflation-proof. Tune in to listen to interesting anecdotes like how Vaibhav's grandma kept a tab on increasing prices, Walmart's increase in retail prices of clothing after more than a decade, how is inflation affecting long distance relationships, why Elon Musk stopped having Avocado toasts, and many more insights!
Nov 10, 2021
E4: The Realist Ft. Karthik Reddy
"It's a power law business... The losses come way ahead of the game... Can each bet you make have a shot (of giving hell of a return)" - In the fourth episode of Insider Investing, we welcome Karthik Reddy, Cofounder & Managing Partner at Blume Venture Advisors. Karthik founded Blume right after the global financial crisis, along with Sanjay Nath, and they have grown it to one of the most prominent VC firms in India. Karthik has had an excellent investing track record at Blume, overseeing some of the most prominent names in Indian startup ecosystem like Dunzo, Smallcase, Koo and Unacademy. From IITR to IIMB and Wharton, from Entrepreneurship to Corporate life to now as a VC building Blume for more than a decade- he has seen it all. In this episode Karthik describes his early entrepreneurial stints and leanings, team building & nurturing philosophy, and some common traits of the successful founders. Tune in to this deep dive of the unfiltered journey of a VC and peek into his playbo…
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Oct 6, 2021
E3: The Goldfish Ft. Radhika Gupta
Welcome to another episode of Insider Investing. This show is co-hosted by Sandeep Jethwani and Sahil Contractor, Co-founders of dezerv. For this episode we are stoked to have Radhika Gupta, MD and CEO at Edelweiss AMC as our guest. Radhika is admired and has broken many norms with her unconventional leadership. She’s the youngest AMC CEO in India among the top 30 most powerful women in business. She is a global citizen having grown up across four continents, a keen storyteller, Bridge player, and Twitter microblogger. Her YouTube videos have garnered more than 100K views in a short span of time. Tune in to listen to her inspiring journey, her stint with entrepreneurship and action-packed takeaways on investing.
Sep 22, 2021
E2: Unshattered Ft. Shreevar Kheruka
When a crisis like Covid strikes, you begin to think about what life is really about. It’s no wonder that the concept of ESG investing has grown tremendously over the last year. What is more exciting is that India is at the forefront of this exploding space. The world’s largest investors are taking significant leaps towards accelerating their ESG journey. They are now setting targets for themselves and their portfolio companies. To share further insights, we invited Shreevar Kheruka, Managing Director at Borosil. As a 4th generation leader, he has transformed the culture at Borosil. Tune in to know about his journey of leading Borosil during times of crisis, their sustainability culture, his personal wealth story and much more.
Sep 8, 2021
E1: McMoney: I'm Lovin' It Ft. Amit Jatia
Welcome to the first episode of Insider Investing. This show highlights the journey of how the smartest individuals and thought leaders grow and preserve their wealth. The first guest on the show is Mr. Amit Jatia, Vice Chairman - Westlife Development (Owner and Operator- McDonald’s India - West and South). Mr. Amit Jatia joined the McDonald’s family in March 1995 as MD, Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. where he was the youngest Joint Venture Partner at McDonald’s. An important ingredient for successful business includes having hands-on experience and Amit has undergone training for a year at McDonald’s in Jakarta and holds a degree in Hamburgerology from the Hamburger University, Oak Brook (Illinois, USA). How Mr. Jatia successfully Indianised menus and brought us the best of both worlds for the value conscious Indian is well known. Today McDonalds has over 300 restaurants and a turnover of over Rs. 1100 crore and has served over 10 Million cups of coffee. Tune in to know…
Aug 24, 2021
The What, Why and How of Insider Investing Podcast
Insider Investing aims to highlight the journey of some of the smartest individuals and thought leaders and how they grow and preserve their wealth. Join our co-hosts Sahil Contractor and Sandeep Jethwani, co-founders of dezerv. as they sit down with investing professionals and business leaders to provide listeners with various perspectives on how to set themselves up for financial success. Our hosts have managed the portfolios of some of the most influential people in India, making them a key asset to the investment world. This show brings much needed actionable advice to people who hate being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent. New episodes out every alternate Thursdays.