There has been a rapid growth in non-performing assets and restructured loans in the Indian banking system. The Reserve Bank of India has amply highlighted the growing challenges of stressed assets management and has drawn up a series of policy measures to help mitigate this issue. The stressed assets situation concerns everyone – banks, policy makers, lenders, and borrowers. So, the entire financial ecosystem of the country is affected by increasing NPAs year on year.

The need of the hour is to understand the implications of insolvency and bankruptcy, help banks methodically restructure or reconstruct their non-performing assets, explore possibilities of recoveries, understand the dynamics of various exit options for lenders, as also critically devise more innovative ways and means at improving liquidity in the market.

Today, there are several factors that are affecting the Indian banking system. Stagnant credit growth and record stressed assets in the past few years continue to remain the most critical concern areas for Indian banks.

According to a McKinsey report "the stressed assets of the Indian banking sector are currently greater than its net-worth, with the potential of putting the entire equity base of banks at risk". The report further states that stressed assets had crossed ₹10 lakh crore in December 2016 but provisioning against these levels is only ₹3 lakh crore.

According to a CRISIL release, the 50 stressed companies, which account are largely from the metals, construction and power industries and account for nearly half of the total non-performing assets in the banking sector. It further estimated that banks have provisioned for only around 40 percent of their exposure to these assets.

Our deteriorating asset quality is now being seen as a huge economic danger for the Indian banking sector. As stressed assets are a combination of NPAs and Restructured Loans and Written Off Assets – the problems and concerns too are multi-fold.

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Attendee Profile

  • Senior Bankers from IBA member banks from public, private, cooperative sector and foreign banks
  • Senior Officials from Reserve Bank of India and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
  • Credit, Risk, Monitoring, Strategic Asset Management, Legal and Compliance Professionals
  • Senior representatives of leading Asset Reconstruction Companies and leading rating organizations
  • Senior representatives from consulting majors and Financial Advisory and Intermediary Companies



Dr. M.S. Sahoo

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)

Rajnish Kumar

State Bank of India

Usha Ananthasubramanian

Dy. Chairman, Indian Banks' Association and
MD & CEO, Allahabad Bank

Sudarshan Sen

Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India

Sunil Mehta

Punjab National Bank

Sunil Srivastava

Dy. Managing Director
State Bank of India

Mythili Balasubramanian

Executive Director

M.V. Phadke

Executive Director

V. Srinivasan

Dy. Managing Director
Axis Bank

V.G. Kannan

Chief Executive
Indian Banks' Association

Shardul Shroff

Executive Chairman
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

B Raj Kumar

Deputy Chief Executive
Indian Banks' Association

Siby Antony

Chairman & Managing Director
Edelwiss Asset Reconstruction Limited

Barnali Mukherjee

Chief General Manager, Debt & Hybrid Securities
Securities and Exchange Board of India

Vivek Grover

JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Limited

K.M. Jayarao

Executive Vice Chairman
Ambit Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited

Vinayak Bahuguna

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited

Eshwar Karra

Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix ARC Limited

Abizer Diwanji

Partner and National Leader, Restructuring and Turnaround Services

Vikram Babbar

FS Lead- Forensic

Nitin Jain

Partner, Restructuring and Turnaround Services

Narayan K. Seshadri


Dr. S. Subramanian

Managing Director
Axis Capital Ltd

Nagaraj Garla

IDBI Capital

Rajesh Mokashi

CARE Ratings

M.R. Umarji

Former Chief Advisor - Legal
Indian Banks' Association

Ishita Vora

Head – Listing (Equity & Debt),
National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

Nikhil Shah

Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Uday Bhansali

President - Financial Advisory
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India

Ashwin Ramanathan

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