“Some would call it strange for the same auditor to audit competing banks in the same year. What is even more unusual is that the accounts certified of both the banks by the same, individual statutory auditor have been found misleading by the statutory regulator,” Hazari had written in one of his columns for The Wire.
The Yes Bank turmoil came with a one-off solution, but newer banks will not be spared from the infectious effect. And Covid-19 will only hurt retail lending more  BY SALIL PANCHAL, Forbes India Staff 9 min read PUBLISHED: Mar 24, 2020 03:39:36...
Sashidhar Jagdishan inherits a proven entity from predecessor Aditya Puri. However, the 'bank insider' will have to rebuild trust among business leaders and devise his own strategy when NPAs rise  BY SALIL PANCHAL, Forbes India Staff 5 min readPUBLISHED: Aug 10, 2020...
“When all group companies are constrained by liquidity problems, the strongest company will get impacted as a natural fallout,” said Hemindra Hazari
“Once a bank is put under a moratorium, its deposit franchise is irrevocably eroded, as banking is all about trust,” Hazari wrote.
Uday Kotak is a cautious and savvy banker with deep and strong connections in the business world.  However, by no stretch, is he an activist. So, why would he drag his regulator to court, especially the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which has always guarded its ‘independence’ or lack of public...
The RBI wants to see improved governance from private banks through proposed rules that limit the roles and tenures of CEOs. But will they work?  BY SALIL PANCHAL, Forbes India Staff 7 min read PUBLISHED: Jul 6, 2020 05:12:39 PM IST UPDATED: Jul...
Independent banking expert Hemindra Hazari, who has studied the governance of banks in India extensively, says that he was “not surprised” that all these events have come to light in recent months, post Puri’s retirement. “Puri was so focussed on achieving targets and getting the ladoo in each business line that compliance took a backseat under his leadership,” Hazari says. Jagdishan is firmly trying to correct this while not compromising on growth. “Jagdishan is doing an honest job.’
"It is apparent that Yes Bank is the bad boy in the eyes of the regulator," independent banking analyst Hemindra Hazari. Rana Kapoor Photographer: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg As Deutsche Bank AG veteran Ravneet Gill moves into the 27th floor of Yes Bank Ltd.’s...
Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong, Benjamin Parkin and Stephanie Findlay in New Delhi Fortunes of billionaires Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani soar past likes of Alibaba’s Jack Ma India’s industrial moguls Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani have swept past the likes of China’s Jack Ma in...