K.N. Vaidyanathan

K.N. Vaidyanathan

Advisor and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies

KN 'Vaidy' Vaidyanathan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Mahindra Group.  Prior to this, he was the Executive Director at SEBI in charge of institutional investors portfolio, including domestic (MF) and foreign (FII). Vaidy has over 25 years experience in financial services, primarily in the realm of asset management.  He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and holds a Bachelors's Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras.   Vaidy is on the Finance Board of IIM Ahmedabad and on the Board of Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship of IIMA.  He is an Advisor to and Senior Adjunct Fellow in GeoEconomic Studies at Gateway House, a Mumbai based foreign policy think tank. At Mahindra, Vaidy also co chairs the Group’s Thought Leadership Initiative on Redefining Sustainable Urbanization.

MBA, Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad


Politics of international business, finance, economics and trade

Last modified: September 14, 2017

Recent projects

The logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is seen on the facade of its headquarters building in Mumbai, March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files Courtesy: Reuters
24 August 2017 Gateway House

India’s capital markets at 70

India’s equity markets are a success story in the country’s 70th year of independence, and there are two prominent state institutions responsible for this, the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the National Stock Exchange. SEBI has played an extraordinary role in bringing in market efficiency, but as the equity market regulator, it must have the corporate surveillance function as well
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25 October 2013 Gateway House

Libor, Brent and now…FX

The foreign exchange market is considered the most liquid and transparent in the world. However, recent investigations into alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange rates is a reminder that transparent exchange-based systems alone are not enough to ensure fairness
India, Financial regulatory exporter Courtesy: Niyantha/Flickr
6 October 2011 Gateway House

India: Financial Regulatory Exporter

With increasing debt and recession in the West, it seems no longer fitting for the rest of the world to follow traditional Western financial models. India’s long experience of capital markets, with its conservative and ‘inclusive’ financial regulatory system, on the other hand, makes for a compelling case study.