= Siddhartha Ghosh Dastidar

Capital Markets and Investments: Essential Insights and Concepts for Professionals

Siddhartha G. Dastidar

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First Edition, ISBN Paperback: 978-0-9988145-0-6, Hardcover: 978-0-9988145-1-3

Research Accolades

  • Michael J. Barclay 2007 Best Ph.D. student Paper Award given by the Financial Research Association
  • Published in the Journal of Financial Economics (2009), Journal of Portfolio Management (2011) and Referee, Journal of International Business Studies
  • Chapter in Encyclopaedia of Financial Models (2013), editor Frank Fabozzi, publisher John Wiley & Sons
  • Conference Presentations at NBER, Harvard Business School, Indian School of Business, London Business School, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo), Financial Research Association (Las Vegas)
  • Columbia University Doctoral Fellowship
  • Center for International Business Education (CIBE) Research Grant (2005) for Microfinance research in India
  • Columbia Real Estate Center Fellowship (2007)


  • - New Edition available now
  • - Bulge-bracket Wall Street firms using the book to train analysts
  • - Top Universities using the book for finance courses


Well worth adding to your investments bookshelf!

Charles M. Jones, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and Chair, Finance Sub-division, Columbia Business School, New York

Ideal for anyone needing a rapid introduction to finance and financial institutions...

Garud N. Iyengar, Chair and Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, New York

An excellent survey of financial markets, explained in concise language...

David Weisbrod, Former CEO of LCH Clearnet and Vice Chairman of JPMorgan, New York

A comprehensive review of capital markets, financial industry structure and the latest theories...a handy desk reference...

Bruce D. Phelps, Managing Director, Head of Research, PGIM (Prudential Financial's USD 1 trillion investment management arm)

Essential reading for anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to investment management...

Tarun Gupta, Managing Director, AQR Capital Management

Finally, a clear and concise book that uniquely marries sound theoretical constructs with close-up practical insights...

Adri Guha, Chief Investment Officer, Advanced Portfolio Management (institutional fund-of-funds)

An excellent supplement to the existing textbooks about Investments...

Mikhail Chernov, Professor of Finance, Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Concise, readable and up-to-date coverage of key capital markets topics...

John Kiff, Senior Financial Sector Expert, International Monetary Fund

Masterful rendering of a complex subject into an easily digested elixir of finance...

Nandu Nayar, Hans J. Baer Chair in International Finance and Chair of the Perella Department of Finance, Lehigh University

Excellent job of mixing finance concepts with real life examples...

Ajit Agrawal, Managing Director, Investment Research, UBS Securities LLC

It feels like learning from a personal tutor....

Hayong Yun, Associate Professor of Finance, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University