Prof. Rohan Chinchwadkar

Assistant Professor
303, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, I.I.T.Bombay, Powai, Mumbai
Prof. Rohan Chinchwadkar


  • PhD (Finance), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta (2009-13)
  • B. Tech. (Electronics), VJTI, Mumbai (2005-09)

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (2019-Present)
    • MBA Teaching: Private Equity & Venture Capital, Money: Past, Present and Future, International Finance
    • Received the Young Faculty Award instituted from a generous donation by IIT Bombay alumni
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy (2016-19)
    • MBA Teaching: Private Equity & Venture Capital, International Finance, Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
    • PhD Teaching: Introduction to banking: Theory & History, Research Methods in Finance & Accounting
    • Administrative committees: PGP (Business Management), Learning Resource Centre, Five-year Strategic Plan
  • Visiting Professor of Finance, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta
    • MBA Elective: Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
    • Guest lecture: “Transformation of Public Sector Banks & Post-Merger Management in banking”

Industry Experience

Associate (Management Consultant), McKinsey & Company (2013-15)

  • Involved in various types of consulting engagements like private equity due diligence, post-merger management, entry strategy, portfolio strategy, strategy implementation, operations and research across banking and financial services, defence, high-tech, IT services and healthcare sectors
  • Worked with a variety of clients like bulge-bracket private equity fund, leading family-managed business group, large professionally-managed business group, public-sector bank, non-banking financial services company, private-sector bank and mid-sized technology firm


Journal Publications

  • “Political business cycles, elections and entrepreneurial finance: A framework”, Journal of Quantitative Economics, forthcoming
  • “The choice of exit: Influence of private equity investors and buyout entry”, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 17(1S), 2018, with Rama Seth
  • “Evolution of private equity regulations in emerging markets: A case of India”, The Journal of Private Equity, 20(1), 2016, with Vidhu Shekhar
  • “Real exchange rate and real interest rate differential: A cointegration approach with structural shifts”, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 13(2), 2015, with Kunal Khairnar
  • “Effect of book building and auctions on the exit choice between IPO and acquisition”, Theoretical Economics Letters, 5(4), 2015, with Rama Seth
  • “Merger Returns and Choice of Payment Method: A Case from the Indian Banking Industry”, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2015

Articles in National Newspapers

  • “How to fund innovation in the time of coronavirus”, in Mint, April 15, 2020
  • “Choose large-cap mutual funds wisely”, in The Financial Express, Mar 13, 2019
  • “Large-cap mutual funds: Big inflows, small returns”, in Bloomberg Quint, Mar 5, 2019
  • “Factors that determine investors’ risk appetite”, in The Financial Express, Dec 10, 2018
  • “4 steps to construct & manage an investment portfolio”, in The Economic Times, Nov 10, 2018
  • “Have you covered your risks?”, in The Economic Times, Oct 8, 2018
  • “Three ways to forecast the value of the rupee”, in The Financial Express, Sep 28, 2018
  • “Is the rupee overvalued or undervalued?”, in Mint, July 26, 2018
  • “Do higher interest rates lead to lower growth?”, in Mint, April 5, 2018
  • “Reducing the home bias in equity investments”, in Mint, Feb 15, 2018
  • “Accurate benchmarking of mutual funds”, in Mint, Jan 16, 2018
  • “If Keynes had designed India’s central bank”, in Mint on Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
  • “Time for a Reserve Bank of India dot plot”, in Mint, Sep 26, 2017
  • “Does a rate cut lead to a currency dip?”, in The Hindu Business Line, Aug 22, 2017
  • “Pluralism in monetary policy framework”, in Mint, July 31, 2017
  • “Young and the Restless”, on India’s demographic dividend, in The Economic Times, June 24, 2017
  • “The perils of a larger public sector”, in Mint, June 15, 2017
  • “The political economy of India’s bad bank”, in Mint, Mar 6, 2017
  • “Growth in the time of demonetisation”, in The Hindu Business Line, Mar 3, 2017
  • “Designing the bad bank of India”, in Mint, Feb 21, 2017
  • “Using Alternative Investment Fund regulations to start up India”, in Mint, Jan 23, 2017
  • “To Reap What You Lend” on demonetisation and banks, in The Economic Times, Dec 23, 2016
  • “Why a Dr. Dravid is important for cricket”, in The Hindu Business Line, April 13, 2017

Quotes in National and International Media

  • “Lessons For Mutual Fund Investors From 2018”, in Bloomberg Quint, Dec 29, 2018
  • “Weak Rupee Not Enough to Tip the Scale in Favour of India Exports”, in Bloomberg, July 20, 2018
  • “India Investors Should Watch Core Inflation, Analysts Say”, in Bloomberg, April 24, 2018
  • “India Central Bank Minutes Surprise With Tilt Toward Rate Hike”, in Bloomberg, April 20, 2018
  • “Frothy assets spark concerns as cash floods Indian markets”, in Bloomberg, Sep 18, 2017
  • “Split Within Central Bank Flags Flawed Inflation Model”, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Aug 7, 2017
  • “Private-sector, foreign banks see India opening”, in S&P Global Market Intelligence, Mar 1, 2017

Television Interview

  • Measuring Portfolio Performance: The Mutual Fund Show, Bloomberg Quint, May 16, 2018 (10K+ views)
  • News coverage: “How To Assess Mutual Fund Performance”, Bloomberg Quint, May 19, 2018

Industry Publications

  • “India’s technology opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people”, McKinsey Global Institute
  • “Role of innovation in achieving universal healthcare access”, McKinsey whitepaper, quoted by USAID