Cirium LIVE Virtual Seminar
On-demand (Live date: August 25, 2021)

India Briefing – Aviation Finance & Investment


Join guest speakers from IFSCA (International Financial Services Centres Authority) and aircraft valuation experts from Ascend by Cirium in this briefing that explores opportunities in financing and investments within the Indian aviation sector.

Dipesh Shah, Head Development & International Relations, IFSCA, will deliver a keynote on the regulator’s vision to serve as an international financial platform and the benefits of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT). Ashutosh Sharma, General Manager, IFSCA, will share more details on India’s aircraft leasing initiative.

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy and Thomas Kaplan, Valuations Consultant, ISTAT Appraiser at Ascend by Cirium, will provide insights to the world of aviation finance and leasing, and discuss aviation asset values and factors influencing value and risks.


Welcome & Opening

Keynote Address

Aircraft Leasing in India

Aircraft as an Asset Class

  • Why invest?
  • Factors that influence value
  • Ascend Leasing Returns Index

Valuations Basics

  • Definitions and methodology
  • Values Volatility and risk

Q&A Session


Dipesh Shah – Head Development & International Relations, IFSCA
Ashutosh Sharma – General Manager, IFSCA
Rob Morris – Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium
Thomas Kaplan – Valuations Consultant, ISTAT Appraiser, Ascend by Cirium

Moderator: Varun Keskar – Business Development Manager, Cirium

Presenters and Moderator

Rob Morris of CiriumThomas Kaplan Senior Valuations Analyst, ISTAT Appraiser
Dipesh Shah –Head Development and International Relations, IFSCAAshutosh Sharma – General Manager, IFSCARob Morris – Global Head of Consultancy, Ascend by CiriumThomas Kaplan – Valuations Consultant, ISTAT Appraiser, Ascend by CiriumVarun Keskar – Business Development Manager, Cirium
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