This book on “Accounting for Investments” is a pioneering work in demystifying the complex accounting mechanics associated with financial instruments – particularly the derivative instruments like options, futures, forwards and swaps.

Based on his hard-won experience in this field, the author Venkata Subramani has presented a thorough and insightful view of the investment accounting process through structured numerical examples which mirror the trade life cycle of the different financial instruments. The added advantage is that these examples are dovetailed to the US GAAP requirements.

This detailed step-by-step guidebook is an essential reading for anyone who seeks to have an end-to-end understanding of the investment accounting process. It is a ready-to-use comprehensive course-ware for any training program focused on investment accounting.

Consulting Actuary

Dr. K. Sriram is a Consulting Actuary Engaged in Employee Benefits Consulting Practice. He is also an Actuarial Consultant to Genpact, India which is the largest BPO [Business Process Outsourcing] company in India. In his role as the Actuarial Consultant to Genpact, Sriram has the over-sight responsibility for life insurance & pensions related actuarial work, which Genpact does for the US life insurance companies.

Before setting up his practice, Sriram was the Chief Actuary & Appointed Actuary of MetLife India Insurance Company at Bangalore. Overall he has about 15 years of experience in actuarial engagements related to life insurance and pensions.

Sriram is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Actuaries of India and an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He has a Masters Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore [IIMB] and has a Doctorate Degree in Management from the Bharathidasan University.

Sriram is a member of the Executive Council of the Institute of Actuaries of India [IAI] and is a member of the Financial Risk Management Advisory Group of IAI. He is also a Guest Faculty Member at IIM, Bangalore. He has published a number of papers in the areas of life insurance &Investments. He has authored a book on “Leasing, Hire Purchase & Factoring”.