‘Financial Markets – The road ahead’ was the theme of the seminar organized by VJIM, Hyderabad on 28th September, 2019. The aim of the seminar was to make participants aware of the latest trends and upcoming changes in the financial market. And there have been some mega changes indeed! The seminar had engaging discussions and brainstorming sessions with leading finance professionals from the country.
Mr. Ashwin Reddy, Investment Adviser and Founder, Samatva Investments, Mr. JK Jain, Founder, Square Adviser, and Mr. Gopal Krishnan, Director and Principal Consultant, Stabaka consulting were the experts, who explained the intricacies of Financial Markets to participants. They shared their own experiences to drive home their point with the audience.
Mr. Ashwin Reddy set the ball rolling by offering an overview of Equity Financing. He spoke of their origins during Roman era and explained their evolution over time. He then highlighted the significance of investments and how ordinary citizens can cope with inflation and recession by investing in Equity and other derivatives.
According to him, the process of investing involves gathering facts, building perspective and sensible decision making. “There is huge scope for equity investments in India. Students who want to make a career in the field should have objectivity, humility, wide knowledge and patience to grow big and be successful,” he offered his piece of advice.
Mr. JK Jain took the discussion further and explained the scale of derivatives market in India. He also spelt out the opportunities for students in the industry. “Every citizen in the country requires right financial planning to lead a healthy financial life,” he said. He then shed light on types of derivatives and other financial instruments people can invest in to good effect.
Mr. Gopal Krishnan was speaking from experience when he said that Indians look at gold and property investments as a safe bet compared to equities. “But research has shown that equal risk involved in any financial investments. There will be bubbles breaking after the period of boom in any sector,” he explained.
He also reminded the participants that index of equity investments has been growing for some time now. However he asserted that one should have the patience and presence of mind to decide the right time. Thus concluded the engaging seminar where students walked away with tips that can help them plan their financial lives in the long run.