CNBC India, Home Trade launch investor camps

CNBC India and Home Trade have launched investor camps across the country to enlighten retail investors on the basics of successful investing.

The series of camps, which will span 10 - 12 cities throughout India, kickstarted in Delhi today. According to the organisers, the camps will attempt to cut through the clutter of investment myths and financial fallacies to empower the average investor with tools and knowledge needed for wise money management. A panel of experts comprising Rajeev Vij, CEO, Templeton Investments, Sanjay Sachdev, MD, IDBI Principal, Dr Ajay Shah, Derivatives Research Head, among others, will discuss the different aspects of investing and investment research and analysis.

The panel will also boast CNBC India's anchors, Senthil Chengalvarayan and Udayan Mukherjee who will moderate the sessions. The speakers will delve into fundamental issues like risk and return, asset allocation, financial ratios, equity Vs debt, mutual funds, etc. and elaborate on how to use the knowledge to invest successfully. All presentations are to be followed by Q&A sessions with the audience.

The camps are purportedly the answer to a long standing demand from the channel's audiences across the nation. These camps will also set the pace for Home Trade to launch innovative consumer-centric financial products through continued interactions with retail investors. They are, according to a press release, part of Home Trade's objective to address specific challenges facing the retail investor.

According to Hiren Gada, Senior Vice President, Home Trade, "The investor camps are among the first of a range of financial experiences that Home Trade plans to introduce in the near future. Our alliance with CNBC India reflects our commitment to partner with the best to give the consumer the best".

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