BSE IPF organises first physical Investors’ Awareness Program in association with SEBI, Ministry of Finance and CDSL

This is the first of 100 programs planned to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence and promote Investor Awareness and Education to achieve financial independence.

Oct 19, 2021 01:10 IST India Infoline News Service

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BSE Investors Protection Fund (BSE IPF) in co-ordination with SEBI and CDSL and under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance conducted first physical seminar on Investor Awareness at Chennai on October 16, 2021, under the  “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”  series. This is the first of 100 programs planned to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence and promote Investor Awareness and Education to achieve financial independence.

G. Mahalingam, Whole Time Director (WTM) SEBI was the Chief Guest at the program where Shri N. Hariharan, CGM SEBI, Shri B. Rajendran, Regional Director,  SRO SEBI, CS Shri Khushro Bulsara, Head - BSE IPF and Shri. Yogesh Kundnani, Vice President, CDSL were the other dignitaries who spoke at the event. Since the program was conducted with a limited number of investors physically present to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines issued by the authorities, it was also streamed LIVE on YouTube.

At the event, Shri Mahalingam also launched a special initiative by BSE IPF and Ms Priya Agarwal of Vibgyor Education on website www.pledgecertificate.com where investors in India and all over the world, can create personalised Certificate of Pledge by adopting qualities of a prudent investor and pledge to achieve financial independence. Already, over 11,000 investors have created their own Pledge Certificates and are sharing on various social media.

Speaking at the event, Shri G. Mahalingam, WTM SEBI, said “Investors should observe maximum due diligence while investing in stock market and should not be carried away by the stories of unrealistic gains being made by someone else. One should invest by taking into consideration his/her own risk appetite and before investing in market should invest time in studying the fundamentals. A rule of thumb for having exposure in the equity market is to subtract one’s age from 100 and invest that percentage amount in the equity market and balance in diversified asset classes.”

Khushro Bulsara, Head- BSE IPF said “SEBI has in recent times introduced various measures such as e-KYC for opening of trading and demat accounts, pledge mechanism of securities for margin, interoperability amongst Clearing Corporations, shortening the period for blocking of investors funds from 6 to 4 days in IPOs etc., that has resulted in large number of investors entering the capital market and taking India’s market capitalisation to the 5th largest in the world.”

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