Over 510 delegates comprising investment heads, top mutual fund perofessionals, IFAs, wealth management heads, participated in the seventh edition of Cafemutual Confluence 2018 event held in at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai yesterday.
Themed ‘The Next Big Leap’, the event was attended by some of the eminent speakers from India and abroad.
Alex Birkin, EY Partner, Global Advisory Leader - Wealth and Asset Management helped decode the impact of AI on investment management business.
Keeping with the theme, a panel discussion was conducted on ‘The Next Big Leap' in which leading CEOs deliberated on what could be the next game-changing innovation for the industry. The panelists included G. Pradeepkumar, CEO, Union MF, Kailash Kulkarni, CEO, L&T MF, Sunil Subramaniam, MD & CEO, Sundaram MF, and Nimesh Shah, MD & CEO, ICICI Prudential MF. The panel was moderated by Nikunj Dalmia, Managing Editor, ETNOW.
Equities being the ‘hot’ asset class we had top equity fund managers Prashant Jain, ED & CIO, HDFC MF, Anoop Bhaskar, CIO, IDFC MF, Navneet Munot, CIO, SBI MF, Vetri Subramaniam, Head-Equities, UTI MF and Rahul Baijal, Fund Manager (Equity), Sundaram MF tackling key equity market topics in their sessions.
R Sivakumar, Head - Fixed Income, Axis MF talked about the dislocation in fixed income markets through an hilarious presentation. However, his message was clear that duration was dead at the moment.
Noted journalist, Gautam Chikermane, Observor Research Foundation evaluated market's relation with elections His conclusion was that India's economy would continue to grow regardless of the political party/coalition that cdme to power in 2019.
A panel comprising sales heads of AMCs, advisors and top distributors highlighted the key trends in distribution. Faisal H Rahman, Product Head, Mutual Fund, Coin, Zerodha, Nitin Vyakaranam, CEO & Founder, Arthyantra, Mohit Bhatia, Head of Sales & Marketing, Canara Robeco MF, Suraj Kaeley, Group President - Sales & Marketing, UTI MF and Suresh Sadagopan, Founder, Ladder7 Financial Advisories came to an consensus that the need of the hour was a customer first technology backed approach.
Ashish Patil, Business & Creative head at Y Films (Yash Raj Films) shared insights on how to target millennials based on his experience in producing youth centric content for the YRF banner.
Distinguished professor, Nitin Kumar from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad shared his insights on mutual fund competition, managerial skill, and alpha persistence in an engaging session.
To commemorate the 25 years of private mutual fund milestone we gave Game changers awards to the eminent personalities who changed the face of MF business. For the first time, we also awarded wealth creator awards to top performing schemes over the long term.
The event was supported by Sundaram Mutual (title partner), UTI MF (platinum partner) and Axis MF, Canara Robeco MF and Mahindra MF (gold partners). HDFC MF, IDFC MF, Union MF and SBI MF were the silver partners. Value Research was the knowledge partner, CAMS Technology partner and ET Now and were the media partners.
The videos, photographs and presentations of speakers will be uploaded soon on www.cafemutualevents.com.