Experts in finance provided insights into effective management of the crucial area in any organisation, during a day-long conclave, FINecture '12, organised by Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology–Tiruchi, recently.

The speakers constituting Chief General Manager of Securities and Exchange Board of India, Mumbai, D. Ravikumar; Director of Madras Stock Exchange Ltd (MSE), V.Nagappan; Vice-chairman, Keynote Corporate Services Ltd., B. Madhuprasad; and ex- Lehman Brothers employee and Founder, Innovation India Inc. Kamlesh Jain, broadened the students' understanding of the world financial crisis.

Mr. Ravikumar delivered a lecture on ‘Reforms in Capital Markets'. He wanted students to be familiar with regulatory aspects in the primary and secondary markets, and the various cues for the investors to take an informed decision in the Indian capital markets.

He explained the significance of SEBI in redemption of shares in the primary markets, referring to the scientific practices followed by the market regulator.

Drawing from his experience in stock markets since 1992, Mr. Nagappan, who handled a session on ‘Paper Gold Vs Physical Gold' from an investment perspective, dwelt on gold exchange traded funds and other aspects of gold as an investment product.

Mr. Madhuprasad spoke on ‘Equity Markets and Investor Participation' while Mr. Kamlesh Jain, provided an insider view on the financial crisis that hit Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, as a former employee.

The crisis altered the world of finance and fortunes of some of the countries, forever, he said. In his talk on ‘An Insider's story: The Global Financial Crisis', he brought to light how the bubble started and explained how some of the countries had shielded themselves from the crisis. He also threw light on the different financial contingencies to be taken care of by the countries.

N. Thamaraiselvan, associate professor and head, DoMS, said the event was held to build competencies of future finance managers, under the aegis of ‘Vithiya', the finance club of DoMS. According to Faculty Coordinator Senthil Arasu the event focussed on financial architecture providing deep insights into the world of finance.

  • Session on ‘Paper Gold Vs Physical Gold'

  • Regulatory practices of SEBI explained