A year-long pending project finally took flight on Friday, September 22, 2017 when the Finance and Investment Cell, JMC was inaugurated. The Guest speakers for the event were Mr. Anil Advani, Prof. Madhu Vij, joined by Dr. Rekha Dayal (Head of Department, Commerce), Dr. Vibha Mathur and Dr. Amita Motwani (Faculty Advisor, FIC) as well as other teachers from the Commerce Department.
Mr. Anil Advani is the Promoter Director of a boutique investment banking company focused on the real-estate and hospitality verticals. An MBA graduate from Virginia Tech., USA, and an honors graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce and Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), he has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and currently advises various companies on development and expansion. Professor Madhu Vij is aProfessor at Faculty of Management Studies(FMS), University of Delhi and an expert in Financial and Management Accounting, International Financial Management, and Financial Decision analysis among others. She has several research papers published in her name and has spoken on finance in many national as well as international level seminars and conferences.
The inauguration ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp, followed by an introduction of the society and the guests by Dr. Vibha Mathur and a subsequent address to all members of the society by the founders of the Finance and Investment Cell, JMC. After speaking of their painstaking efforts to make this idea a reality and thanking all teachers involved in the process, they invited the guests for the day to take over from there.
Prof. Madhu Vij gave a brief address on the importance of a Finance and Investment Cell and lauded the students for taking this initiative. She spoke on the 2008 Financial crisis that shook the world, and economic reforms that have taken a toll on our economy. Mr. Anil Advani interacted with the students and encouraged them to start investing early in life. According to him, an investment of mere thousands can make anyone rich in crores after 30 years, under prevailing interest rates. He ardently spoke of his entry in the financial world and gave interesting examples to engage the audience. He recommended The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham to all the students and successfully piqued their interest in stock markets.
The inauguration ended with Professor Dr. Rekha Dayal, Head of Department, Commerce and Dr. Amita Motwani, the Faculty advisor extending their gratitude to the guests for gracing the ceremony and heartiest wishes to all members of the society, wishing for a productive year ahead. The society is expected to hold its first event very soon.