Mumbai: The Finance Association at XLRI (FINAX) will be hosting the 8th Edition of its Annual Finance Symposium – GNOSIS 2017 in Mumbai on 11th November, 2017 at The St. Regis, Lower Parel. The keynote address of the conference will be given by Mr. Sunil Kakar, MD and CEO, IDFC Limited. The conference will also see two panel discussions and special guest sessions on trending topics in the finance domain besides the keynote address.
Keeping in mind the fast paced, rapid growth of new age finance companies and the growing importance of Financial Services in India, the theme for GNOSIS 2017 is ‘Financial Services in India – The Road Ahead’.
The symposium is hosted by XLRI every year to promote a platform for academia to connect and interact with industry stalwarts, top level executives and regulators to discuss their views on current financial happenings and issues that would be the next big catalysts in re-shaping the Indian Financial System. The 7th year of the symposium, GNOSIS’16 witnessed participation by 200+ student delegates from top B-Schools and corporate delegates from leading companies in banking and financial services sector.
The 8th edition this year promises to be bigger and better with industry leaders from top companies slated to participate in the conference. The conference will see two panel discussions. The first panel discussion on “Understanding India’s Twin Balance Sheet Problem: Challenges and the way forward’’ will feature industry leaders like Mr. Hitendra Dave (MD and Head of Global Banking and Markets for India, HSBC); Mr. Ananth Narayan (MD & Regional Head of Financial Markets, ASEAN & South Asia, Mr. Madan Sabnavis (Chief Economist, CARE Ratings) and Mr. Jayesh Mehta (MD and Treasurer, BAML).
The second panel discussion on ‘Investment Banking in India : Sustaining growth in the face of market forces and regulatory hurdles’ would see Mr. Atul Mehra (MD and Co-CEO, JM Financial Services) , Mr. Rajiv Baruah (MD and Head of Fixed Income, Credit Suisse India) and Mr. Raj Kataria discuss the current issues facing the Investment Banking industry. The conference will also see special guest sessions by Mr Nikhil Kamath- Co-Founder and Head of Trading, Zerodha and Ms Kunda Jadhav, India Head- IB and Wealth Inv Mgmt Operations, Barclays Shared Services.