Investor behaviour contributes the most to returns: Anil Chopra, Bajaj Capital

New Delhi:  Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), an affiliate teaching centre of University of London and one of the five featured teaching institutions of London School of Economics (LSE), invited Mr. Anil Chopra, Director, Bajaj Capital Group of Companies to speak on ‘Behavioral issues in Investing”, as part of ISBF’s Distinguished Public Lecture Series (DPLS). Mr. Chopra, while addressing students, deliberated on the key aspects of investment management and how “Investor behaviour contributes the most to returns”.

Mr. Chopra was virtually addressing an audience of students from various schools across the country. Being associated with one of the country’s leading investment management firms, he gave valuable insights into investment management which was welcomed by the participants of DPLS. Outlining various aspects that go into building a good career in the lucrative investments space, he delivered a captivating speech full of anecdotes from his decades of experience.

Further elaborating on his thoughts Mr. Anil Chopra said, “If you can control your emotions and understand the basic market, you can not only invest for yourself but also guide others really well”.

“One has to keep aside factors like greed, fear and irrational thinking and has to follow the fundamental principles of investing. However, trading is quite different, as it involves taking risks with some portion of your total capital for maximum returns. The differentiating factor is that the trading is an element of speculation, whereas investing is a serious business as we do it for our future life goals ”

Delivering a vote of thanks to conclude the session, Dr. G.L. Tayal, Dean, Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), said, “I can safely say that the returns in terms of investment we have made today were excellent. The way you spoke about the behavioural trait of greed, in terms of knowledge, there will be no negative returns”.

The eighth edition of DPLS received close to 150 registrations from various schools across the country, namely Yuvabharti Public School, Hyderabad Public School, Inventure Academy, etc. The ISBF Distinguished Public Lectures Series has, over the years, seen several academicians, industry stalwarts and thought leaders addressing students on burning concerns around economics, finance and management. Among them have been including Mark Runacres, former Deputy British High Commissioner to India; Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Dr Pronab Sen, Former (and first) Chief Statistician of India; Dr Abhijit Sen, Former Member of the Planning Commission; Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India, among others.