ET Now Swadesh unveils 'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh'

Featuring experts from 13 mutual fund houses, the conclave will air on October 28, starting 10 am to 4 pm on ET Now Swadesh

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ET Now Swadesh unveils 'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh'

ET Now Swadesh has announced 'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh,' a financial fair aimed at empowering individuals to achieve financial freedom through Mutual Fund and modern methods of investment.

The 6-hour-long conclave on October 28, 2023, 10 am to 4 pm, will feature 19 experts from 13 mutual fund houses including HDFC MF, Kotak MF, BNP Paribas, Sundaram MF amongst others, engage in panel discussions, offering insights on Mutual Funds and SIPs.

“An embodiment of ET Now Swadesh’s brand ethos– ‘Badho Desh Ke Saath’, this exclusive initiative has been thoughtfully curated to cater to the investment preferences of diverse sections of society, including women, professionals, youth, and senior citizens, while emphasising Mutual Funds as a powerful tool for wealth creation,” said the company statement.

'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh' draws a metaphorical resemblance with the concept of a 'Mahakumbh,' where each investment strategy is infused with prosperity. This conclave will decode the essence of investment mantras and present them with mythological significance with themes such as ‘Kalpavriksha’, 'Gurukul', 'Nivesh Lakshmi’, 'Samriddhikaal', 'Akshayapatra', 'Amritkalash', and 'Nivesh Brahmastra’.

Nikunj Dalmia, Managing Editor, ET Now and ET Now Swadesh, said, “Over the past two years, ET Now Swadesh has spearheaded a financial empowerment revolution, impacting millions of Hindi-speaking viewers. By nurturing financial literacy and independence among ordinary citizens, 'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh' is a significant step towards furthering our mission of helping every discerning citizen to Rise with India. Through this initiative, we aspire to not only educate and motivate Indians to invest in Mutual Funds but also provide our viewers with the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain invaluable insights into the realm of mutual fund investing. I am confident that 'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh' will play a crucial role in empowering individuals to take control of their financial future and realise their financial aspirations.”

Bolstered by the editorial prowess of a team of seasoned financial and business journalists led by Nikunj Dalmia Managing Editor, ET Now and ET Now Swadesh and Kavita Thapliyal, Senior News Editor, ET Now Swadesh, 'Mutual Fund Mahakumbh' entails:

Kalpavriksha (10 am to 11 am): This segment explores changing investment patterns, covering traditional and modern options such as equity, commodities, mutual funds, and more. Panellists include industry leaders like Kalpen Parekh (MD, CEO, DSP MF), DP Singh (DMD, Joint CEO, SBI MF), Dhirendra Kumar (CEO, Value Research), Swarup Mohanty (CEO, Mirae Asset MF) and Anthony Herediya (CEO Mahindra Manulife, AMFI VC)

Nivesh Brahmastra (11 am to 12 pm): Delving into the multifaceted world of mutual funds, this segment discusses their evolution, adaptation during the pandemic, and success stories from 2020 to 2023. Panelists include Feroze Azeez (Deputy CEO, Anand Rathi Wealth) and Monika Halan (Author and Analyst), Sunil Subramanium (CEO, Sundaram MF) and Yogesh Patil (CIO, LIC MF).

Amritkalash (12 pm to 1 pm): Featuring industry experts, this segment focuses on equity and debt mutual funds, market capitalisations, and diverse fund categories. The panel includes Suresh Soni (CEO, Baroda BNP Paribas Mutual Fund), G Pradeepkumar (CEO, Union Mutual Fund) and Feroze Azeez (Deputy CEO, Anand Rathi Wealth).

Gurukul (1 pm - 2 pm): Adopting a dynamic "Hot Seat" format, this segment allows viewers to engage with industry experts Monika Halan (Author and Analyst ), Sanjay Shah (CMD, Prudent Corporate), Sunil Subramanium (CEO, Sundaram MF) and Laxmi Iyer (CEO, Investment Advisory Biz, Kotak Investment Advisors).

Akshaypatra (2 pm - 3 pm): Focused on making investing accessible, this segment highlights the potential of Systematic Investment Plans (SIP) over different timeframes, with insights from experts like Navneet Munot (MD and CEO, HDFC MF, AMFI Chairman), Nilesh Shah (MD and CEO Kotak MF), Swarup Mohanty (CEO, Mirae Asset AMC), Hemant Rustagi (CEO, Wiseinvest) and A.Balasubramanian (CEO and MD, ABSL MF)

SamriddhiKaal (3 pm - 3:30 pm): Empowering individuals of all ages and professions, this segment featuring Harshwardhan Roongta (CEO, Roongta Securities), discusses the relevance of Mutual Funds (MF) and Systematic Investment Plans (SIP) for wealth creation for youth, students, entrepreneurs and service class professionals in achieving their goals, whether it be travelling, education or retirement planning.

Nivesh Lakshmi (3:30 pm to 4 pm): Focusing on women's evolving investment behaviors, this segment features a panel discussion with Priti Rathi Gupta (Founder, LXME) and Laxmi Iyer (CEO, Investment Advisory Biz, Kotak Investment Advisors). It aims to empower women to take charge of their financial future.

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