Finomenal 2014 - Annual Finance Conclave
With great enthusiasm and high energy levels, Finomenal 2014, the annual finance conclave was declared open at T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal on 30th August 2014.
Finomenal 2014 was conceptualized in order to bridge the gap between the corporate finance world and the education being imparted at B-Schools. The sole objective of the event was to get industry experts to interact with the students of TAPMI, thereby allowing a seamless flow of ideas and insights. Finomenal 2014 focused on "Financial Innovation: Sustainability Vs Vulnerability". The conclave was inaugurated by Dr. Prabhakar Patil, Jt. Director of SEBI. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Nayan Mehta, CFO - Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), who inaugurated the finance lab.
It further created a huge buzz in industry and education circles as TAPMI unveiled the "TAPMI FINANCE LAB", a state-of-the-art lab made in association with Bloomberg India. The finance lab is a first of its kind in India and is expected to make the learning process at the institute to reach newer heights and herald a new era of financial innovation.
Some of the other attractions from the conclave were the guest lecture and panel discussions delivered by more than 20 stalwarts from the industry belonging to organizations like, Bombay Stock Exchange, S&P Capital IQ, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Dr Reddy's Laboratory, Anand Rathi, Bloomberg India etc. The conclave also saw the launch of Samnidhy - A student managed Investment Fund (SMIF), which is a one of its kind initiative to manage real time money and make profits through mutual fund investments.
There were various student activities that were also organized during the two day event, namely Concall and Novinathat were judged by guests and academicians from TAPMI.
With notable guests hailing from the financial domain, the conclave aimed to provide a conglomeration of the best financial minds of the country to give a better perspective to the students about the financial world. The two day conclave came to an end on 31st August 2014 with the closing ceremony attended by students, faculty and the esteemed guests.