The inaugural ceremony of Finomenal 2015 was kick-started in the spirit with which the event was conceived. The MOC for the event Anisha introduced the guests followed by welcoming the students and faculty. The almighty was invoked by a song by Madhura and Priyanka.
The director spoke to the audience gathered about the need to strive to be the best. He had the audience in splits when he narrated a couple of anecdotes.
The Chief Guest for the function C. Vasudevan, (General Manager, BSE) spoke about the evolution of the securities market. Many years ago, transactions took 15 days to settle. Now BSE follows a T+2 settlement cycle. The chief guest encouraged the students to equip themselves with the changes in technology along with their understanding of the financial markets
Prof Madhu Veeraragahavan gave the students a glimpse of what to expect from Finomenal 2015. The Bloomberg Olympiad is hosting its first Olympiad championship in TAPMI. The theme of this year’s Finomenal is Inform, Influence and Invest. Prof. Madhu spoke about the need of inculcating ethics in students and practitioners. HE also spoke about the contribution of veterans like Jean Pharma, Markowitz, Fischer Black who made modern finance what it is today
The MOC welcomed the Bloomberg Champions from various B-schools. This was followed by the unwrapping of Pitch-Book of Bloomberg by the Chief Guest and the Director
The Fin Forum Convenor Mr. Solomon introduced to the audience the editorial board of TJEF(Tapmi Journal of Economics and Finance). The Chief dignitaries unwrapped the first TJEF to a thundering applause from the audience. The director was all praise to the students and the finance forum for coming up with such incredible initiatives.
The key note speaker of the day was Mr. Nitin Jaiswal of Bloomberg (Head Sales for ASEAN & South Asia). Mr Nitin spoke to students about the the 3 C’s in life
Creativity – He said that humans are creatures of habit. We always want to play safe. He encouraged students to think differently. He asked us not to follow the norm, but to challenge it. Only way that we can surge ahead is when we break the mould and think differently from others
Common Sense – Is this the best way to do it? Or is there some other way of doing things?
Communication – Effective communication is one of the hallmarks of successful leaders. We need to develop our ability not just to speak well, but also to listen effectively
After the keynote address, the TJEF inaugural cake cutting took place by the dignitaries on the stage.
The event was a grand success and it set the tone for many more happening things in store for Finomenal 2015