With the intention of making students aware about the stock-trading and capital-market, a guest lecture was held for the students of IMIB in which Mr. Raghunandan Patnaik was the lecturer for the session. The lecture started with the introduction to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He explained how financial well-being are an important factor for happiness, health and peace. Students were told about topics like financial planning, the role of SEBI, buying and selling of shares, mutual funds and investor grievance redressal mechanism. Investment strategies such as diversification and asset allocation were explained through suitable cases. He also discussed about the three important considerations for a financial product- Safety, Liquidity and Return. Further, he briefed about financial regulators and various components that constitute financial market such as security market, banking, insurance, pension and commodity derivatives.
Mr. Patnaik’s session was an interactive one, which helped to clear the doubts that popped-up in the minds of the young management students. Such sessions are often conducted in IMIB so that apart from the course studies, students get knowledge about the corporate world.