As part of its 100th issue celebrations, ‘Moneylife’ magazine will present the ‘Reliance Mutual Fund-Moneylife Big Ideas Award’ in Mumbai on December 5, 2009. ‘Moneylife’, in association with Reliance Mutual Fund, has undertaken a unique initiative to identify outstanding talent through a high-profile essay contest among the 80-odd business schools in Mumbai and Pune.
The topic revolved around the rising prosperity, changing demographics and higher disposable incomes that are leading to a greater demand for financial products. With signs of growth and economic development, is the market infrastructure robust enough to handle this rise and safeguard investor interests?
To judge this initiative, the eminent jury comprised Anil Khandelwal, former Chairman, Bank of Baroda, (Jury Chairman); Jagan Mohan Rao, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India; Madhu Kela, Head, Equity Investments, Reliance Mutual Fund; Joseph Massey, Managing Director, MCX-SX; SG Kalia, Executive Director, Vijaya Bank; and Debashis Basu, Editor & Publisher, Moneylife magazine.
The top 17 entries were chosen from over 100 essays from business schools in the western region. The finalists included Anshika Malaviya (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies), Sanket Desai (Mumbai Business School), Sagar Kulkarni and Dhrushil Jhaveri (Welingkar Institute of Management), Alankar Garude, Utkarshraj Atmaram and Tanya Dhawan (SP Jain Institute of Management & Research), Nidhi Shah and Sanket D Chatwani (Sydenham Institute of Management Studies), Binod Anand (International School of Broadcasting and Journalism), Rakesh Sancheti, Aby Johnson and Venkataraman (Symboisis Institute), Sakshi Pariharas (Department of Management Sciences, Pune), Keval Gopalbhai Patel (Suryadatta Group of Institutes), Mrinal Somani (Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad), and Arpita Kar (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad).
The evening will see a panel discussion on the contest theme ‘Taking Financial Markets to the Masses’. The panellist will include Anil Khandelwal, Former Chairman, Bank of Baroda; Jagan Mohan Rao, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India; Madhusudan Kela, Head, Equity Investments, Reliance Mutual Fund; Madhu Kannan, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange; and Shailesh Haribhakti, founder partner, BDO Haribhakti.