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XLRI to host two-day finance symposium

In a first, event to be held virtually, with ‘Ripples of Covid in the Financial Services Industry’ as theme
The XLRI will hold the event on January 11 and 12 in a virtual mode.

Pinaki Majumdar   |   Jamshdepur   |   Published 10.12.20, 05:40 PM

The Finance Association of XLRI, FINAX, will host the 11th edition of GNOSIS-2020, the flagship national finance symposium on December 11 and 12, which will touch upon issues that have emerged during the pandemic. 

In a first, the event will be conducted virtually, in view of the pandemic. 

The theme for this year’s symposium is ‘Ripples of Covid in the Financial Services Industry’. 

The event will discuss these issues, and their influence on the future of the industry.

During its course, discussions will be held on topics including economic outlook of India in the new normal, evolution of investment decision-making strategies in a post-Covid  world, changes in lending practices of banks and government bodies and the emergence of technology and digitisation in the Banking Financial Services and Insurance sectors.

Former secretary of the Government of India Aruna Sharma, managing director of AXIS Bank  Amitabh Chaudhary, and Group Country Manager at Visa TR Ramachandran will be the keynote speakers.

Guest speakers for the event include chief operating officer of National Payments Corporation of India Praveena Rai, SoftBank India country head Manoj Kohli and CRISIL Ratings senior director Somasekhar Vemuri.

The event will also witness participation of students from B-Schools and corporate delegates from leading companies in the finance sector.

Panel discussions will be held on topics including ‘Lending Parameters: The Changing of Guard’, ‘Investment Metamorphosis: Changes in the World’, ‘The Dawn of Digital’ and ‘Economic Outlook: After the Dust Settles’. 

The panels will see participation from stalwarts from sectors including banking, fintech, and mutual funds.

FINAX XLRI was established in 1991 and for the past 29 years, it has strived continuously to help and motivate the students interested in and willing to specialise in the finance domain by conducting various workshops, conferences and live projects.

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