about the event

With the Indian mutual fund industry turning 36 and getting ready to touch the 40 trillion INR mark, this is a good time to assess the journey so far and look at what lies ahead.

Through the Summit, Moneycontrol, India’s largest financial news platform and the flagship digital platform of the Network18 group, aims to raise vital issues, trigger conversations, encourage debate, and share knowledge from some of the industry's marquee leaders, chief executive officers and fund managers. A series of conversations and panel discussions would deliberate on the challenges and opportunities before the Indian mutual fund industry as it aspires to go from 40 trillion INR to 100 trillion INR over the next five years.

Retail investors will be the centrepiece of the Summit, seeking solutions to safeguard their interests, protect their investments, and encourage more of them to invest in mutual funds to secure their future. With new fund houses setting up shops in India and more are set to follow, the sessions will focus on what they bring to the table for the retail investor and how they aim to differentiate themselves from their larger, well-established peers.


Kayezad E. Adajania
Asst. Executive Editor-Personal Finance, Editorial and Content, Moneycontrol
Mahalakshmi Narayanaswamy
Senior Consulting Editor, Moneycontrol


Usha Thorat
Chairperson of the SEBI Mutual Funds Advisory Committee & Former RBI Deputy Governor
Ananta Barua
Whole Time Member, SEBI
Navneet Munot
MD and CEO, HDFC AMC Limited
Nilesh Shah
MD, Kotak AMC Limited
Radhika Gupta
MD & CEO, Edelweiss AMC Limited
Neil Parikh
CEO, PPFAS Mutual Fund
Kalpen Parekh
MD & CEO, DSP Mutual Fund
Pranjal Kamra
Financial Influencer
Ajit Menon
Anoop Bhaskar
Head, Equity, IDFC MF
G Pradeep Kumar
CEO, Union AMC
Harsh Roongta
Founder - Fee Only Investment Advisor LLP, Chairperson – Association of Registered Investment Adviser (ARIA)
Neelesh Surana
CIO, Equity, Mirae Asset MF
R. Srinivasan
Head, Equity, SBI MF
Rajiv Shastri
Associate Director & CEO, NJ MF
Sankaran Naren
CIO, ICICI Prudential MF
Sreekanth Nadella
MD & CEO, KFin Technologies,
Sonu Sood
Vikas Khanna
Michelin Star Chef
Krishna Kanhaiya
CEO, Mirae Asset
Sundeep Sikka
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Nippon Life India Asset Management


Time Agenda
3:30 PM Registrations & Networking
4.10 pm Welcome address
4:15 PM Keynote Address by Chief Guest
Ananta Barua, Whole Time Member, SEBI
4:25 PM Keynote Address by Guest of Honour
Usha Thorat, Chairperson of the SEBI Mutual Funds Advisory Committee & Former RBI Deputy Governor
4:40 PM Panel discussion - The CEO panel
Theme: From Rs 40 trillion to Rs 100 trillion. Opportunities and challenges:
5:20 PM Panel discussion - The advisor’s panel
Theme: Financial influencers: Democratisation or dilution of advice
6.00 pm Fireside Chat
Krishna Kanhaiya, CEO, Mirae Asset Financial Services speaks to P Karunya Rao, Editor, Moneycontrol on Loans against Mutual Funds
6:15 PM Fireside Chat
Actor Sonu Sood speaks to Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, Editor Moneycontrol on Investing in Giving Back
6:45 PM Tea/Coffee Break
7:00 PM Panel discussion: The CIO panel
Theme: Maximising Alpha – Can Active funds truly deliver superior returns?
7:30 PM Panel discussion: New fund houses
New Fund Houses, really? New fund houses have to overcome a challenge of differentiation and scalability.
8.05 PM Investing in a Billion Aspirations by
Michelin Star Chef, Author, Restaurateur, Filmmaker & Humanitarian Vikas Khanna
8:35 PM Closing Ceremony followed by Cocktails & Dinner



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