Investor behaviour contributes the most to returns: Anil Chopra, Bajaj Capital

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ISBF DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

New Delhi, August 13, 2021:  Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), an affiliate teaching centre of University of London and one of the five featured teaching institutions of London School of Economics (LSE), invited Mr. Anil Chopra, Director, Bajaj Capital Group of Companies to speak on‘Behavioral issues in Investing”, as part of ISBF’s Distinguished Public Lecture Series (DPLS). Mr. Chopra, while addressing students, deliberated on the key aspects of investment management and how “Investor behaviour contributes the most to returns”.

Mr. Chopra was virtually addressing an audience of students from various schools across the country. Being associated with one of the country’s leading investment management firms, he gave valuable insights into investment management which was welcomed by the participants of DPLS. Outlining various aspects that go into building a good career in the lucrative investments space, he delivered a captivating speech full of anecdotes from his decades of experience.

Further elaborating on his thoughts Mr. Anil Choprasaid, “If you can control your emotions and understand the basic market, you can not only invest for yourself but also guide others really well”.   

“One has to keep aside factors like greed, fear and irrational thinking and has to follow the fundamental principles of investing. However, trading is quite different, as it involves taking risks with some portion of your total capital for maximum returns. The differentiating factor is that the trading is an element of speculation, whereas investing is a serious business as we do it for our future life goals ”

Delivering a vote of thanks to conclude the session, Dr. G.L. Tayal, Dean, Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), said, “I can safely say that the returns in terms of investment we have made today were excellent. The way you spoke about the behavioural trait of greed, in terms of knowledge, there will be no negative returns”.

The eighth edition of DPLS received close to 150 registrations from various schools across the country, namely Yuvabharti Public School, Hyderabad Public School, Inventure Academy, etc. The ISBF Distinguished Public Lectures Series has, over the years, seen several academicians, industry stalwarts and thought leaders addressing students on burning concerns around economics, finance and management. Among them have been including Mark Runacres, former Deputy British High Commissioner to India; Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Dr Pronab Sen, Former (and first) Chief Statistician of India; Dr Abhijit Sen, Former Member of the Planning Commission; Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India, among others.

About ISBF

ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Through its partnerships with global giants like University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Kingston University, and its expert and highly committed group of faculty members, ISBF ensures that students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education which is relevant to local needs.

On the programmes offered with LSE and University of London, there is complete parity of both curriculum and assessment standards between students of ISBF and LSE in London, and all graduates receive the globally renowned University of London degree. As these programmes are in the areas of Economics, Business & Management and Accounting & Finance, for which LSE is ranked 5th, 10th and 4th in the world respectively (QS 2020), this means that Indian students can not only access a global top 10 undergraduate education, but they can also do so at about one-fourth the cost of obtaining the same education in London.

Starting from the academic session 2020-2021, ISBF has also partnered with Kingston Business School, Kingston University, London, to offer their BSc (Hons) Business Management programme. Students of this programme complete their first two years at ISBF, studying the KU curriculum, and then necessarily move to Kingston University for third year, thus graduating in London at less than half the cost (relative to pursuing all 3 years in London). They are eligible to receive the 2-year post study work visa, as well as other work and visa related benefits available to international students, which makes it much easier for them to launch a career in London. The programme also offers an optional year-long internship anywhere in the world.

For detailed information, you can visit – https://www.isbf.edu.in/