FinNicheThe Finance Club of IMT Ghaziabad
Professional clubs in any B-School provide its members and the rest of the student community alike a platform to showcase their mettle in technical and managerial skills. The same holds true for FinNiche – the finance club of IMT Ghaziabad that specializes in disseminating financial knowledge to the student community through competitions, financial conclaves and panel discussions. It acts as a guiding light for the students interested in the world of finance. We at FinNiche help our batch mates overcome their anxiety related to the various subjects by holding FinGyan sessions. Another pioneering endeavour of ours is the weekly magazine, FinXpress. It has an eclectic mix of sections ranging from company analysis, news & market of the week to quiz and humour.
FinNiche takes pride in organizing various inter B-school events and conclaves throughout the year which act as the perfect opportunity for the student community to interact with the top honchos of the financial world. They are also the perfect getaways from the mundane classroom teaching into a world where every minute spent is a new practical learning.
Finally, FinNiche provides to its members the liberating experience of exchanging ideas, deliberating on the various pressing issues facing the world and simply enhancing our knowledge manifolds. The urge to provide the finance student community with a one-stop destination for their needs during their stay at IMT, is what keeps us going.
FINGYAN (August and October 2013):
The FINGYAN session was conducted to help IMT students prepare for their Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Economics courses. Members of the club who were knowledgeable in these subjects guided the prep sessions by revising the syllabus and solving doubts and queries of students.
FinXpress is a weekly financial magazine published by FinNiche. The magazine has an “In Focus” section which extensively covers a burning issue affecting the financial sector. The “Opinion” section gives the writer’s view on new policies, financial regulations and changes in financial set up. Apart from these, the magazine also includes news, stock market information and key financial terms.
The club also frequently organises workshops to provide an opportunity to students to enhance their knowledge in the finance domain. In 2013, workshops on technical analysis, company valuation and excel basics were organised which saw active participation from the students. The club also assisted Bloomberg in organising a Bloomberg Aptitude Test, aimed at providing a platform for students to connect with financial employers worldwide.
Survivor: This is basically an icebreaker event specifically for the first year students organized in the month of August. This is an intra b-school event conducted in 2 days, first round is an online quiz round and second one is conducted in the college amongst selected teams. Survivor gets participation from approximately 120 students.
Riscon: Riscon is a Risk Management Conclave organised in the month of November. Our this event is an inter b-school event and receives participation from many colleges across India like ISB Hyderabad, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT Delhi, NMIMS Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Rohtak etc. Additionally, this event has proven to be one of the most successful knowledge sharing platforms for management students. RISCON’13 identified and obtained possible solutions to risks deeply associated with various aspects of the financial world. RISCON ’13 focused its attention on the risks and advantages associated with the various government reforms influencing the Indian economy. The theme for RISCON’13 is “Emerging Paradigms of India- Opportunities in Risk”. RISCON’14 was based on the divestment strategy of public sector. The key speakers for the event were:
• Sh. Sandeep Dash, Director(Finance), Planning Commission of India
• Mr. Sanjiv Bhasin, Ex-Capital Market Advisor, Deutsche Bank
• Mr. Sudipto Mundle, Member, 14th Finance Commission
• Shri Deepak Singhal, Regional Director, RBI
As part of the event, a case study competition “Encephalon” and a panel discussion are organised. One of the panel discussion included eminent panellists such as-
• Moderator: Mr. R.J. Massillammani, Ex-CEO, Titan & Faculty, IMT-G
• Mr. R.K. Sinha, Vice President, RvaluE Consulting
• Mr. Mohit Bhakuni, MD & CEO, Contify
• Mr. Hitesh Uppal, Chief Manager – Finance, Times Group
• Ms. Mary Chikkala, Member of British Council
Synctics: This was a case study competition based on Bandhan and IDFC.
ICICI- Pillars of Equity Investment: This is a certification course provided by ICICI Direct for both first year and second year students. The courses offered are Stock investing and Trading, Derivatives Strategies etc.
BSE Program: We organized an Investor Awareness Program in association with BSE. This was a short term program giving students insights of investing and an overview of different regulating authorities in the market.
Fingyaan Sessions: We at FinNiche help our batch mates overcome their anxiety related to the various subjects by holding FinGyan sessions. Members of the club who were knowledgeable in these subjects guided the prep sessions by revising the syllabus and solving doubts and queries of students. These sessions are conducted before end term and cover finance subjects like FRA, MAC and CF.
FinXpress: Another pioneering endeavour of ours is the weekly magazine, FinXpress. It has an eclectic mix of sections ranging from domestic news, international news, market of the week, term of the week, other important news etc.
FinOmena: This an inter b-school quarterly magazine. We call for articles depending upon the prevailing news and events in the market from various colleges.
SHORT TERM PROJECTS:
We called Finacue- a Research and Education based team in our college which provided paid live projects in Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Equity and Credit Research, International Finance, Analytics, Macro Economics etc.