Roundup: India Investment Conference — The Road Ahead for India and Emerging Economies
At the Fourth Annual India Investment Conference, held in Mumbai on 17 January, close to 300 attendees gathered to hear experts discuss The Road Ahead for India and Emerging Economies. This year’s conference focused on discussing the current global macro environment and its specific impact on India.
The day began with remarks from Paul Smith, CFA, managing director, Asia Pacific for CFA Institute. Smith conveyed CFA members’ general optimism on India’s domestic economy and equity market in the coming year and announced plans to open the first CFA Institute office in Mumbai in 3–6 months’ time. Smith also emphasized the importance of building and preserving investors’ trust in order to mobilize the capital required for growth.
Different sessions at the event explored different views on the tapering of quantitative easing in the United States, specified challenges and key factors in sustaining economic growth in India, predicted future trends of the rupee, highlighted how the global energy landscape is affecting local oil prices, and issued a wake-up call for practitioners regarding ethical issues facing finance industry.
Here are write-ups, photos, and social media highlights from the conference. For more details, look for forthcoming coverage on this blog.