Here are some photographs from the Chennai investor meet on Nov. 1st, organised by Srinivasan Sundararaman of MoneyKare, Wealth Managers, and myself .
The event was partially sponsored by Sundaram Mutual AMC.
What started out as a 1 to 1.5 hour meet in my mind was realised into a full-fledged one-day meet by Srini. If the participants found the meet useful, the credit is entirely Srini's.
This was the agenda.
Mr. Mohsin Bijepuri was kind to enough to introduce the speakers and keep time.
The following photos were taken by Ramakrishna Sripathy who was kind enough to bring his camera to the meet.
Srini on the left. Pattu sitting down. On the right, in clock-wise direction, IFAs Sridevi Ganesh, Ganesh Ramamoorthy and Jayaraman Jeyakumar.
Welcome address by Srini.
Was delighted that Narendra Kondajji one of the first CFPs in the country and one of the most erudite persons in the financial services community attended the meet.
Vignesh Bhaskar. He set up the FB event page, invited several of his friends and helped with the registration along with Ramakrishna.
Mohsin Bijepuri and Srini
Muthu Krishnan (left). Dr. Sriraam Kalingarayar and tyroinvestor Krishna Kishore in the middle.
Krisha Kishore (looking at the camera). Ayyub Mohammed to his right. Guruprasad Bupathirajan to his left, Prasanth Prabhu and Prof. Subba Iyer. To the left of the video camera is Raj Kumar. Behind Ayyub is Nisith Baladevas.
Diagonally behind Krisna in the blue shirt is Balaji Swaminathan and his wife. To Balaji's right are Muthu Krishnan and Dr. Sriraam.
In the front row, Sridharan Venkatarajan (red shirt) is one of the first patrons of freefincal. He urged me to do the retirement calculator for the middle-aged employee.
Srikanth Meenakshi, director FundsIndia, speaking about technology enabled investment solutions.
This was shot by Ashok Kumar.
By the grace of god I was able to speak for two sessions without any discomfort.
Srini with S R Chandrashekar who spoke on taxation and answered several queries. This was the last session. I was so tired that I could barely keep my eyes open. Even then I could sense that it was a fantastic talk.
Can't name everyone. A few I can recall:
Ladies first. Left extreme: Dipali Gupta. Right Extreme: Sridevi Ganesh.
Next to Dipali, Mohsin Bijepuri, Jeyaraman Jayakumar, Thennarasu Narayanaswamy, Subba Iyer (green shirt).
To my right Sarath Kumar. To my left: Vignesh Bhaskar, Guruprasad Bupathirajan. Karan Kapasi is behind the two of them.
To the left of Guruprasad, Ayyub Mohammed. Prem Nath is behind the two of them.
To the left of Ayyb, my long-time friend Nirmal Thyagu, Krishna Kishore, Balaji Swaminathn (blue shirt).
Between (behind) Nirmal and krishna: Dr. Sriraam Kalingarayar
Between (behind) krishna and Balaji: Ramakrishan Sripathy.
Behind Balaji (right): Sailesh Nagar and Nishith Baladevas
Behind me (right): Prasanth Prabhu
Behind me (left): V Shankar (presented me a book with a lovely note which I will cherish)
From left to right:
1st: Apologies. Forgot your name. Kindly let me know
2: Vasudevan Parthasarathy who busted our stress with a delightful presentation.
4: Ashok Kumar
6: Muthu Krishnan (checked shirt)
7: S R Chandrashekar
8: Arvind Maharaj
9: Senthil Nathan
10: Ganesh Ramamoorthy.
Friends who left early: Raj Kumar and his friend. Sridharan Venkatarajan, Srikanth Meenakshi, Vidya Bala and Narendra Kondajji.
Note: This is a not-for-profit event. Srini presented the accounts at the end of the day. Taking into account the sponsors contribution, the registration fee and the expenses (hall, food, video) we had a grand surplus of Rs. 1500. This will be donated to an orphanage.
Srini and I would like to thank all the participants, speakers and Sundaram Mutual for making the event a grand success. Special thanks to those who travelled from Bangalore.
Investor meet in Bangalore:
Trying to put together a meet in Bangalore with the help of friends. Will keep you posted.