The Economic Times
26 April 2017
Voyage – Navigate 2017, the flagship event from Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company enters its 4th year. The event is aimed at empowering distribution partners, institutional investors and individuals to make more informed investment decisions across changing tides of market conditions
Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company’s annual distributor meet – Investment Voyage is a one of a kind conclave, where the change makers of today come together to shape our tomorrow.
A highly anticipated marquee event, Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company’s (BSLAMC) Investment Voyage aims to empower distribution partners, institutional investors and individuals to make more informed investment decisions across the changing tides of market conditions.
Over the last three years, Voyage has brought together 2400 participants from over 100 locations and esteemed panelists from 4 continents. A pioneering effort, it can well be said that BSLAMC Investment Voyage is one of the biggest distributor events in the mutual fund industry today.
The theme for BSLAMC Investment Voyage 2017 continues to reiterate the importance of the 3P’s — People, Process and Performance and the 3C’s — Clarity, Consistency and Commitment.
In order to delve further into the financial investing journey, Voyage 2017 will feature insightful discussions with domain experts, thought leaders, policy makers and eminent industry experts from India and overseas. The day’s proceedings also include panel discussions with BSLAMC fund managers and analysts on their insights on managing multiple funds across market cycles.
Last year, in its third edition, the event was broadly based on the theme “Navigating 2016”, which was all about getting a better understanding of what was happening in the global economy as well as in the domestic economy and what should be expected in 2016.
Speaking at the BSLAMC Investment Voyage 2016, A Balasubramanian, CEO, Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company, had said, “Since 2014, unprecedented developments have taken place. Commodity prices have fallen to an unimaginable level. Integration with the global economy has become so seamless that we continue to react positively or negatively as it suits. Despite such enhanced linkages, India continues to remain a big recipient of FDI flow into the country. Going forward our aim is to build a sustainable business model in mutual funds. I strongly believe that the mutual fund industry has a long way to go. We have created an array of funds in both, Fixed Income and Equity, which are time tested and have a proven track record. For instance, in Fixed Income, we have built a credible place for ourselves in managing both duration and credit funds. Birla Sun Life Dynamic Bond Fund and Birla Sun Life Medium Term Plan are the true examples in this space. Similarly in Equity we have created a place for ourselves in managing assets across market caps. We are also the first AMC to go for eKYC for onboarding of customers using Aadhar Card having end to end integration with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and KYC Registration Agency (KRA).”
In FY2017 BSLAMC ended the year with an all-time high AAUM of Rs.197,761 crores. CEO, A Balasubramanian says, “Our SIP book grew over 79% y-o-y growth with a healthy 14% overall contribution from B15 markets. I am extremely bullish about the growth of mutual funds both as an industry and a category over the coming years. Advisors and distribution partners will play a critical role in this journey of growth.”
“Timed at the start of the new FY, Voyage 2017 reinforces the importance of expert guidance to navigate the markets. It presents a platform for stakeholders from across the government, industry and investor fraternity to share perspectives that will shape our future,” he added.
An exclusive, invitation-only event, BSLAMC Investment Voyage – Navigate 2017 will be hosted on April 27 in Mumbai.
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the executives are in their personal capacity and should not be deemed or construed as views of Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund (BSLMF)/Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited (BSLAMC) or in nature of any advice or recommendation. The reader should take independent decisions and neither BSLMF/BSLAMC nor the executives, would be responsible or liable in any manner whatsoever.
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Dr. Pragnya RamGroup Executive President, Corporate Communications & CSRAditya Birla Management Corporation Private LimitedAditya Birla Centre, 1st Floor, 'C' WingS.K. Ahire Marg, WorliMumbai 400 030.
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