NCAER Webinar on Issues facing small investors and what can they hope for from Budget 22-23
January 21, 2022
A webinar on Issues facing small investors and what can they hope for from Budget 2022-23 was be held virtually on Friday, January 21, 2022 with Mr Nilesh Shah, Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd and Mr N S Venkatesh, Chief Executive, Association of Mutual Funds in India. The discussion was moderated by Ms Mythili Bhusnurmath, Senior Adviser, NCAER. The webinar is part of the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) monthly webinar series. NCAER established the IEPF Chair Unit in 2020, with funding from the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. NCAER’s IEPF Chair Unit conducts research on contemporary issues related to investor education and protection, and an analysis of related economic, legal and regulatory issues.

    
Know Your Regulator Series | ‘Mr Navreet Singh Kang, Chairperson of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), Punjab
November 25, 2021
The IEPF Research Chair Unit at NCAER under the leadership of Dr K.P. Krishnan, collaborated with the State Capacity Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), the Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR), and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), for this talk series titled: ‘Know Your Regulator’. This episode of the series featured Navreet Singh Kang, Chairperson of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), Punjab, in conversation with Dr KP Krishnan, IEPF Chair Professor in Regulatory Economics, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Ms Arkaja Singh, Fellow, State Capacity Initiative, Centre for Policy Research. Dr Abha Yadav, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Director of the Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR) Centre at IICA delivered the welcome note.


Investor Education and Awareness for strengthening Financial Inclusion
October 27, 2021
The IEPF Research Chair Unit, NCAER, hosted this webinar as part of the Government of India’s initiative, the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. The webinar focussed on ways to strengthen financial inclusion using investor awareness and education. Financial inclusion is a key enabler of the developmental goals envisaged under SDG 2030, its agenda for implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The session was held virtually.

    
Know Your Regulator Series | ‘Know your Regulator’: Ms Rita Teaotia, Chairperson of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
October 21, 2021
The IEPF Unit, NCAER in collaboration with The State Capacity Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), the Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR), and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) organised this talk in the Know Your Regulator Series. The talk featured Ms Rita Teaotia, Chairperson of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in conversation with Dr Mekhala Krishnamurty, Senior Fellow, CPR and Director of the State Capacity Initiative and Dr. Abha Yadav, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Director of the Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR) Centre at IICA. Dr KP Krishnan, IEPF Chair Professor in Regulatory Economics, NCAER delivered the introductory remarks.


Know Your Regulator Series | Why you should ‘Know your Regulator’?
September 15, 2021
The IEPF Unit, NCAER in collaboration with The State Capacity Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), the Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR), and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) organised this first event of the Know Your Regulator Series. The talk featured Dr M. S. Sahoo, Chairperson, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) and Honorary Chairperson, Forum of Indian Regulators (FOIR) in conversation with Dr KP Krishnan, IEPF Chair Professor in Regulatory Economics, NCAER and Dr Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow, CPR and Director, State Capacity Initiative. The session, held virtually, is the curtain raiser to a series of sessions that will follow.


Fourth & Fifth Workshop | Investor Education and Protection in India's Banking Sector
June 21, 2021
In continuation of this series of workshops on investor education in the financial sector, the fourth and fifth workshops were held on two consecutive days. Organised by NCAER’s newly established Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit , the workshop series was inaugurated on December 16, 2020 with a keynote address by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, followed by three workshops on the securities, insurance, and pension fund markets. The National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE) 2020-25 which recognizes the unique challenges of creating a financially aware and empowered India, and the need for convergence of efforts by multiple stakeholders that regulate and manage India’s financial resources forms the basis of this initiative.

     
Third Workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
February 17, 2021
NCAER’s newly established Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit’s hosted the third of the series of five workshops on Investor Education and Protection. This workshop, focusing on the National Pension System was held virtually.


Second Workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
January 20, 2021
NCAER’s newly established Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit’s hosted second of the series of five workshops on Investor Education and Protection with financial regulators. This session, focusing on insurance sector, was held virtually and was attend by over 40 participants.


First workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
December 28, 2020
NCAER’s newly established Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Chair Unit’s organized the first of its series of five workshops on Investor Education and Protection with financial regulators. This session, focusing on the securities markets, was held virtually and was attended by more than 60 participants.

     
Inaugural workshop | Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action
December 16, 2020
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Microscope Report on Financial Inclusion ranks India as one of the most conducive countries for financial inclusion. This was made achievable by India’s commitment under the 2014 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana that expands financial services to every unbanked household, especially to the poor and the underprivileged.