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   Date: 7 July 2022, Thursday

   Time: 4-5 pm GST

The impact of inflation may appear insignificant in the short term, but over years and decades, inflation can drastically erode the purchasing power of savings and investments. With the rising price of commodities coupled with higher interest rates, can investing in commodities help hedge against inflation?

Historically, it is proven that sustained high crude price levels resulted in increased prices of goods and services and never readjusted to pre-high price levels. The question we would like to answer is - “Can Inflation be tamed”? 

Discussion topics include

      ■ Introduction to inflation, interest rates and cause of a decade high inflation
      ■ Rising inflation affecting asset class 
      ■ Effect of rising interest rate on global economy

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Guest Speaker

Joseph Graham
Managing Director

Lord Abbett

Joseph Graham leads the efforts of Lord Abbett’s Investment Strategist team. Mr. Graham currently has a focus on high grade and multi-sector fixed income, including convertibles, but also has an extensive background in quantitative tools and equity portfolio management. Mr. Graham joined Lord Abbett in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Founder and CIO of two quantitative hedge funds: Hudson View Capital Management and Route 3 Capital; an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Millennium Partners and at Liberty View Capital Management; and an Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Keegan. He has been in the financial services industry since 1999. Mr. Graham earned a BS in finance and philosophy Summa Cum Laude from Washington University and an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a holder of the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.


Guest Speaker

Atul Penkar
Senior Fund Manager

Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd.

Atul manages equity investments at Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC’s International business. With over 17 years of experience in Equity Research and Fund Management. He is currently responsible for managing India dedicated funds. Atul has been with Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC since 2006, where he started as a Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Prior to moving to International investments, he was responsible for managing multiple onshore thematic and diversified equity strategies. His equity research expertise in Indian markets is across Information Technology, Infrastructure, Telecom, Auto and Media. Prior to joining ABSLAMC, he has worked as an equity analyst at various reputable organizations and his last stint was with Emkay Global Financial Services Limited as Senior Analyst. Atul holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering & Masters in Management Studies

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Neelam Verma
Head of Investments

Continental Group

Neelam is a seasoned Finance and Banking Professional with over 20+ years of experience across Investments , Private Banking & Wealth Management ,Corporate & Commercial Banking, Real Estate Finance, Retail Banking and Islamic Banking across India and  UAE.  She holds an MBA - Finance degree from New Hampshire University, USA, is an Advanced Strategic Management expert from IIM, Ahmedabad and holds a Mini MBA from Harvard Business School. She is also a Certified Wealth Manager from American Academy of Financial Management, USA  & ICWM from CISI UK

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Anselm Mendes
Executive Director

Continental Group

Anselm Mendes is the Executive Director, Sales and Technology, at the Continental Group, In a career spanning over 20 years, Anselm has held roles in sales, marketing, corporate communications, advertising, and business development. Following stints with TATA AIG Life Insurance, Zee Network and the Hinduja Group in India, Anselm began his journey with the Continental Group as the Head of Marketing in 2007, before rising through the ranks to become the Executive Director, in 2018. A lifelong learner, Anselm earned a certificate from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management in 2018 in the area of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and is a proud member of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Anselm is also a member of the Advisory Board of the CMO Council for the MENA region.

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