National Conference on
Provident Fund in Equity Market The Role of Fund Manager

31 July, 2015, Shangri Las Eros Hotel, New Delhi

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As the Government has allowed investing at least 5% of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)'s incremental corpus in equity-related instruments, in the form of Exchange-Traded Funds (investment funds traded on stock exchanges) there will be a major boost to India’s Capital Market. The EPFO's incremental corpus is estimated to be around Rs 80,000 crore for fiscal year 2014-15. The investment pattern notified has suggested that 5-15 % investment in equity and related instruments, including exchange-traded funds, units of mutual funds regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, index funds and derivatives. However, the trade unions have been opposing such a move, fearing exposure to volatile and fluctuated stock market.
Provident fund is a very strong investment tool as part of retirement planning. However, one should not rely totally on the EPF as due to fixed returns, it does not allow to reap the benefits of the long-term growth in the market. Also, the corpus which one receives at the time of retirement may not be sufficient totally for the post-retirement life, considering manifold inflation. Further, the current Budget 2015-16 introduced an additional income tax deduction of Rs. 50,000/- for contribution to the New Pension Scheme (NPS) under Section 80CCD. NPS is investing 100% in corporate bond funds under the guidance of PFRDA. Other investment options should be explored to ensure complete fulfillment of the retirement goal. “Higher Potential But Higher Risk” indeed, the potential of stocks to give higher returns is the biggest selling point.
Therefore, Pension & Provident Fund with careful craftingcan play a very important role in economic development of a country as well as in the Indian Equity Markets. When both the investment attitudes as well as regulatory climate are good and encouraging them to increase their investment levels in equities, then there will be a huge impact on capital market and on the economy as a whole with as very high expectation of better returns and benefits to the employees.
Recognizing the intensity of these important issues, ASSOCHAM is organizing a National Conference on “Provident Fund in Equity Market The Role of Fund Manager” on 31st July, 2015 at New Delhi.
Key Issues To Be Discussed 
  • Overview of Provident Funds in India
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Investing PFs in Equity Market
  • Role of Government and its Initiative for Social Security
  • Role of Fund Managers/PE/VC in Investing for Better Returns
  • Major Changes in EPF/NPS and its Outcome
  • Role of EPFO/PFRDA For Protecting Interest of Workers, Employers & Stakeholders
Participant’s Profile  
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Fund Managers
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Banking/Financial Officials
  • Sr. Reps of Corporates/PSUs
  • HR /Admin Professional
  • Legal Advisors
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Company Secretaries
Considering the immense importance of this National Conference, ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite you to kindly participate as “Delegate” and set the tone and tenor of discussions in this conference.
We may also request your esteemed organization to avail limited Sponsorship Opportunities in this very important conference to enhance your brand visibility. (Details attached)

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: Rs. 4,500/- per participant including Service Tax (10% discount for two or more persons from the same organization)