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Moneycontrol announces the first edition of ‘Wealth Creator Awards’

MediaInfoline November 16, 2018

Moneycontrol is set to host the first edition of the ‘Wealth Creator Awards’. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation will attend as the Chief Guest of the ceremony. The Wealth Creator Awards has been conceptualised with the aim to honour the companies, the people and the leaders behind creating this robust financial services sector that has kept the country on its feet even at the worst of times and enabled the nation to touch greater heights.

Moneycontrol has taken it upon themselves to bring together this momentous celebration to acknowledge high-achieving financial powerhouses who have made India an economically stable nation. What sets the Wealth Creator Awards apart is the property’s holistic approach that takes into consideration tangible performance-oriented achievements like claims settlement ratio and gross insurance premium along with the humane aspect of each nominee.


For the first edition of the awards, KPMG has come onboard as the Process Advisor and Evaluator and Acquist Marketing & Information Solutions Pvt Ltd. as the Research Partner, while moneycontrol’s internal team of experts have taken to assisting with devising award categories, drawing up the selection criteria.


Setting the tone for the evening, there will be a one on one session between Mr. Gaurav Choudhury, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol and the chief guest, Mr. Suresh Prabhu on the ‘Long term wealth creation strategy in India through investment into high quality businesses at par with the rise of the startup ecosystem and boosting entrepreneurship.’ Apart from the felicitation ceremony, there will also be a panel discussion on the ‘The NBFC crisis and its implications for the financial markets’, moderated by Ravi Krishnan, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol.


Commenting on the announcement of this award property, Mr. Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital, said “As India’s economy takes bold strides, marching confidently into a new world, so does its industries and services across the board. Crucial, however, to the overall health of the economy is its financial sector, contributing over 6% to the GDP. The financial sector, forms the backbone for the economy when it comes to creating wealth of not only the country, but also for its citizens. Through Wealth Creator Award, we applaud the world of finance and the people who make India the most financially stable economy to invest in. We strongly believe that strong financial fundamental is critical for a diverse economy like India to grow into a superpower.”


Commenting on the announcement of the Wealth Creator Award, Mr. Gautam Shelar, Business Head, moneycontrol said, “With a market of over 1.2bn people, the opportunities of India as a great investment destination and a financial powerhouse isn’t lost on anyone in the biggest global platforms. The respect it got in the recently concluded 49th Davos Summit is just a glimpse of the kind of authority that India as an economic superpower is likely to hold in the future. Creating that powerhouse with a rock solid base will mostly be thanks to its sound fiscal policies and financial structures. It is with that in mind moneycontrol, through the Wealth Creator Awards, aims to felicitate these pole bearers of financial services that have many-a-time set global best standards, forcing the biggest and the strongest around the world to sit up and take note of India.”


The winners were selected during a Grand Jury round that was held at 25 South: Bespoke homes by the Bay – a project by The Wadhwa Group and Hubtown, on 18th August 2018. The jury panel comprised Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC, Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, SBI, Rashesh Shah, Chairman & CEO, Edelweiss Capital, Ramesh Damani, Member, BSE, A Balasubramanian, CEO, Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, Bhargav Dasgupta, CEO, ICICI Lombard, Tarun Davda, Partner & Managing Director, Matrix Partners, Upasana Taku, Founder, Mobikwik, Rahul Joshi, CEO – News & Group Editor in Chief, Network18, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital and Santosh Nair, Editor, Moneycontrol. Some of the categories for the Wealth Creator Awards 2018 include Best Bank of the Year, Best Broking Firm of the Year and Social Impact Investment Firm of the Year.


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