13 Aug 2021 19:51 IST

Investor behaviour contributes the most to returns: Anil Chopra

Keep aside greed, fear, and irrationality, and follow the fundamental principles, says Bajaj Capital Dir

Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, virtually hosted Anil Chopra, Director, Bajaj Capital Group of Companies, to deliberate on the topic “Behavioural issues in Investing.” Chopra spoke about the key aspects of investment management and how investor behaviour contributes the most to returns.

Associated with a leading investment management firm, he gave valuable insights into investment management, outlining various aspects that go into building a good career in the lucrative investments space. He delivered a captivating speech full of anecdotes from his decades of experience.

Trading vs investing

Further elaborating, Chopra said, “If you can control your emotions and understand the basic market, you can not only invest for yourself but also guide others really well. One has to keep aside factors like greed, fear, and irrational thinking and has to follow the fundamental principles of investing. However, trading is quite different, as it involves taking risks with some portion of your total capital for maximum returns. The differentiating factor is that the trading is an element of speculation, whereas investing is a serious business as we do it for our future life goals.”

Delivering a vote of thanks to conclude the session, Dr GL Tayal, Dean, Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), said, “I can safely say that the returns in terms of investment we have made today were excellent. The way you spoke about the behavioural trait of greed, in terms of knowledge, there will be no negative returns.”