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Emphasising the importance of investment, financial investment advisors suggested that students must start investing at a young age. “Starting from your first paycheck, at least 20 % of your monthly salary must be directed towards investment”, says Rowena Dsouza, Chartered Accountant (CA) at Ernst and Young.
 
On Wednesday, 31 March 2021, St Agnes College (Autonomous) in association with Mangalore University Commerce Teachers Association (MUCTA) and Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has organised the art of financial management and the awareness in financial markets.
 
“Be disciplined, be consistent, and be informed of investment and start investment right from a young age” Rowena Dsouza, CA, at the ‘Investor Awareness Programme’.
 
Citing the ongoing 2020 pandemic where many lost their job, Rowena said that many suffered from loss of income and lively hood. “Indeed it has been a very stressful year for all of us. Only those who were at the habit of saving from a very early age sustained,” she added.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Sr Dr M Venissa A C highlighted the importance of financial literacy.
 
At the event, other resource persons included Manoj Louis, General Secretary of MUCTA, Naveen Julian Rego, Certified Financial Planner, and SEBI Registered Investment Adviser, Leo Amal, Branch Manager of Franklin Templeton Asset Management Pvt Ltd., Sapna Shenoy, Investment Service Professional, and Elston Menezer, Financial Advisor.

Sebina Dsouza, HOD of BBA and Dolan Banerjee, HOD of M.Com coordinated the event.