I joined International College of Financial Planning in 2005 and if I remember correctly, mine was the second batch. I wanted to do something different from normal financial Post Graduation programs and PGDFP from ICoFP was the perfect fit for that. Financial planning those days was relatively a lesser known concept and hence I was the lucky one to gain early knowledge about the same.
The faculty was very supportive and helped every student in the best possible manner. I got to learn a lot of new financial concepts and it was pleasure learning from all experienced faculties.
In 2006 as I approached towards the end of my program, I got a campus placement and joined Sharekhan as Relationship manager. I loved joining them since I was always inclined towards stocks and trading. Investment module of our PGDFP program helped me a lot in my job as I had already learnt advance concepts and it became easy for me to work with full confidence.
After that I moved to IL&FS in 2007 in same profile, and at the end of 2007 joined Reliance Money as an Equity Advisor in my home town, Kanpur. Being at a senior profile, I was looking after 120 sub brokers of the entire half of Uttar Pradesh.
In 2009, I left the job to start my own venture which included trading for self and providing one on one training to investors on trading strategies based on technical analysis. With God’s grace, I am doing good in trading and I have trained over 30 students now. Looking forward to do even better.
I also write analysis actively on my blog covering Indian equity and commodity markets and have written ,more than 1500 analytics. My blog address is: www.abhaymehrotra.blogspot.com
The starting point of my career was the placement provided by ICoFP and it indeed played a crucial role in shaping up my career. I feel thankful to my college.