ICICI Securities Ltd, the largest integrated securities firm, today announced the launch of Webetorial - the live online classroom through ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning. This service would enable retail investors & knowledge seekers to participate in various financial programmes offered by ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning using internet as a medium. This is the first-of-its-kind service offered in India by ICICIdirect.com.
Webetorials are virtual classrooms where participants will be connected on a real-time basis to a financial expert on the internet from the convenience of their home, office or even a cyber cafe.
Various knowledge programmes like Stock Investing, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, Insurance Planning, Retirement Planning & Tax Planning will be offered by ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning through Webetorials. These programmes would be conducted by several reputed financial experts. Most of these investor education programmes will be free of cost. There are also several premium programmes which have been organized for advanced training.
Anyone, even if they are not a customer of ICICIdirect can participate in these programmes.
Speaking on the occasion, Vineet Arora, EVP & Head - Product & Distribution, ICICI Securities Ltd said "At ICICIdirect, our aim is to simplify the understanding of financial products for the investors in India. We want to reach out to more than our 22 lakh customers. The launch of Webetorial empowers investors to access quality financial knowledge from the convenience of their homes irrespective of the locations and with flexibility in timing."
ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning is an initiative of ICICI Securities Ltd set up with an objective of simplifying financial knowledge and increasing financial literacy amongst prospective or experienced investors & knowledge seekers. ICICIdirect has been conducting free Investor Knowledge Programmes on multiple financial topics for more than 5 years through a network of over 200 branches.
Last year, ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning launched knowledge programmes in the areas of stock investing, derivatives & personal financial planning and has trained more than 50000 retail investors.
ICICIdirect.com from ICICI Securities with over 2.2 million customers is a leading player in online and offline financial product distribution. ICICIdirect conducts training programs in over 250 of its stores across the country to empower retail investors to take informed decisions on their investments through the ICICIdirect Learning Centre. These training programs include Shares simplified, F & O Simplified, Mutual Fund Primer and Insurance Intelligence.