Monika Halan

Monika Halan

Consulting Editor
Mint, HT Media
Glenn H. Greenberg Yale World Fellow

As a well-known media personality, Monika’s goal is a fair marketplace for all participants in India’s retail financial sector. She is Consulting Editor with Mint, India’s second largest business daily. A Certified Financial Planner, she has a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a second Masters in Journalism Studies from College of Cardiff, University of Wales, UK. She has worked earlier across media organizations in India including Editing Outlook Money. She has run four successful TV series around personal finance advice in NDTV, Zee and Bloomberg India and is a regular speaker on financial literacy, regulation, inclusion and consumer issues in retail finance. She has public policy experience working with the Government of India as an advisor to the Swarup Committee in 2009. She has served as a member on the Ministry of Finance Committee on Incentives (Bose Committee) and is a member on the Sebi Mutual Fund Committee. She was a member of the Task Force set up by the Government of India to put in place the Financial Redressal Agency. She was an expert invitee to a Ministry of Commerce Committee on the Service Price Index. She is a director on the board of FPSB and FPSF India. She is the author of a published academic paper in Journal of Economic Policy Reform that estimates the loss to investors on mis-sold insurance policies. She has a forthcoming paper in the Journal for Comparative Economics that maps mis-selling by banks. She is an author of a book: Seven Steps to Financial Freedom published by Macmillan in 2005 and is working on a second book to be published by Harper Collins. She is based in New Delhi.

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