The Anand Rathi group came into existence close on the heels of economic liberalisation. With an aim to channelise the newfound hope and financial optimism into tangible results, Mr Anand Rathi and Mr Pradeep Kumar Gupta laid the foundation of the Anand Rathi Group in 1994. From setting up a research desk in 1995 to starting a capital market lending business in 2019, we have always kept the client at the centre of our plans.
An unwavering focus on ethics, entrepreneurial zeal and innovation has helped us thrive over the years. Our umbrella of services includes stock broking, wealth management, investment banking, commodities broking, construction finance and capital market lending, amongst others. With a dedicated client base of over 4 lakh, continued trust and support of our customers has been the most valuable legacy of the Anand Rathi Group.
Mr Anand Rathi is the founder and the soul of the Anand Rathi Group. The Gold Medallist chartered accountant is a leading financial and investment expert in India and the broader South-East Asian region.
Before laying the foundation of the Anand Rathi Group, Mr Rathi had an illustrious and fruitful career with the Aditya Birla Group. He was a core member and played a crucial role in shaping the flagship cement business of the group. Mr Rathi had spearheaded the Aditya Birla Group's entry into various manufacturing and service sectors.
In 1999, Mr Rathi was appointed the president of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange). The rapid expansion of BOLT - the BSE Online Trading System, during his tenure, speaks volumes of his farsightedness. He also set up the Trade Guarantee Fund and played a vital role in setting up the Central Depository Services (CDS). Mr Rathi is an esteemed member of the ICAI and has experience of 53 years across sectors.
Mr Pradeep Gupta, the co-founder, is the fuel that runs the well-oiled Anand Rathi machinery spread across India. Starting with a family-owned textile business, Mr Gupta stepped into the financial world with Navratan Capital & Securities Pvt. Ltd. After scaling up the business, Mr Gupta later joined hands with Mr Anand Rathi to establish the Anand Rathi Group.
Over two decades of rich experience in the financial sector has provided Mr Gupta a unique insight into the working of the industry. He played an instrumental role in the success of the Institutional Broking and Investment Services arms of the group and remains the driving force behind the strong network of franchisees and branches across the country. Mr Gupta's sharp acumen has made him a trusted advisor for many. He is often seen sharing his distinctive views in the media and industry forums. The Anand Rathi Group has been the recipient of several prestigious awards under the leadership of Mr Gupta. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Bombay.
Rakesh Rawal is the Chief Executive Officer at Anand Rathi Wealth Limited. He has been instrumental in galvanising the company’s brand by establishing the domestic footprint of growth pan-India. Under his leadership, Anand Rathi Wealth Limited got listed on the Indian Stock Exchanges in 2021.
Since joining the company in 2007, he has extensively executed corporate governance standards to align the company’s expanding business and equip a sustainable workforce. As an established executive leader, Rakesh has an exhaustive experience in financial operations, cost management and value creation.
Rakesh has over four decades of experience in banking, finance and wealth management. He is the architect of the company’s core proposition document – Financial Data, which encompasses his comprehensive understanding of investor relations and rich experience in sales operations. Today, Anand Rathi Wealth’s financial strategy is a differentiated and innovative business model that has created value beyond wealth. Being a Private Banker himself, Rakesh believes that delivering the company thought-process with utmost humility creates the conviction to act, every single time.
He has previously worked with Hindustan Unilever and Deutsche Bank and was an entrepreneur briefly. Rakesh has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Masters of Management Studies degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.
Rakesh's vision has enabled Anand Rathi Wealth Limited’s recognition across many platforms, such as The Extraordinaire - Game Changers - 2020-2022 at the Brand Vision Summit. He has also been responsible for creating a culture that has made the organisation a Great Place to Work for the last 3 years.ENDS
As the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Feroze Azeez drives and evolves the company’s strategic direction, shaping Anand Rathi Wealth Limited’s dynamic business landscape while nurturing a team of leaders to deliver the company’s vision to its execution.
Feroze has been influential in expanding the business to 12 locations with an employee size of over 600 people. He has been instrumental in scaling the company’s growth to over Rs. 60,000 crores worth of assets under advisory, of which the assets under management are Rs. 32,906 crores. With an experience of 18 years, Feroze has grown exponentially in the banking and finance industry. He is one of the top private bankers with a few thousand crores of assets under his advice for large families and senior management professionals. His expertise in the nuances of the private wealth business comes from his deep understanding of a client’s requirements and from being one of the company’s largest clients. He is renowned for creating the most efficient portfolio strategy to achieve one of the best risk-adjusted returns.
Feroze’s most significant contribution to the private wealth industry is the revolution of Market Linked Debentures by applying derivatives as a risk management tool. Due to his vision, Anand Rathi Wealth Limited today has the highest market share of 40% regarding Market Linked Debentures. Feroze designed over 1,000 Market Linked Debentures, of which over half have matured and generated an alpha of around 8% on NIFTY. This data, when compared, is better than the performance of most fund managers in India.
Feroze’s passion has always been to create financial awareness to ensure investors’ independent and prudent decision-making. He has been taking investor education by doing over 1,000 educative shows on business channels such as CNBC-TV18, ET NOW and many print publications in the last few years.
Feroze is part of Fortune India magazine’s Class of 2019 – 40 under 40 list, which recognises stalwarts for their unique contributions. Feroze is the only one exclusively featured in this prestigious list by Fortune India from the financial services industry. Feroze is a TEDx Speaker and frequently appears in the leading business channels and newspapers. Feroze has been a recipient of many awards. The recent notable one includes the ‘Dynamic Leader Award, 2020-2022' by the Brand Vision Summit.