Navigating The Mixed Bag Of Challenges & Opportunities In the Mutual Funds Industry | CEOInsights Magazine
  • Anil Ghelani,    CFA, Senior Vice President, DSP Mutual Fund

    Anil Ghelani, CFA, Senior Vice President, DSP Mutual Fund

  • India has been quite successful in leveraging the smartphone revolution by exponentially improving the network infrastructure and democratizing digital services in the country. The newfound convenience and trust significantly helped the financial industry infuse trust into a vastly untapped market. However, financial literacy is still a work in progress in India, which makes it a mountain to climb for industry segments like Asset Management, despite having grown enormously over the last two decades. Data from the Boston Consulting Group show that India’s wealth management industry is expected to grow at 10 percent per year to reach $5.5 trillion by 2025. While this presents a huge opportunity, it is going to be equally challenging for the industry to explore the market. Anil Ghelani, CFA, Senior Vice President, DSP Mutual Fund, engages in an exclusive interview with CEO Insights to navigate these challenges.

  • Navigating The Mixed Bag Of Challenges & Opportunities In the Mutual Funds Industry

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    Financial Services CEOs Providing Financial Security for Your Future
    Financial services are a broad range of more specific activities such as banking, investing, and insurance. Financial services are limited to the activity of financial services firms and their professionals, while financial products are the actual goods, accounts, or investments they provide. Financial services comprise services such as loans, insurance, portfolio management, stock markets, banking, and mutual funds. Learn more. Financial services are professional services that involve management, investment, lending of money and assets for both people and organizations.

    Importance of the Financial Services: The financial services sector is the primary driver of a nation's economy. It provides the free flow of capital and liquidity in the marketplace. When the sector is strong, the economy grows, and companies in this industry are better able to manage risk. Financial services are crucial to the functioning of an economy. Without them, individuals with money to save might have trouble finding those who need to borrow, and vice versa. And without financial services, people would be so intent on saving to cover risk that they might not buy very many goods and services.

    "Financial services industry is a ward of the state" -  Timothy Noah

    Significance of Finance Services CEOs: A CEO often reports to the board, delivers updates on strategic plans, and gets feedback from the board regarding the overall direction of the company. Monitor company performance. A CEO is ultimately responsible for the financial performance of a company. The CEO should monitor closely the operating and financial results of the company against plans and budgets (as determined by the board). It is a key role of the CEO to deliver the strategic goals of the company, within budget. The CEO is responsible for making major corporate decisions, managing overall operations, and setting the company's strategic direction.

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Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
IKF Home Finance S Aryendra Kumar, CEO IKF Home Finance A visionary leader with thirty years of experience in the retail asset finance sector, collaborating with renowned banks, housing finance institutions, and microfinance institutions
KNEX Solutions Kalyan Jagnani, CEO KNEX Solutions A seasoned finance leader whose expertise lies in providing optimal financial solutions to businesses, aligning the vision with the growth of both the clients organization and the nation
 Wells Fargo Sudhindra Balaji, Senior Vice President Wells Fargo A global technology leader in the banking industry with strong expertise in creating and executing IT strategies, portfolio modernization, enabling data-driven decision making to support business growth
Indian School Finance Company Sandeep Wirkhare, MD & CEO Indian School Finance Company A socio-commercial entrepreneur with a proven track of a start-up, scale-up & turnaround of an organization
Muthoot Housing Finance Pavan K. Gupta, Chief Executive Officer Muthoot Housing Finance An innovative leader with 29 years of experience in business head home loans & head international business, zonal manager, chief manager and branch manager
Aadhar Housing Finance Rishi Anand, MD & CEO Aadhar Housing Finance A visionary leader with over two decades of experience in steering retail housing finance and mortgage business with leading banks and others
Poonawalla Housing Finance Manish Jaiswal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Poonawalla Housing Finance A turnaround specialist with extensive experience of over 30 years across various sectors of the financial services industry, including Banks, NBFCs, HFCs, Risk, Rating, and Research. He is passionate about purpose-led businesses making population-scale impact.
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Vikas Arora, Chief Executive Officer Piramal Capital & Housing Finance A Business leader with proven track record of 23 years in strategic and execution leadership in Retail finance domain, across products, in business and operating areas
Future Life Financial Services Prashanth C S, Founder/CEO Future Life Financial Services A passionate leader has more than 21 years of experience in the financial industry and passionate about finance, investments, and helping people achieve financial freedom
Shypbuddy Uday Suvarna, Chief Executive Officer Shypbuddy A dynamic professional leader has over 25 years of experience in the retail and MSME lending domain

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