• Vivek Kulkarni, Founder & MD

    Vivek Kulkarni, Founder & MD

  • Indian credit markets has witnessed some of the lowest points in terms of credibility in recent times. With NPA in banks at alarming rates, there is a dire need for reliable, credible and transparent credit views on Indian Issuers. Comfortably poised to fill this gap with its vast experienced analytical prowess and in-depth local knowledge of the economy is Brickwork Ratings, a SEBI registered and RBI accredited credit ratings agency. Brickwork Ratings is India’s home grown credit rating agency built with superior analytical prowess from industry’s most experienced credit analysts, bankers and regulators. Vivek Kulkarni (Founder & Managing Director) established Brickwork Ratings in 2007 in an effort to provide alternate credit views and opinions by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate and transparent ratings.

  • Brickwork Ratings: Blending Superior Analytical Prowess & Local Knowledge to provide Reliable Credit Views & Opinions

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25 Best Financial Services Companies in India - 2018

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The Blockchain: Looking Past The Hype

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Open Platforms: The Future of Fintech

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  • 25 Best Financial Services Companies in India - 2018

    The Financial sector in India is all about the capital markets, insurance markets and non-banking financial services (NBFCs). However, the annual turnover value in the National Stock Exchange (NSE) saw a CAGR of 19.13 percent between FY 96 and FY 17. Also, the number of listed companies on NSE and BSE increased from 6.445 in FY10 to 7,501 in March 2018. This sudden growth in the economy indicates financial awareness in our society and need to streamline this knowledge while culminating into a sustainable plan of action, affirming an economical and social progress. Adding to that, the current escalation lifestyle choices among the working professionals is yet another factor that will resort the common public to take more financially cautious decision, hence, giving rise to the third party expert opinion that can assist better investment of the people’s hard earned money.  Interestingly, the marriage of high tech and high finance is disrupting the conventional financial services and in the years ahead with the introduction of biometrics, block-chain, cognitive computing, open banking and more will further automate how a layman regulates his money. This fast-evolving financial services is bound to attract foreign investments who see huge scope in the world’s one of fastest developing economy.. The incumbents who don’t value the changes or are slow to react will see themselves at significant risk and the help required will be provided by the financial services to obtain any asset on credit user’s requirement.

    The financial service scale is yet to attain an affirmative balance and till then, it is the growth and the minds behind these fin-wiz scenario that can Indian finance scenario to new heights. Bringing forth in light the industry and the minds behind it is CEO Insights’ ‘CEO Insights:25 Best Financial Services in India-2018’, saluting the spirit of these financial leaders who, with their venture are not only catapulting the society towards a economic growth  but are also acting as the aggregators of the better world, taking the next steps towards a stronger economy. An expert panel of CEOs and industrialists, along with CEO Insight Editorial Board has performed a diligent evaluation of the industry before listing the front-runners. These inspiring leaders listed are the ones which have distinguished themselves through their life achievements and success and will introduce our readers to the greatness of their journey and help them a take a leaf out of their book to understand the necessities and build their own enterprises based on similar virtues & values.

Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
5paisa.com5paisa.com Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO Providing a 100 percent digital platform that offers less intricacies and least intermediation costs for availing investment services with already over one million mobile app users
Aditya Birla CapitalAditya Birla Capital Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman Committed to serve end-to-end financial needs of its retail and corporate customers under a unified brand
ANGEL BEEANGEL BEE Vinay Agrawal, CEO Offers an extensive range of financial solutions, aided by hi-tech digital technology complemented by 16,308 trading terminals and a huge network of sub-brokers
Ashika GroupAshika Group Chirag Jain,CEO A premier financial services provider offering a plethora of packages & products under single roof leveraging expertise in stock broking and NBFC business
Aviva Life Insurance CompanyAviva Life Insurance Company Mohit Burman,Chairman A reputed insurance agency that provides a range of corporate group insurance plans including corporate group life insurance, workman compensation and more
Axis BankAxis Bank Shikha Sharma,CEO & MD Third largest private sector bank in India offering financial services to diverse customer segments that include Large & Mid-Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses
Bajaj FinanceBajaj Finance Rahul Bajaj,Chairman A lending and wealth advisory arm of Baja Finserv offering 19 product lines across consumer, commercial and SME segments
BASIX Sub  K iTransactionsBASIX Sub K iTransactions Sasidhar N Thumuluri,CEO Bridging the financial divide, especially among low-income and rural communities, by effectively deploying a mix of human and technological capabilities to connect with the last mile
Brickwork RatingsBrickwork Ratings Vivek Kulkarni,Founder & MD India's home-grown credit rating agency built with superior analytical prowess from industry’s most experienced credit analysts, bankers and regulators
Capital FirstCapital First V. Vaidyanathan,Executive Chairman Specializes in providing debt financing to MSMEs and end consumers in India using new-age analytics and technology solutions
Diaz InvestDiaz Invest Primson Diaz,CEO A leading provider of financial investment services and wealth management solutions with utmost commitment & trust, that are made accessible on multiple technological and social media platforms
FINANZINDIAFINANZINDIA Pravin Mutha,Founding Partners Nasik’s first certified financial planning firm with client-centric approach that has mastered in all spheres of financial asset class equity & debt through regular research of portfolios & schemes
Hero FinCorpHero FinCorp Pawan Munjal,Chairman & Director Offering world class products through innovation & teamwork through its 2000 retail financing touch-points
ICICI SecuritiesICICI Securities Chanda Kochhar,Chairperson A technolog company offering a wide range of financial services, including investment banking, institutional broking, retial broking, private wealth management and more
IDBI FederalIDBI Federal Filip Coremans, Executive Director Distributes its products through a multi-channel network consisting of insurance agents, Bancassurance partners and Insurance brokers
IIFL CenterIIFL Center Nirmal Jain,Chairman Serves more than 4 million satisfied customers across various business segments like non-banking and housing finance, wealth and asset management, financial advisory, broking and more
Karvy FinanceKarvy Finance C. Parthasarathy, Chairman & MD Serving the financially under-served customers in the Micro & Small Business segment by providing them much needed capital to grow and expand their businesses
L&T Finance HoldingsL&T Finance Holdings Dinanath Dubhashi,CEO & MD A NSE & BSE listed company that conducts its financial services business through various subsidaries
LadCo CrestLadCo Crest (L-R) Prem Shankar Ladha, Piyush Jain & Bharath Kumar H.S.,Co-Founders, Co-Founder & Partner Providing integrated and customized financial planning services on one platform through extensive research and advisory for delivering holistic investment experience
LSI Financial ServicesLSI Financial Services Raj Kajaria, Founder, Managing Director A provider of holistic financial advisory services that handhold its clients as their growth partner to ensure that they thrive & operate optimally
Max Life InsuranceMax Life Insurance Analjit Singh, Founder Creating solutions to make life insurance plans easy, affordable, and suitable for every stage of life
PNB HousingPNB Housing Sunil Mehta,Chairman A National Housing Bank (NHB) registered housing finance company enabling customers across the country to avail hassle-free financial services
Toyota Financial ServicesToyota Financial Services Atsushi Oki,Director Manages financial services subsidiaries primarily in Japan & overseas and enables behicle purchasing through auto loans and leases
UTI Mutual FundUTI Mutual Fund Leo Puri,Managing Director With 150 branches, it is one of the leading financial institutions with a pan Indian presence
Yes BankYes Bank Rana Kapoor, Founder Provides the corporate clients with a complete suite of investment and banking services in India and abroad

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