CFA Institute Live Webinars Presentation Recorded 05 Nov 2020
Career Insights: Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
In line with the global regulatory trends, the latest registered investment advisor (RIA) regulatory changes have raised the bar for the license, increased professionalism, and paved the way for strong structural growth. With less than 500 RIAs who are financial planners and wealth planners for a population of more than 1.2 billion and a small investor base of 20 million, the fiduciary RIA has tremendous potential and opportunities for growth in a nascent wealth management industry.
- Learn why the next big wave of growth cannot be missed
- Discuss how RIAs and the corporate setup are the best ways to capture this growth
- Examine what it takes to be a successful adviser
- Capture the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 05 November 2020
About the Speaker(s)
As the founding employee in July 2008 and after having served as the Managing Director of iFAST Financial India Pvt. Ltd. for over a decade, Rajesh now oversees the strategic aspects of iFAST’s business in India in the capacity as Vice Chairman of the Board of iFAST India Holdings, Singapore.
Rajesh has more than 20 years of work experience, 18 of which have been dedicated to the Indian financial markets, spanning treasury management, securitization, institutional sales and private wealth management. A considerable part of his work experience deals with personal finance-related transactional and advice platforms. His previous stints have been with well-known brands such as ICICI Bank and Fidelity Fund Management Pvt. Ltd. Since 2018, he has been actively involved with a broad spectrum of efforts in rebuilding Kerala after the devastating floods.
Being an articulate speaker with a passion for training and imparting knowledge, he is naturally inclined to interact closely with mutual fund distributors and independent financial advisors, as well as investors, in their areas of interest. He is a member of the Investment Advisors examination committee as well as Retirement Advisors examination committee of NISM and is a member of the working group constituted by SEBI for the Investment Advisor Regulations 2013. He has been featured on Forbes, writes columns for the Mint, Economic Times and other industry publications and is a featured speaker/panellist in many conclaves of the industry.
Rajesh graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He is a Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) charter holder from the International Research Association, Massachusetts. He has been conferred an honorary membership as a Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM) by the American Academy of Financial Management. A pioneer leader in the Indian fintech space, he was recognized as Top 50 Financial Services Marketing Professionals in 2018 and was also awarded the 100 Top Most Influential BFSI Leaders citation at the World BFSI Congress in 2018 and 2019.
Rajesh enjoys music and also plays the drums and the Cajon, some glimpses of which are on YouTube!
Rajendra Kalur, CFA, is the founder of TrustPlutus Wealth Managers (India) Private Limited and TrustPlutus Family Office & Investment Advisers (India) Private Limited. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services domain, including asset management, investment banking, wealth management, and insurance. Kalur has worked across the value chain and has proven expertise in nurturing nascent businesses and transforming business models. Kalur is currently an independent management consultant. Until recently, he was the director and CEO of TrustPlutus. Before joining TrustPlutus, Kalur worked in various capacities with RBS N.V., ABN AMRO N.V., Wealth Advisors India Pvt. Ltd., ICICI Prudential AMC, DSP Merrill Lynch, and General Insurance Corporation of India.
Kalur holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom, and holds a post-graduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst®, from CFA Institute, United States, and a Certified Financial Planner from FPSB, India. Kalur is a public speaker, an occasional blogger, and a newspaper columnist, as well as a long-distance runner and cyclist.