LicensedAdviser.in is India’s only portal dedicated to SEBI Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), featuring searchable marketing profiles of all Indian RIAs. The portal educates Indian investors about the importance of holistic financial planning, and allows them to search for RIAs based on location, qualifications, services offered, and more.
India, 29 November 2019 – iFAST Financial India Pvt Ltd, a part of the iFAST Corporation Ltd, Singapore (SGX:AIY), today announced the launch of its investor education and search portal – Licensed Adviser (www.licensedadviser.in). Dedicated to India’s small but growing community of SEBI Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), the portal is an attempt to help make investors aware of the importance of holistic, unbiased financial planning services, and help them connect with the professionals offering such services.
“India is in an exciting phase of economic growth and as the people get richer, their wealth management needs get more complex. Fortunately for the Indian investors, SEBI is leading the way in Asia to drive transparency and create a new class of qualified financial intermediaries who will offer advice in the investors’ best interest”, said Erik Hon, Managing Director of iFAST Financial India, explaining the reason behind launching the portal. Unfortunately, many investors are not aware of the difference and the benefits of working with a fee-based, licensed and qualified investment adviser who has to act in the fiduciary capacity. The Licensed Adviser portal aims to bridge this gap by helping investors explore the offerings, qualifications and differentiation of RIAs through easy to understand articles, and detailed profiles of RIAs with their personal stories, qualifications, service offerings and more.
The portal is a non-commercial initiative for iFAST Financial, with the objective of offering Indian RIAs a strong marketing platform, as well as attracting new talent to the industry. “The portal lists all the RIAs in the country based on the updated RIA list on the SEBI website, while full profiles are created for advisers who wish to empanel on the portal at zero cost. Our core values of transparency, integrity and innovation drive our vision to grow this community of professional advisers who will help millions of Indian families to financial independence.” concludes Erik.
iFAST Financial India Pvt Ltd is a part of iFAST Corporation Ltd, Asia’s largest wealth management fintech platform. Founded and headquartered in Singapore in 2000, the iFAST Corp has been listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2014. Today the group has a presence in five countries across Asia, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and China. iFAST Financial India enables independent financial advisers to adopt the fee-based, multi-asset advisory model with back-office, investment research and compliance support.