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Icici direct

  1. 1. Icici direct<br />The dematerialized form of shareholding and the depository mode of trade (scrip less trade) have been in operation in developed financial markets for over 15years. In India, the first depository commenced operation a decade back and is relatively new. The Indian financial market is in need of both scrip-based and scrip less trade, but the investing community, which is used scrip-based trade, is bound to take some time to accept the latter. The scrip less trading, till now a domain of the western world, institutional investors and GDR holders is now mandatory even for small investors. All those who hold physical share certificates have to get them dematerialized. If they do not, they will be forced to do so at the time of sale.<br />The countless numbers of conservative Indians have to digest it, whether they like it or not. First, the institutional investors succumbed. Then the high net worth individuals, trading in more than a certain numbers of shares, were forced to give in. now, it is the turn of the small investors of select-companies.<br />With their share certificates being replaced by small slips and receipts, naturally the average investors will have their share of fears and apprehensions. It is necessary to educate and convince these investors about the benefit of Demat rather than forcing them to take part in the game.<br />India pulls<br /> Indiabulls Financial Services Limited was incorporated on January 10, 2000 as M/s Orbis InfoTech Private Limited at New Delhi under the Companies Act, 1956 with Registration No. 55 - 103183. The name of Company was changed to M/s. Indiabulls Financial Services Private Limited on March 16, 2001 due to change in the main objects of the Company from InfoTech business to Investment & Financial Services business. It became a Public Limited Company on February 27, 2004 and the name of Company was changed to M/s. Indiabulls Financial Services Limited.<br />And now this company has achieved milestone by voted as The Youngest Company of the year in ET500 India bulls Financial Services Ltd is a public company and listed on the National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange. The market capitalization ofIndiabulls is approx US $ 800 million, and the consolidated net worth of the company is approx US $ 400 million. India bulls and its group companies have attracted US $ 300 million of equity capital in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) since March 2000.<br />Indiabulls ranks at82nd position in the list of most valuable companies in India. Indiabulls is promoted by three engineers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) and foreign funds hold over 60 percent shareholding of Indiabulls. Some of the large shareholders of Indiabulls are the largest financial institutions of the worldsuch as Fidelity Funds, Capital International, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Lloyd George and Farallon Capital. There are approximately over 40,000 Shareholders of the company Indiabulls Financial Services is a retail financial services company providing a diverse array of financial products and services, through its nationwide network of over 300 Indiabulls offices, and services over 2,50,000 clients spread across 110 cities in India. Indiabulls, along with its subsidiary companies, offer consumer loans, brokerage and depository services, personal loans, home loans and other financial products and services to the retail markets.<br />Indiabulls, which has a workforce of over 10,000 full time employees, reported US $ 60 million in Profit before Tax and US $ 45 million in Net Profit for the first nine months of the current financial year.<br />