CEO speak

  • ET Markets

    November 27, 2019

    Traders’ Diary: Nifty's FY20 valuation at 22 times not cheap

    The market touching all-time high is a clear reflection of expectations of continued reforms by the government, especially with regards to critical issues such as disinvestment and labour reform.

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  • ET Markets

    November 25, 2019

    Karvy incident puts credibility of broking community at risk: Prakarsh Gagdani, 5paisa

    While talking to ET, our CEO Prakarsh Gagdani said, “This is an unfortunate incident but it is more of an isolated one.”

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  • ET Markets

    October 31, 2019

    India not moving towards zero brokerage fee regime, & why

    Our CEO - Prakarsh Gagdani speaks on how rise in discount brokers has helped the overall market to expand by penetrating into tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

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  • ET Markets

    August 28, 2019

    Emerging startups find their big picture in web videos

    Our CEO - Prakarsh Gagdani speaks on how videos are emerging as the preferred way to communicate with customers.

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  • Business Line

    July 30, 2019

    How to bid through UPI-backed ASBA for IPOs

    This move is to push all payments for IPOs through digital means, says CEO of, Prakarsh Gagdani.

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  • ZEE Business

    July 29, 2019

    Alert! Retail investors must use this UPI option to be allowed to invest in IPOs

    I think this is an extremely positive move. This will be an important step towards making IPOs completely digital and paperless - Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO.

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  • ET Markets

    July 19, 2019

    Podcast: Market down in the dumps. So why this rush to open demat accounts?

    Discount broking as a trend has caught up fast with the cost-conscious average Indian investor.

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  • The Hindu

    July 06, 2019

    Discount broking taking equity culture across the country

    Discount broking firms are helping in spreading the equity culture in the country with most first-time investors, especially millennials opting for such technology-based platforms. - Prakarsh Gagdani

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  • Outlook Money

    June 19, 2019

    5 Investment Trends Of Millennials

    Data shows that millennials prefer investing in equities. However, most of their equity investments are through systematic investment plans in mutual funds,” said Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO

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  • The Economic Time

    Nov 23, 2018

    Is this really a good time to go value hunting in the stock market?

    Data from Association of Mutual Funds in India shows unabated fund flow through Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) month after month unaffected by high volatility on the bourses.

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  • Where are we on capex revival in the economy?

    July 27, 2018

    Prakarsh Gagdani is a thought-leader in Indian broking industry, and is known for bringing in a lot of innovations in broking, discount broking, robo-banking and fin-tech space.

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  • Digital Startup Of The Year

    Feb 13, 2018

    We are delighted and honoured to announce that 5paisa Capital Limited has won 'Digital Startup Of The Year 2017' award at World Digital Marketing Congress for being the fastest growing Digital Financial Company by offering a fully digitized platform to our customers.

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  • moneycontrol

    Oct 20, 2017

    Nifty could record 15-17% return in Samvat 2074 — 5 wealth-creating ideas

    Prakarsh Gagdani, Chief Executive Officer of IIFL Group subsidiary 5paisa Capital, said in an interview to Moneycontrol that he is optimistic about the market in Samvat 2074 and sees the Nifty giving returns of 15-17 percent in the next one year.

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  • Business Line

    July 03, 2017

    In an interaction with BusinessLine, Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO of, a subsidiary company of IIFL, outlines the company’s ambitious plans in respect of customer acquisition, and says that technology is the base that keeps costs low. He is also very bullish on the Indian capital market. Excerpts:

    With many discount brokerages in the market, what is your USP (unique selling proposition) to beat the competition?

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  • Business India

    May 22, 2017

    From an open outcry system to automated order processing, stock markets have got transformed in a big way over the years. Evolution essentially means synchronising with the times that are. And there is no better example of that than the Indian stock markets.

    A recent phenomenon that has put stock brokers into business once again is the low-cost discount broking model. The markets are increasingly shifting towards this model, thanks to a cost-conscious, clickand-tap happy clientele that they are servicing. In fact, a bulk of the trades, especially post demonetisation has shifted to the discount broking platforms.

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  • moneycontrol

    May 06, 2017

    The Indian equity market is having an unprecedented run since the past few quarters. The bulls are not losing steam even at global shocks. The domestic institutional investors are stronger than ever before.

    With the progressive Delhi policy makers firmly in shape and the best growth outlook in the world, Indian equity market valuations are touching new highs every day.

    Now the pertinent question is what does this mean for an investor at this juncture. Have we entered a prolonged bull-run that we saw in the middle of the last decade or the lofty valuations would just crash without a hint?.

    Even at high valuations, great stories are waiting to be discovered.
  • moneycontrol

    Apr 28, 2017

    “The major risks are global in nature. Ant escalation in geo-political risks, worsening global economic outlook, and US interest rate scenario would affect our markets,” Mr. Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO, (a subsidiary of IIFL) told

    Although, most analysts are hesitant to put a timeframe as to when Sensex would be able to climb mount 50K, but as long as we see earnings recovery along with economic growth, investors will not be disappointed.

    “Five years ago 30,000 number was something not easily assumable, however today we are there. Similarly 50,000 number is achievable. But, instead of numbers, we must not look at the market in terms of its fundamentals, which seem pretty robust and the medium to long-term expectations are extremely positive,” said Mr. Gagdani of

    Heard on the Street! After 30K, analysts are projecting a target of 45K by 2020