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Tarraki Corner How Nitin built 130 crore AUA in MFs after taking over reins from his parents

How Nitin built 130 crore AUA in MFs after taking over reins from his parents

Nitin Vete grew his family advisory business exponentially once he took over the reins from his parents. Today, he employs 35 people and has a 3,000 sq. feet office in Thane.
Darshita Shah Sep 1, 2016

Nitin’s mother Neela Vete used to sell insurance products to supplement family income in 1962. She used to conduct her business activities from home. Nitin’s father was a postmaster. Sensing an opportunity in insurance, his father Ramakant Vete quit his job and started selling insurance products along with his wife.

Gradually, they expanded into mutual funds, PPFs and postal savings.

A second generation entrepreneur Nitin stepped into his father’s shoes after his father Ramakant Vete passed away due to a heart attack in 1989. Nitin was pursuing Charted Accountancy at that time.

The growth story

A journey which started from home on a small scale is now spread across 3,000 sq. feet in Thane.

After taking over the reins of the business, Nitin rented a 150 sq. feet compact office and brought in a lot of changes in the business. He diversified into direct equity, home loans, IPOs and tax planning. This set the stage for the next leg of growth for his fledging business.

As his business grew, he appointed his first employee in 1992. This was just the start of his journey. After that there was no looking back for him. Today, he has 35 people working under him.

Proud legacy

Nitin’s mother was awarded ‘Udyog Shree’ by Late. home minister R R Patil in January 2005. In the same year on the occasion of World Woman’s day, she was honored by the Mayor of Mumbai Datta Dalvi. Today at the age of 77, she is still working with full enthusiasm and with great energy. She attends the office regularly, giving valuable guidance and suggestions to the office team, helping in day to day activities.

Client Acquisition

Apart from referrals, he gets clients through his newsletters and brochures which go out to residents of Thane. These monthly newsletters educate them about investments, the need for financial planning and important economic developments. This activity helped him acquire 6500 clients.  

As business grew, so did his operations and his office space. To support this growth, he moved to a 3,000 sq. feet office in Thane. Today, his firm manages Rs. 130 crore in mutual funds. He is quite optimistic that his business will grow further from here.  

Future Plans

He plans to reach out to youngsters. “Today’s generation earns more than the previous generation. Hence their expenses also tend to increase as their spending habits are different due to their lavish lifestyles. They should start investing as possible,” says Nitin.

In order to reach out to youngsters, he plans to launch an app which will help them invest and track their investments. “The app will have all the information regarding the current portfolio holdings, calculator and a host of other features,” says Nitin. This app, which will cost him cost him approximately Rs. 6 lakh, will be a significant investment for the company.

Nitin’s aims to increase his assets under advisory to Rs. 200 crore by the end of the year.

Advice to budding IFAs

Nitin says that this is a serious profession and budding IFAs should have a long term view while entering this profession. “There are no shortcuts to acquiring clients. Winning the trust of clients is most important in this profession,” believes Nitin.

12 Comments
Santosh Gaikwad · 6 months ago
Congratulations Nitin Sir, best of luck for future journey.
Alok Kumar · 6 months ago
Superb sir. Congratulations , All the very best ,
Sneh · 6 months ago
Congratulations Sir .... May all your dreams come true....
Sameer · 6 months ago
Great going Nitin
SACHIN SHEDBALE · 6 months ago
great work ......best of luck ......
HITESH NAGDA · 6 months ago
Congratulations Nitin Sir and Best wishes for Brightful future
Rahul sharma · 6 months ago
Hello Nitin ji
Nice to read about your success story . Can you pls share your contact details on my email id investmani@yahoo.in
Pankaj · 6 months ago
Congratulations, Best wishes... from kotak amc
M V Sundararaman · 6 months ago
Great achievement congratulations Is it possible for you to send a copy of news letters to my mail id? Am I asking for too much? thanks you
Rajesh kr Sodhani · 6 months ago
Proud of you nitin bhai
UMESH SADHWANI · 6 months ago
Great inspirational story... Keep it up Mr. Nitin. Big achievment
deepak · 3 months ago
congrats nitin gr8 going...keep it up
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