ithought has brought a refreshing change to managing investments where client’s interests are aligned with their interests. I was completely wary and repulsed by the idea of Investment Advisors because of what had been done by Banks and other agents earlier. ithought gave me the option of starting at my comfort level and I scaled up as my confidence grew. ithought approaches investing based on my needs, my risk appetite and my comfort, aligning them with their research and strategy to deliver better than others. Their personalized approach is what impresses me the most.
Who We are
We are an investment advisory firm based out of Chennai. We are one of a handful of SEBI registered investment advisors (INA200004276) in India. Our focus is on catering to clients by providing them with customized solutions through investor friendly products that diversify risk. We have positioned ourselves to manage wealth creation objectives through investments in mutual funds.
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What Differentiates Us
Investing often appears to be complex, but the best ideas are straightforward. At ithought, we endeavour to leverage our expertise to serve clients in a transparent manner. We often notice that investors shy away from managing their wealth either because it appears too complicated or because they don’t have enough time. Alternatively, they tend to make investment decisions in a haphazard manner following advice from friends, colleagues, or family. This does not always yield the best results and can even be counterproductive to long-term wealth creation objectives. Our mission is to provide expert guidance, keeping your best interests at the centre of your financial decisions. We work to a transparent and investor friendly model. You can be assured that we are here for the long run, both in our professional relationship and in our investment advice.
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Mr Ravichandran Murugesan
I was recommended to have a look at ithought by an ex-colleague at my earlier firm. I liked the approach they took to create an entire blueprint of my investments and map it to my financial goals. I can truly vouch for their customer-centric approach, risk management, and advisory expertise. My interests have always held paramount importance during the construction of my portfolio. Their conviction and ability to take deep value and contrarian calls distinguishes their investment approach and sets them apart.
Mrs Lakshmi Jayaraman
Post my retirement in 2014, I had invested all my retirement savings in FDs. My Investments were scattered and there was no method or planning behind my investment decisions. Having had poor experiences with financial advisors with vested interests, I was looking out for trusted partners to invest my retirement savings. That’s when I got to know about ithought. Their approach was very refreshing in an industry plagued with mis-selling and disinformation. The Team is very approachable and the rationale behind every investment decision is clearly explained in your interactions with their advisory team. My entire portfolio was analysed, and I was given comprehensive feedback. ithought’s ability to stick to process gives me a lot of confidence and I’m looking forward to continuing my journey with them in the forthcoming years.
Mr Suresh Vaidyanathan
ithought has made me experience a sense of financial achievement that I have never felt before. Many a times I wonder why I did not meet you guys earlier. Cheers and carry on the good work!
Mrs Bindu Kenlunni
In such an important aspect as finance, my only need was integrity and calibre. My association with Mr. Shyam Sekhar is more than 10 years, when I just began to invest with him. I can affirm with confidence that Shyam handles other people’s money with the same care and attention he would give to his own financial security. And that’s all that matters to me!
V K Krishnan
The present-day market condition calls for a committed and consistent professional approach to selection and creation of a portfolio. I find this in abundance in the ithought’s energetic yet cautious team. ithought has successfully created a portfolio for my family when I reflect on my association of over 4 years! With rigorous process for selection on investments and with an eye to preserve the capital, ithought has been my partner in maximizing the return. Their structured approach gives me a comfort of a better safety net in the volatile times ahead in wealth creation and protecting the family. The interactions are of very high quality in identifying the needs and working and fine tuning the same.
Mr Ravinder Kumar Negi
I have been a happy client of ithought for three years now. I like their research-based approach to investing which covers sectors, fund managers, economic macros, and global situation. I will recommend them to anyone who wants safety of capital with good returns.
Mr Parthasarathy Kesavan
When I was looking for a very experienced financial adviser who will help me to protect my capital during bear market, grow my capital consistently at decent rate for very long time, I zeroed in on ithought. ithought’s Financial Planning desk (longitude) helped me to assess the financial requirements for all my lifetime goals including retirement and it also provided me with the best available investment proposals to achieve the wealth required for my goals. Dedicated relationship managers are available almost all time to guide us and to clarity our doubts. I feel ithought is the one stop shop for all our financial planning and decisions.
Mr Manoj Padmanaban
ithought is a perfect house for someone like me who does most things on the basis of trust. This investing game is different and to beat the odds you need people who think differently and will not be carried away by greed, hence “ithought” stands out. They help you understand the principle in which they invest and operate. They also set realistic expectations on performance based on your goals. They are “Small enough to care and big enough to dare”.
Mr Vijayakumar Kannan
About 3 years back, I switched my portfolio management function to ithought & have not regretted my decision to date. Since i am a working director of a company, I have little time to work on my investments. Whereas my earlier consultant/adviser hardly interacted with me, ithought took charge of my haphazardly distributed MF investments and within a short span of 2 months, restructed my MF investments; while keeping me advised on the strategy behind the moves. My original basket of 45 MFs was brought down to about 12 MFs having different categories of loadings. Since then, they have been very dynamic in making subtle changes to the investment pattern. Their periodic economic and market reviews are thought provoking & realistic.
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