About Karvy Group

The Karvy group was formed in 1983 at Hyderabad, India. Karvy ranks among the top player in almost all the fields it operates. Karvy Computershare Limited is India’s largest Registrar and Transfer Agent with a client base of nearly 500 blue chip corporates, managing over 2 crore accounts. Karvy Stock Broking Limited, member of National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange, ranks among the top 5 stock brokers in India. With over 6,00,000 active accounts, it ranks among the top 5 Depository Participant in India, registered with NSDL and CDSL. Karvy Comtrade, Member of NCDEX and MCX ranks among the top 3 commodity brokers in the country. Karvy Insurance Broking Limited is registered as a Broker with IRDA and ranks among the top 5 insurance agent in the country.Registered with AMFI as a corporate Agent, Karvy is also among the top Mutual Fund mobilizer with over Rs. 5,000 crores under management. Karvy Realty (India) Limited, which started in 2006, has quickly established itself as a broker who adds value, in the realty sector. Karvy Global offers niche off shoring services to clients in the US. Karvy has 575 offices over 375 locations across India and overseas at Dubai and New York.


Karvy was started by a group of five chartered accountants in 1979. The partners decided to offer, other than the audit services, value added services like corporate advisory services to their clients. The first firm in the group, Karvy Consultants Limited was incorporated on 23rd July, 1983. In a very short period, it became the largest Registrar and Transfer Agent in India. This business was spun off to form a separate joint venture with Computershare of Australia, in 2005. Karvy’s foray into stock broking began with marketing IPOs, in 1993. Within a few years, Karvy began topping the IPO procurement league tables and it has consistently maintained its position among the top 5. Karvy was among the first few members of National Stock Exchange, in 1994 and became a member of The Stock Exchange, Mumbai in 2001. Dematerialization of shares gathered pace in mid-90s and Karvy was in the forefront educating investors on the advantages of dematerializing their shares. Today Karvy is among the top 5 Depository Participant in India.

About Karvy Computershare

Karvy Computershare Private Limited (KCPL) is India’s largest registrar today and amongst the top 5 in the world with presently servicing over 67 million investor accounts spread over 900 issuers including banks, PSUs and mutual funds. The Company has a work force of over 2500 experienced personnel drawn from various disciplines. KCPL has emerged as a market leader in Investor Servicing in the country by offering its services through its network of 400 + Branches in 300 + cities spread across the country, undoubtedly the largest in the country. KCPL is poised to set new benchmarks in Investor Servicing by establishing performance standards for Service Delivery and development and enhancement of Service Delivery competence through structured and custom built training and development initiatives.

We are the first organization, in its line of business, to achieve the distinction of receiving an ISO 9002 certification and have now migrated to ISO 9001:2008 standards, for quality management systems, certified by DNV. Also, we have been awarded with ISO 27001:2000 certification by DNV, which sets the highest standards with respect to information security and management system. Head quartered in Hyderabad, India KCPL is a 50:50 Joint Venture between Karvy and Computershare of Australia - the world’s largest Transfer Agent. The joint venture with Computershare Limited helps us adopt international practices in client and investor servicing and absorption of better technology. This also lends further credence to our professional business management approach with strong corporate governance skills.

About Computershare Limited

Founded in 1978 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1994, Computershare employs over 10,000 people across the globe, providing services in over 20 countries to more than 30,000 clients.

Investor services is our largest business line – we work with public companies, including many of the worlds’ largest, to track and deliver their shareholders’ entitlements. Services range from keeping the definitive record of legal ownership of securities to paying dividends to shareholders on our clients’ behalf; from administering meetings and tabulating voting (whether directly or by proxy) to advising on and executing capital raisings; and from capital reorganisations to merger and acquisition transactions.

Our equity compensation plan administration business supports our clients in managing their employee share plans and other equity compensation programs.

75 years, our Georgeson proxy solicitation business has assisted companies in communicating with and gaining shareholder response in relation to issues being considered at shareholder meetings, corporate restructuring and merger transactions, as well as capital raisings.

Our communications services business provides tailored and individually customised outbound and inbound communications solutions across a range of business needs, with particular expertise in communications between public companies and their shareholders. We offer a range of technology solutions to support our clients, including wireless voting and audience participation devices and software solutions to support company secretaries in their governance of complex group structures.

In addition to these services relating to the public equities markets, our expertise and our high-integrity secure infrastructure enables our various offices around the world to deliver a wide range of services. These include trust, escrow and debt management services ; independent custody of tenancy deposits; childcare tax voucher schemes; bankruptcy and class action claims administration; mutual fund record-keeping and proxy solicitation; and back office services for utility companies and mortgage loan servicing.

Computershare is the largest provider globally of many of the services we offer. The unparalleled expertise of our people, our continued investment in technology (we spend over USD 150 million each year), our excellent customer service and our geographical spread mean that we have market leading offerings across the diverse range of our businesses.