Our name is inspired from the famous historical book ARTHASHASTRA, written by the great Indian philosopher KAUTILYA (also known as Chanakya, c. 350-275 BCE) over 2,000 years ago. In Sanskrit, Artha means Wealth and Yantra means an Instrument. Literally translated, ArthaYantra means an Instrument that enables the creation of wealth and all round prosperity.
Started by a group of passionate professionals with a desire to change the way personal finance is perceived and delivered in India, we, as the instrument of wealth creation, want the common man to start trusting the financial services industry again.
Recognized as one of the top 35 FinTech companies in Asia Pacific by Finovate Asia, 2013 for innovation, we are India’s first and only online personal finance advisor. While providing high quality financial advice to individuals irrespective of his/her income, we help them set realistic goals and create customized portfolios that help in achieving these financial goals.
Arthos, our patented online financial planning platform replaces the traditional human financial advisor by making holistic and high quality financial advice accessible to everyone in India. It connects all aspects of financial planning and helps individuals take holistic and merit based financial decisions to achieve their financial goals.
Experts working for you:
Nitin B Vyakaranam, the founder and brain behind ArthaYantra, holds multiple patents in the field of retail financial services and customer value measurements. An alumni of Indian School of Business (ISB), where he did his PGDM in Analytical Finance and Leadership, he is a regular contributor to major financial sector media houses in India. He also holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Northern Illinois University (NIU), Illinois.
Dr. Vikram Kuriyan is the Clinical Professor of Finance and the Director of the Investment Laboratory at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. A PhD. from Harvard University, where he specialized in capital markets in a joint program offered by the departments of economics, engineering sciences and the Harvard Business School, Dr. Kuriyan is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Prior to ISB, he was the Chairman of the global asset allocation committee and the global head of quantitative strategies at Bank of America’s Asset Management Division. His unit managed over $30 billion of client assets that ranged from retail to the most sophisticated institutional investors, across a multiplicity of strategies including equity, asset allocation and absolute return products. He has also served as the Managing Director of an arbitrage and principal investing fund in Tokyo plus the global head of complex derivatives in the commodities group at Merrill Lynch. He advises the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is an independent director of TVS Capital Funds and serves on the China-India advisory council of the CFA Institute.
Dr. Ramana Sonti was a faculty member at Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, is currently with BITS-Pilani and holds a PhD degree in Finance from Michigan State University plus a master’s degree in finance from IIM Bangalore. Dr. Sonti has worked extensively on various aspects of investment analysis and applied portfolio management over the past decade. His research interests include corporate governance, institutional investment behaviour and financial product markets. He was also associated with the Tulane and Kent State Universities in the past. The author of numerous internationally acclaimed publications in the financial sector, he was the Director - Strategic Planning, Lotus Management in the US and has also had a brief stint at IL&FS in India.
Dr. Vivek Mansingh is a Ph.D. from the Queen’s University, Canada and a Stanford University alumnus. Also a Gold Medalist from NIT Allahabad, Dr. Mansingh holds 6 US patents, has published 100s of articles and technical papers and has contributed to two books. Currently the Chairman of AxisCades, India’s leading integrated engineering services company listed on BSE, He is also a Board member at Innovate (A Canadian Knowledge Management Company), Janaagraha (India’s leading Non Profit Organisation and several other startups. Beginning his career as a Senior Scientist with Hewlett Packard in California, he moved to Fujitsu as a Director of Marketing & Sales, based at San Jose. He has held senior technology and leadership roles across top technology organisations in USA for 15 years. Dr. Mansingh has guided global thought leaders and is sought after for speaking engagements at companies, conferences and Universities across the world on various subjects including Leadership, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and Technology Industry in India.