Vinod Jain is the founder and Principal Advisor at Jain Investment He began his financial services career with Birla Sun Life Distribution where he handled finance followed by a brief stint with India’s largest bourse National Stock Exchange.

A chartered accountant (Merit holder) with B.A. (Hons.) Economics under his belt, Vinod founded Jain Investment, a boutique wealth advisory firm in 2001 with a vision to help investors make smart investment choices.

A number cruncher and astute stock picker, Vinod has been investing in markets since the age of 19. He has been managing the firm’s domestic Portfolio Management Service (PMS) registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the offshore fund Assetica India Equity Fund domiciled in Mauritius. Both funds have delivered benchmark beating returns by protecting downside risk.

Vinod also serves on the board of Foundation of Independent Financial Advisors (FIFA), a professional association of financial advisers, where he advises the board on policy framework for developing and nurturing mutual fund distribution community.

He is regularly quoted in media and has been featured in several news portals and publications like Mint, Business Standard, Morningstar, Cafemutual and ET Wealth .

Before founding Jain Investment, Vinod coached in colleges and trained CA students during his early days, a passion which he continues to pursue by holding weekly trainings for his staff on subjects ranging from portfolio construction, choosing right funds to behavioral finance.

Vinod spent his childhood in Rajasthan’s small town Pali and subsequently moved to Mumbai. Outside finance, his interest lies in reading books and playing badminton.

Vinod coaches his daughters Sasha & Tasha that stock market is not just for grown-ups. When Sasha turned 10, Vinod made her list down her favorite brands/companies she uses every day at home. She invested Rs 5 lakh in these companies. Today at the age of 16 years, Sasha’s piggy bank has shares worth Rs 31 lakhs grown at 30% per annum! Vinod believes Sasha has one-year advantage over Warren Buffet in her investment journey.