Angel Broking

Depository participant Investment advisory Wealth management

Angel Broking
Public company
IndustryFinancial services
Founded1996 Edit this on Wikidata
Key people
Dinesh Thakkar
(Chairman & Managing Director)
  • Angel Commodities Broking Pvt. Ltd.
  • Angel Fincap Pvt. Ltd.
  • Angel Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
  • Angel Securities Ltd.

Angel Broking is an Indian stockbroker firm established in 1987.[1] The company is a member of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE),[2] National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) and Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX).[3] It is a depository participant with Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL).[4] The company has 8500+ sub-brokers and franchisee outlets in more than 900 cities across India.[5]

The company financial services[6] Their services include online stock broking,[7] depository services,[8] commodity trading and investment advisory services. Wealth management[9] solutions such as personal loans and insurance are also delivered by this company. In 2006, the company started its Portfolio Management Services (PMS), IPOs business and Mutual Funds Distribution (MFD) arm.[10] The company publishes research reports on areas related to investment broking.


Angel Broking offers products such as Angel Eye, Angel BEE mutual fund app,[11] Angel SpeedPro, Angel Trade and Angel Swift[12] for online trading. Angel Eye is a browser trading application; SpeedPro is a trading platform application;[13] Angel Trade offers an online trading platform for share investors, while Swift consists of a trading app for small devices.[14][15][16]

Angel broking app has been incorporated with a machine learning technology called ARQ, that keys in up to a billion data points and uses advanced nature-based algorithms, quantitative analysis and the Nobel-prize winning Modern Portfolio Theory[17] to enable personalized investment advice to help users get better returns on their investments. ARQ is based on a model whose performance has been optimized to provide recommendations with high outperformance and strike rates. The model has been tested using scientific back-testing and has also been validated based on its track record.[18]


Entrepreneur Dinesh Thakkar started his business in 1987 with a capital of Five Lakhs Indian Rupees and lost half of the money within eight months. In 1989, he started off again as a sub-broker.[19] Later, Angel Broking was incorporated as a wealth management, retail and corporate broking firm in December, 1997.[20] In November 1998, Angel Capital and Debt Market Ltd. gained membership of National Stock Exchange as a legal entity.[21] The company opened its commodity broking Division in April, 2004.[22] In November 2007, Birla Sun Life Insurance joined hands with Angel Broking for distribution of its insurance products.[clarification needed][23] In 2007, the World Bank arm International Finance Corporation bought 18% stake in Angel Broking.[24] In January 2013, a probe found the company and two other entities involved in fraudulent and unfair trade practices in transactions of shares of Sun Infoways during Feb-May 2001. As a result, SEBI restrained from taking new clients for a period of two weeks.[25] Angel filed an appeal against the SEBI order which was dismissed by the Securities appellate tribunal.[26][27] Recently Angel Broking has filed for an IPO with SEBI for an amount of Rs 600 crore.[28] This offer includes issuance of new shares worth Rs 300 crore and stake sale by promoters and IFC selling Rs 120 crore worth of stake.



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