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About our Share Broking Services

Kotak Securities Limited (KSL), a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, is one of India’s largest full-service stock broking firms catering to retail and institutional investors across all segments of the capital market.

Through a tie-up with partner brokers, the company also provides direct access to the US markets. Supported by a strong research team, robust digital trading platform, large branch network & franchisee base, and referral coordinators spread across Kona Kona of India, KSL processes lakhs of secondary market trades every day.

KSL provides a wide array of services including investment options in equities, derivatives (equities, commodities, currency) and mutual funds. It also offers margin trade funding, depository services and third-party products like insurance.

36.6 lakh customer accounts
182 number of Branches
1265 Franchisees
We cater to customers from 378 cities across India

(All figures are as on 30th September 2021 )

We are corporate members with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). We are also a depository participant with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL).

* Adjudged as the Best Broker by FinanceAsia Country Awards, 2019

* The above numbers are as on December 31, 2019.

Why Demat Account?
  • Mandatory by SEBI
  • Easy Portfolio Management
  • Security of Equity Investments.
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Our Services

So what does investing with India’s largest stock broking firm mean for you as a customer? Well, all your stock broking needs get managed under one roof. No more running from pillar to post, to keep track of your finances!

  • Stock Broking services
    Trade in the Stock Market, invest in IPOs, Mutual Funds or Currency Derivatives using whichever mode that suits you best. Online, offline or even on our stock trading app, we offer stock trading at your fingertips.
  • Portfolio Management services
    Not sure of what stocks to buy or sell? Unable to keep all your investments in one place? Don’t know how to make your money work for you? Our Portfolio Management Service with expert advice is just the answer for your woes.
  • Dual benefit: Stock Brokers + Depository Participants
    Kotak Securities is not just a stock broking firm. We are also participants with depositories like the NSDL and the CSDL. That means you can now execute transactions using our stock broking services and settle your trades using our depository services!
  • Research Expertise
    Benefit from in-depth stock market analysis thanks to our dedicated research division. We publish various sector-specific research, company-specific research, macroeconomic studies, fundamental and technical analysis of stocks that you can avail before investing your hard-earned money.
  • Updated Market Data
    Apart from research that we offer, you benefit from the street smart tips, up-to-the-minute market information and inside news that our extensive sales teams deliver on a daily basis.
  • International Reach
    Your financial interests go beyond India? Don’t worry, so do ours! Kotak Securities has a well-entrenched presence in the Asia Pacific, European, Middle Eastern and American markets. You can trust us with your money in any part of the globe.

We did it first

Helping you invest your money is a job we take very seriously. Which is why we pioneered some of these services. Here’s a quick look:

  • Mobile stock trading app to keep track of your investments on the go
  • Facility of Margin Finance for online stock trading
  • Investing in IPOs and Mutual Funds over the phone
  • SMS alerts before execution of depository transactions
  • AutoInvest - A systematic investing plan in Equities and Mutual funds
  • Provision of margin against securities automatically using shares in your demat account

Awards and Recognition

  • Top Performer: Currency Derivatives (Retail) : Kotak Securities got recognized as "Top Performer in Currency Derivatives (Retail) - 2020-2021" segment by the BSE.
  • Top Performer: SGB : Another milestone reached! Kotak Securities got recognized as the "Top Performer in the SGB - 2020-2021" segment by the BSE.
  • Top Performer: SLB : Scaling the heights of excellence with our eyes at the summit. Kotak Securities got recognized as "Top Performer in the SLB - 2020-2021" segment by the BSE.
  • CFONext100 2020 by CFO India
  • Hiren Vora honoured under the category ‘Excellence in Capital Management’, 2020-21
  • Mukul Rathi honoured under the category ‘Excellence in Capital Management’, 2020-21
  • Best Brokerage India 2018 – by Triple A Asset Country Awards in the Best Advisors South Asia Category
  • Best Retail IPO Bidding Member, 2018 by NSE
  • NSDL Star Performer Award in category “Top Performer in New Accounts Opened – (Non- Bank) – 1st Position 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Best Local Brokerage and Best Overall Country Research, 2016 by Asia Money Brokers Poll
  • Smart Order Routing has been awarded with Finnoviti 2015 by Banking Frontiers
  • Best Brokerage – India by Triple A Asset Asian Country Awards 2018
  • Broker of the Year (India) - The Asian Banker's Financial Markets Business Achievement Awards 2014
  • Overall best Equity Broking House by BSE IPF - D&B Equity Broking Awards for the year 2013
  • Depository Participant of the year by BSE IPF - D&B Equity Broking Awards for the year 2013
  • Top Performer in New Accounts Opened (Non-Bank Category) - NSDL Star Performers Award 2013
  • Fastest growing Equity Broking House by BSE IPF - D&B Equity Broking Awards for the year 2012
  • The Best Equity House in India by FinanceAsia for the year 2012
  • *Best Broker in India by FinanceAsia for 2012, 2010 & 2009
  • UTI MF - CNBC TV18 Financial Advisor Awards - Best Performing Equity Broker (National) for the year 2009
  • Best Brokerage Firm in India by Asiamoney in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006
  • Best Performing Equity Broker in India by CNBC Financial Advisor Awards for 2008
  • Avaya Customer Responsiveness Awards for 2007 & 2006 in the Financial Services Sector
  • The Leading Equity House in India in Thomson Extel Surveys Awards for the year 2007
  • Best Provider of Portfolio Management: Equities by Euromoney for 2007 & 2006
  • Best Equities House In India by Euromoney Award for the year 2005
  • Best Broker in India by FinanceAsia for the year 2005
  • Best Equity House in India by Finance Asia for the year 2004

Here’s a list of some of our recent marketing awards:

  • Bronze for Acquisition campaign in the category of Best Use of Data for New Business & for PPC (HCGBB) in the search category awarded by Campaign India’s Digital Crest Awards, 2016
  • Bronze for Best Single Radio Commercial in Insurance, Banking & Financial services at Golden Mikes Awards 2016 by Exchange4media
  • Gold for Effective Use of Market research, Bronze for Effectiveness in Radio and Bronze for Innovation in Cupshup campaign awarded to Agar Magar Campaign at Asia Pacific Customer Engagement Award 2015 - 16
  • Silver award Best SEO for Website at DMAI 2015
  • Best SEO for Website at India Digital Media Awards (IDMA) 2015

Here’s our recent research award:

  • Favourite Analyst Awards at Research bytes IC Awards 2015 in Research House, Financials, Materials and Multi Sector categories