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Doha Brokerage & Financial Services Ltd, the flagship company of the DBFS group had its origin in 1992 as one the first corporate brokerages in India and one of the leading financial service companies in the country. Select group, as it was known then had a very humble beginning with branches in select locations in Kerala, had the ambition and the vision to expand the network and services beyond the boundaries of the God’s own country. With this vision in mind, the company took over a firm with national presence in 2003. Under the astute leadership and vision of the directors, Select group under its new brand name Investnet, had over 100 branches in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra in short period of time. Subsequent to the tie-up with Doha Bank of Qatar, the Select group of companies was rechristened as Doha Brokerage and Financial Services Ltd (DBFS).
Today the group has diversified into the entire spectrum of brokerage and related financial services and today it showcases a wide range of products and services. Departing from the traditional brokerage, the group pursues a total wealth management and investment centered approach. The group has a network of over 280 branches spread across India and offices in Middle East. DBFS has trading licenses in BSE and NSE for cash and derivative segment. We have memberships in premier commodity exchanges like MCX, NMCE and NCDEX. We also have memberships in NSE and MCX SX for trading in currency futures. DBFS group has also membership in DGCX Dubai, where we offer facilities for trading in international commodity and currency segment. As a depository participant with CDSL, DBFS offers depository services for its clientele. A SEBI registered Portfolio Manager, the PMS returns at DBFS betters the returns of benchmark indices (Nifty and Sensex). DBFS has also launched NBFC products for their clients.
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Research and Advisory Capabilities

The competent, professional research team of DBFS is always committed to building and managing the financial assets of its customers. By providing security information and trading calls on a real time basis through trading terminals, DBFS is always committed to remain a step ahead of other brokerage firms.

Technology innovations

The brokerage industry, today, is driven by sophisticated technology. The IT and telecom revolution has brought in a brave new world in knowledge sharing and customer service. DBFS is always committed to bring the best of these conveniences to its customers. The group has acquired the latest cutting-edge technology for front end trading and back office processing. This enhances quality and speed of services. This also enables centralized monitoring and risk management up to client level, online back office support at the branch level and real time customer support through internet.

Qualified, trained and motivated manpower

DBFS employs a large number of qualified professionals who are motivated and adequately trained to service the customers efficiently and competently.

Distribution Network

DBFS has a network of over 180 branches. Thus, the company is poised to reach out to more customers, offer the most competitive brokerage and terms to its customers. As the company has already invested in a technology platform which is scalable to any new location without additional investment, the group is gearing up to increase the branch network exponentially.

Corporate Vision

We want to remain as the leading, trusted total financial services provider, wherever we operate, by maintaining superior technological and service standards, and by keeping trust and transparency as our core values.
We are committed to create and enhance wealth for corporate and retail customers, by delivering cutting-edge financial solutions which suit their specific needs.

Future Plans

The promise of a better future
DBFS is always keen in stretching its horizons to explore into newer areas of services and solutions. Because, in a fast paced world, customer expectations and requirements are growing, at an equal pace. To take on the challenging needs, DBFS is rolling out a host of new products and services. The company is gearing up to widen its presence, both in India and overseas, with the support of its strategic partner.

Group Companies

1. Doha Brokerage & Financial Services Limited
SEBI Registered Portfolio Manager

2. DBFS Securities Limited (Formerly Select Stock Brokers Ltd.)
Member of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE)
Member – Bombay Stock Exchange Limited
SEBI approved Depository Participant with Central Depository Services Ltd.

3. DBFS Derivatives & Commodities Ltd. (formerly Select Derivatives & Commodities (I) Ltd.)
The company provides commodity futures trading platform through its membership in all the premier commodity exchanges in India.

4. DBFS Commodities DMCC (Formerly Select Commodities DMCC)
Incorporated for DUBAI operations
Subsidiary of Select Derivatives & Commodities.
Member of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX)

5. DBFS Finance & Leasing (I) Ltd. (Formerly SSL Finance & Leasing (I) Ltd.)
Company for non-banking financial services.

Strategic Partner

Expertise, through global knowledge partnership
Enjoying a strategic tie-up with Doha Bank, DBFS is now poised to offer world-class investment, wealth management and other financial solutions. For our customers, this would mean taking maximum advantage of the major leap that is happening in the domestic financial services sector.
Doha Bank, with its reach and technological excellence, will provide the necessary momentum to take the company off to the next level. With Doha Bank as its strategic partner, DBFS is all set to commit huge investments into the market.

The Team

  • Dr. R Seetharaman, Chairman (Group CEO,Doha Bank)
  • Mr. Prince George, Managing Director
  • Mr. Binny C Thomas, Whole time Director
  • Mr. Suresh Yezhuvath, Whole time Director
  • Mr. Paul Thomas, Whole time Director
  • Mr. Ganesan Ramakrishnan (Doha Bank Nominee)
  • Mr. C K Krishnan (Doha Bank Nominee)
  • Mr. J Kurian Nellanickal
  • Prof. Jose T Pampackal
  • Mrs. Lisa Jose Pampackal


Exchange Membership Nos. (Group Cos.) NSE: 13232 | BSE: 3298 | MCX-SX: 35300 | NCDEX 00136 | MCX 28655 | NMCE CL0119
SEBI Regn. Nos. (Group Cos.) NSE EQ: INB231323230 | NSE F&O: INF231323230 | NSE CDS: INE231323230 |
BSE EQ: INB011323236 | MCX-SX CDS: INE261323230 | PMS: INP000003302 | CDSL DP ID: 12032800