Wunderman Thompson Mumbai puts the spotlight on mutual fund distributors for AMFI

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The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has unveiled its ambitious Mutual Funds Distributor Recruitment Campaign, ‘Karein Shuru?’. Created by Wunderman Thompson Mumbai, the campaign includes TV films to reinforce the need and attractiveness of Mutual Funds Distribution as a career option with long term earning potential for individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations.

The launch includes four TVCs depicting how individuals from different walks of life – from fresh college graduates, individuals in rural India, mid-career professionals or small business owners and entrepreneurs – have opted for Mutual Fund Distribution as a profession. It showcases the attractive career opportunity with its productive earning potential, benefitting not only themselves, but in the process earning goodwill from the members of society who they serve as a Mutual Funds Distributor. The campaign targets, fresh graduates, enterprising individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations.

A Balasubramanian, Chairman, AMFI, said: “The Indian Mutual Funds industry has the potential to cross INR 100 trillion in AUM before 2030. With only about 1.25 lakh Mutual Funds Distributors as of now, the reach of intermediaries is limited. Given this under-penetration, we expect and hope that the “Karein Shuru?” campaign would help the Indian Mutual Fund industry to onboard more distributors and reach out to a larger investor base across the country.”

“Becoming a Mutual Funds Distributor needs less than Rs. 5000/- as initial investment,” says Balasubramanian, “Over time a combination of legacy business, new flows, and market appreciation could help Mutual Fund Distributors grow their earnings at an exponential rate. Market appreciation alone would have grown a MFD’s earnings from X to 16X over the past 20 years.”

N S Venkatesh, Chief Executive, AMFI, said: “Our in-house research revealed that increasing number of individuals today aspire to have good earnings and yet be their own boss, and even help in serving the society at large. Our unique, “Karein Shuru?” campaign would precisely help these individuals achieve this aspiration. As a Mutual Funds Distributor, they can help their clients generate wealth over the long term and in turn be rewarded with an enriching career.”

Samarth Shrivastava, Sr. VP & Executive Business Director, WT Mumbai, said: “The campaign is designed to build consideration for an active career option when people are forming decisions about choosing a career path. We dug deeper in our study phase to understand the pain points & highlights of this profession and really nuanced our storytelling to the ground realities attached to this profession which you will see in a series of films targeting different target groups & ethnicities.”

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Credits
Agency: Wunderman Thompson Mumbai
Managing Partner: Anurag Tandon
Regional Creative Director: Tista Sen
National Planning Director: Shaziya Khan
Senior VP & EBD: Samarth Shrivastava
Senior VP & Global ECD: Hanoz Mogrelia
Vice President: Abhay Godbole
Sr. Account Director: Neha Singh
Sr. Creative Director: Kashyap Joshi
Film Producer : Asmit Chachad
Creative Director: Rohan More
Creative Supervisor: Sujay Joshi
Sr. Account Executive: Swastika Digha

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