Shri Nandakumar took over the reins of this one Branch business in the year 1986 when his father expired. Since then, it has been a story of unparalleled growth, with new milestones being crossed every year. Manappuram Finance Ltd. was incorporated in 1992 (the original name was Manappuram General Finance and Leasing Limited) with its registered office at Valapad, in the Thrissur District of Kerala. It is India's first listed and highest credit rated gold loan company and widely recognised as a leading wealth creator in the Indian stock market. Since inception, the Company has maintained a consistently rapid pace of growth. Today, it has 3,747 branches across 28 states and UTs with Assets under Management (AUM) of about Rs.13,014 crores, a workforce of about 19,000 and a live customer base of 28.27 lakhs (Data as of 30 June, 2016).