Axis to increase stake in Max Life

Max Life (ML) is a subsidiary of Max Financial Services Limited (MFSL). ML is currently 87% owned by MFSL and 13% by the Axis group. In 2021, Axis Bank had announced the deal for the acquisition of a stake in ML The lender then through its entities, had collectively acquired a 12.99% stake in Max … Read more

Abrdn completely exits out of HDFC Life

As was expected, Abdrn (formerly Standard Life Aberdeen) has finally sold off it’s balance 1.66% stake of HDFC Life. Pre-IPO in 2017, Standard Life (now Abdrn) held 35% stake in the Company. Adrdn has been monetising its investments in India as part of its plans at the parent level to shore up capital reserves in … Read more

Bagchi takes over from Kannan at ICICI Pru Life

N. S. Kannan, current MD & CEO of ICICI Pru Life, is retiring on the completion of his tenure on June 18, 2023. He is being replaced by Anup Bagchi, an old hand with the ICICI group since 1992. Anup has extensive experience across domains and is currently the Executive Director of the ICICI Bank. … Read more

Life insurance firms reported 84.2% rise in first-year premium for April

Life insurance companies reported a robust 84.2% increase in first-year premium to ₹17,939.62 crore for April on the back of a good show by market leader, the Life Insurance Corporation of India. For LIC, the first-year premium rose 141.3% at ₹11,716.70 crore (₹4,856.76 crore), a development that is bound to bring cheer for the behemoth … Read more

LIC IPO: Cabinet approves up to 20% FDI in behemoth insurer LIC

The Cabinet approved on Saturday a policy amendment allowing foreign direct investment of up to 20% in Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC), a government source said, a change aimed at easing the listing of the state-run insurer. India’s biggest insurance company plans to float a stake of 5% to raise about $8 billion next … Read more

lic: Govt eyes over ₹14L cr valuation for LIC in IPO

The government is eyeing a valuation of over Rs 13 lakh crore to Rs 14 lakh crore for state-run Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Although a final decision has not been sealed yet. While several numbers are floating in the market in the run-up to the country’s largest public issue, it is learnt that … Read more