How has business been in September after the regulatory changes were introduced?

Business has been a bit slow in September. But it was expected. ULIPs were withdrawn. New ULIPs were introduced. It takes about two weeks to train, explain the features and changes to the agents and distributors. For us, even pre-September, there was not much spike. We grew at a normal pace only. We did not sell our policies to people saying that unit-linked policies will not be available before September. We have introduced two ULIPs post-September. Each of them has a regular premium and a single premium option.

SEBI, IRDA working on insurance IPOs

Life insurance majors like SBI Life Insurance, HDFC Standard Life, Reliance Life and ICICI Prudential may be able to launch initial public offers in the current fiscal itself as the insurance regulator IRDA and capital market regulator SEBI, fresh out of a turf war, have resumed the process for listing these companies. The necessary guidelines are under preparation.