LIC continues to lose market share to ICICI Pru, HDFC Standard and others

Life Insurance Corporation of India, India’s biggest life insurer, continued to lose new business to private sector players, particularly ICICI Prudential and HDFC Standard, last financial year, according to industry numbers. LIC managed to get 78,000 cr of first-year life-insurance premium out of a total of 113,142 cr, implying a market share of 69.2% of […]

Mutual fund goes light on Bharti Airtel, Idea, ONGC, Cairn India

ICICI Prudential, India’s fifth biggest mutual fund by equity holdings, increased its cash holdings in May by selling most of its holdings in Bharti Airtel and much of its holdings in ONGC, Crompton Greaves, Cairn India, Hindalco and SJVN, publicly available numbers revealed. Mutual funds typically increase cash holdings when they expect share prices to […]