Budget reaction from Mr. Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich Health Insurance

It’s heartening to note that the budget addresses the headline issues and tries to provide the required sense of direction for higher growth trajectory. We welcome Finance minister’s move to introduce the banking, insurance and pension bills. We are sure this will stimulate growth in the sector and economy as a whole. Read more

Budget reaction from Mr. V Srinivasan, Chief Financial Officer, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

“The Budget has kept a fiscal deficit target of 4.6% for next year. This could translate into bringing the stimulus package down from last year, considering the economy is in a good shape. This will keep inflation in check, add to this the proposal of spending more on infrastructure and education will keep our economy on track to the targeted growth.   Read more

Reactions on Union Budget 2011 from Dr. P. Nandagopal, MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance

The budget is positive in its reform direction. The FM clearly stated that the new legislations regarding Insurance, Pensions and Banking would be tabled in this session of the Parliament. This is a welcome move considering that it took lot of time for evolving the consensus on the proposed reform especially about insurance. Read more

At the 13th Global Conference of Actuaries Actuaries View Every Risk as an Opportunity

The 13th Global Conference of Actuaries (GCA) organised by the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) and the International Actuarial Association [IAA] was inaugurated by Mr. N Rangachary, former Chairman of IRDA. Mr. Peter Akers, Chairperson – 13th GCA Organizing Group welcomed Mr. Rangachary and the delegates. Read more

Budget Expectations for Insurance Industry from Dr. P. Nandagopal, MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance

The insurance industry is looking forward to support from the Government in spreading the benefits of insurance across more and more Indians. The tax incentives should clearly distinguish between short term and long term savings and offer a differential benefit to all those who choose long term of over 10 years. Read more