Insurance sector pins hope on new IRDA chief for turnaround

All eyes are now on the new IRDA chairman. With the insurance industry still coming to terms with its lacklustre performance in the past three years during which business fell steadily and pushed a majority of ULIPs and pension products almost off the radar. The hope rests on TS Vijayan’s ability to bring about a turnaround. Read more

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority chief differs with finance ministry over new post

There is a difference of opinion between the chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) and the finance ministry over the creation of a new post in the regulatory body. IRDA chief J Hari Narayan chose to stay away from a meeting to fill the new position even as the panel comprising bureaucrats shortlisted two candidates. Read more