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IDBI Federal posts maiden profit in 5 years

The company expected to launch group pension this fiscal

M Saraswathy  |  Mumbai 

G V Nagaeswara Rao & Aneesh Khanna of IDBI Federal Life Insurance

Private life insurance company has posted a maiden profit of Rs 9.24 crore for financial year 2012-13 in its fifth year of operation. The company has posted a 44% rise in sales of number of new business policies.

G V Nageswara Rao, Managing Director & CEO, said, "Achieving break-even in the fifth year is a significant landmark. We have pursued profitable growth as our company strategy. Our new business premium growth of 23% compares with negative growth of 15% reported by the industry. Our growth rate is one of the highest in the industry, with a large number of posting negative growth. What is even more satisfying is the fact that this achievement comes at a time when the entire life Insurance industry is facing many challenges and growth is hard to come by."

The 13th month persistency of the company stood at 76%. Rao added that they were among the top three players in terms of the 25th, 37th and 49th month persistency. The (Assets under Management) were up by 24% and stood at Rs 2,732 crore.

IDBI Federal started its operations in March 2008 and has a solvency ratio at 491% as against the regulatory requirement of 150%. The company presently has a paid-up share capital of Rs 800 crore. The cost ratio of the company went down from 26% in 2011-12 to 24% in 2012-13.

In terms of the products, while Rao maintained that the company would concentrate on traditional products, the company is looking to launch a product. The company said that this product would be filed with the regulator.

First Published: Tue, June 04 2013. 17:31 IST