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ICICI Prudential Life's new strategy fails to click with investors

Decision to adopt an SIP-like model for ULIPs could keep premium flows soft in the near term

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund
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ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

Hamsini Karthik Mumbai
Even after two years of listing, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance (ICICI Pru Life), India’s largest private life insurer, is yet to see meaningful gains.

While the year started on a high note, gains faded with the stock losing about 15 per cent so far.

But the Street remains optimistic. Its leadership position, coupled with undemanding valuations, has kept analysts positive on the stock.

But the insurer is set to face earnings trouble in the near term, thanks to its new strategy with respect to its key equity-linked plans or unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs).

ULIPs constitute over 80 per cent of

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 1:45 AM IST

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