‘I expect market conditions to remain tough in 2013 also’
Insurance IPO norms are out but there are no signs of any IPO. When is your IPO?
There are three things required for us to go public. First, we were waiting for IPO norms to come out. That has happened. The second issue is that we are waiting for the insurance Bill to be clarified. There are several question marks here. Will FDI in insurance go up from 26 to 49 per cent? Will FIIs be allowed to invest? Nothing is happening on this front now. Third, the new business margin. We declared a new business margin of 10.5 per cent. For us to go for an IPO, we need the new business margin to go up and growth to come back. For margin to go up, the growth has to come back. If we can sustain it, we can launch at that time and get the right valuation.
What do you want the government to do about the Bill?
The government has given various assurances in the last 10 years. If they have given some assurances they should do something about it. Clear this impasse. If
Be the first to comment.