Our assessment of H1 results indicates (i) Moderating new business growth, (ii) Product mix shifting towards protection & away from par-savings, (iii) Margins peaking out, as delta from protection mix increase slowing down, (
The quarter was a mixed bag - (i) new business growth picked up, but driven by lower margin fund management business, (ii) VNB margins improved, but losses from PMJJY led to negative operating variance, (iii) cost ratios & pe
Annual growth of wealth per adult averaged 8% over 2000–18. Prior to 2008, wealth also rose strongly, from $1,830 in 2000 to $5,020 in 2007. After falling 26% in 2008, it rebounded, and grew at an average rate of 7% up to 2
Volume growth has been divergent across segments and OEMs in Q2FY19e with Ashok Leyland, Bajaj and TVS expected to deliver 20%+ revenue growth and single-digit growth for others, partly on account of a delayed festive season.
Pricing and costs are stable with no incremental noise bytes from CERC on pricing. We believe IEX is in a sweet spot as it benefits from the rise in short-term traded volumes and market share gains from bilateral traders. The