HDFC Life has stated that they are looking at listing in the Indian equity markets within the next two years. The insurance regulator, IRDA, is in the process of preparing the guidelines for listing for Indian life insurance companies. Chairman of HDFC, Mr Deepak Parekh, mentioned that they would also be looking to raise funds through the FDI route when the FDI ceiling on life insurance is increased from 26% to 49%.
In a separate development, HDFC Life has been ranked as the 40th best place to work for employees in a Great Places to Work Survey. At a time when there is a significant difficulty for attracting human talent to the Life Insurance industry because of the the challenges it is facing, this is indeed a positive development. However, a words of caution here for job aspirants: the team here at PolicyTiger, having been part of organisations which have ranked very well in the Great Places to Work Survey, does not feel that it counts for much!