All posts tagged India

3 Feb 2017

Swiss Re receives branch license to offer reinsurance in India


Swiss Re has received the approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to open a branch in Mumbai. With the composite branch license, Swiss Re will be able to operate in India and offer both non-life and life and health reinsurance solutions directly to clients and brokers in the country.

As the Indian insurance sector is poised for strong growth with an average annual growth rate of 8 percent from 2017 to 2025[1], Swiss Re is among the first five foreign reinsurance companies to obtain a license to sell reinsurance in India. Swiss Re’s newly licensed entity, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, India Branch, will begin its operation effective from 1 February 2017.

28 Dec 2016

New business models to drive growth for Desi Brands in 2017


As the year comes to an end, many people have asked me about my predictions for the next year. As I was thinking of what would drive 2017, three separate brand encounters gave me the answers to my questions. In all three the desi brands had taken a traditional business model and turned it around to give an exceptional experience to customers.

29 Sep 2016

92 % of the world inhaling polluted air says WHO report


When I was in school, my good friend Ankur told me something very interesting. He said students in the American School in Delhi had an advisory not to come out in the morning between 8-10 AM and in the evening between 4-6 PM. He remarked that it was because of the pollution on the streets and the school he claimed believed that pollution affected the development of the children. I never went on to verify these claims and accepted them as maybe the norm.


18 Sep 2016

Fitness Tracker Market in India

Some time ago I did a phqdefaultiece on Healthcare India on the Wearable fitness device adoption in India. Some excerpts from that piece.

The wearable market is set to explode in India, with growth in the range of 40 %. Most of the market share is held by two firms. GOQii with almost 16 % market share and Xiomi with 10 % market share. GOQii is leading on the low end wearable health trackers with most of its share coming from the commercial (Corporate) segment.