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This first-of-its-kind book reflects on life insurance in the current context of globalization and economic reforms and traces the interdependence of life insurance and macro economic factors. It focuses on structural change, market potential and emerging challenges for the Indian Life Insurance industry and also covers the global life insurance industry, regulatory regime, and market friendly practices abroad. Thus it provides a powerful insight into emerging trends in the Life Insurance industry as a whole.
Life Insurance in India: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategic Perspective presents a detailed analysis of several strategic and managerial issues such as product-market relationship, distribution, marketing strategies and funds management and focuses specially on the changing contours of risk management in life insurance. Primary concerns for the post-liberalized industry like structural changes in economy and financial sectors, information explosion, need for competitive management efficiency, etc., have been discussed with suggestive guidelines.
A supplement on analysis of macro economic indicators and their impact on stock market investment make this book a ready manual for any practicing manager. Apart from the general reader, it will also be very useful for regulators and students of Insurance Management and training programmes of Life Insurance companies.
From introducing definitions of financial markets, gross domestic savings and globalisation to charts displaying personal disposable income and life insurance premiums, Sadhak's discussions follow a logical progression from the basic to the complex, neatly tied in with chronology. The data-backed information impartation of the book is both complete and relevantly connected to the author's point of discussion.... A comprehensive listing of relevant legislative, academic and corporate governance text forms an excellent reference for professional perspective add value to the book that targets the growing cadre of insurance managers.
About the Author
H. Sadhak is Dy. Chief Executive Officer (Regulatory Activities), Non- Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority, Botswana. Previously he was an Advisor (Market and Industry) at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai. He has rich experience in financial services industry and has worked in leadership roles in pension fund, mutual fund, life insurance. Prior to joining PwC, Dr Sadhak was the founder MD/CEO of LIC Pension Fund Ltd, Executive Director LIC of India. Dr Sadhak is also an independent researcher and associated with many management institutions and universities as a guest faculty and examiner of PhD work.
Dr Sadhak has held many important posts such as Executive Director with LIC of India (2004-06) and Joint General Manager with LIC Mutual Fund (1989-99). He was also an officer with a public sector bank and a lecturer in economics at a degree college.
In the recent past he was a member/expert of many high power working groups/ technical committees including Technical Committee on Accounting Policy for NPS, PFRDA; Technical Advisory Group, Real Estate Price Index, Government of India; Working Group on Household Savings, 11th Five Year Plan, Government of India; Working Group on Household Savings, 10th Five Year Plan, Government of India; Working Group, Fifth Economic Census, Government of India; Working Group on Insurance Sector Statistics, National Statistics Commission; Founder Convener, Research and Statistics Committee, AMFI.
An accomplished author, Dr Sadhak, has published more than 200 articles/research papers and five well appreciated books--Life Insurance in India: Opportunities, Challenges & Strategic Perspective (SAGE, 2009), Mutual Funds in India: Marketing Strategies and Investment Practices (SAGE, 1997), Role of Entrepreneurs in Backward Areas (1989), Impact of Incentives on Industrial Development in Backward Regions (1986).
He is widely travelled and has delivered lectures in many national and international seminars/conferences in India and abroad. He is a director on the board of many companies and is also associated with many trade and industry associations. He has received many awards for his contribution to research in finance and economic development. Dr Sadhak obtained his PhD (Industrial Finance) from the University of Poona, MA (Economics) from University of Kalyani, West Bengal, and Diploma in Operation Research for Management from University of Mumbai.
He is also a distinguished poet and novelist having 12 collections of published works in Bengali, English and Hindi to his credit.