Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd is a 74:26 joint venture between Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., its affiliates and Old Mutual plc. The company started operations in 2001, and strives to offer its customers outstanding value through high customer empathy, consistent and benchmarked service and a suite of products that leverage the combined prowess of protection and long term savings. The company covers over 4 million lives and is one of the fastest growing insurance companies in India.
Established in 1985, the Kotak Mahindra group is one of India's leading financial services conglomerates. In February 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. (KMFL), the Group's flagship company, received a banking license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). With this, KMFL became the first non-banking finance company in India to become a bank - Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited.
The consolidated balance sheet of Kotak Mahindra group is over Rs. 1 lakh crore and the consolidated net worth of the Group stands at Rs. 13,943 crore (approx US$ 2.6 billion) as on September 30, 2012. The Group offers a wide range of financial services that encompass every sphere of life. From commercial banking, to stock broking, mutual funds, life insurance and investment banking, the Group caters to the diverse financial needs of individuals and the corporate sector. The Group has a wide distribution network through branches and franchisees across India, and international offices in London, New York, California, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Mauritius and Singapore. For more information, please visit the company's website athttp://www.kotak.com.
Old Mutual is an international long-term savings, protection and investment group. Originating in South Africa in 1845, the group provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance to more than 12 million customers in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Old Mutual has been listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, among others, since 1999. In the year ended 31 December 2011, the group reported adjusted operating profit before tax of £1.5 billion (on an IFRS basis) and had £267 billion of funds under management from core operations. For further information on Old Mutual plc, please visit the corporate website atwww.oldmutual.com.
Apart from common beliefs, values and objectives we believe in the vision of a better tomorrow. It is this deep veneer of faith that has brought us together and fortified our bond.
Our customers will enjoy the benefits of dealing with a global Indian brand that best understands their needs and delivers customised pragmatic solutions across multiple platforms. We will be a world-class Indian financial services group. Our technology and best practices will be benchmarked along international lines while our understanding of customers will be uniquely Indian. We will be more than a repository of our customers' savings. We, the group, will be a single window to every financial service in a customer's universe.
A culture of empowerment coupled with a spirit of enterprise, attracts bright minds with an entrepreneurial streak to join us and stay with us. Working with a home-grown, professionally-managed company, which has partnerships with international leaders, gives our people a perspective that is universal as well as unique.
We will create an ethos of trust across all our constituents. Adhering to high standards of compliance and corporate governance will be an integral part of building trust.
Value creation rather than size alone will be our business driver.