|Industry||Insurance, Financial services, Travel, Hotel, Real estate|
|Founded||October 25, 1932 |
|D. Basu, Chairman
Sunil Kanti Roy, Managing Director
|Total assets||Rs 2,500 crore|
Its major holding company is Peerless General Finance & Investment Co Ltd, which is the India's largest Registered Residuary Non-banking Company. It has subsidiaries like Peerless Hospital, Bengal Peerless (real estate), Kaizen Holidays, Peerless Hotels, and Peerless Securities.
The Peerless Insurance Company Limited was founded in Narayanganj, Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, soon after he was joined by his friend K. K Chatterjee and they started Provident Fund, with an investment of Rs. 20,000. The company shifted base to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1935, which lead to rapid increase in it's fortunes. The company claims following things on their website: personal finance company for common man; ensures timely maturity payment; good technological backbone; connectivity across India; relationship marketing through Smart Guides; large distribution network comprising 147 offices and 50,000 Smart Guides; employment opportunity through Smart Rojgar; service at customers' doorstep; security; confidence and trust of millions of account holders.
- Dilip Roy (1997). "17. Peerless Group: A Look at the Past and Future". Strategic management: Indian experience. Gyan Books. pp. 241–256. ISBN 81-212-0546-8.