SBI Life Insurance Company

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SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd
Joint Venture
Traded as BSE540719
Industry Insurance
Founded March 2001[1]
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people
Mr. Arijit Basu, MD & CEO
Products Life insurance
Owner SBI, BNP Paribas
Number of employees
12,000+ on-roll employees and 94,000 agents
Website Sbi Life

SBI Life Insurance is a joint venture life insurance company between State Bank of India (SBI), the largest state-owned banking and financial services company in India, and BNP Paribas Cardif. BNP Paribas is a French multinational bank and financial services company with global headquarters in Paris. SBI owns 70.1% of the total capital and BNP Paribas Cardif 26% of the capital. Other investors are Value Line Pte. Ltd. and MacRitchie Investments Pte. Ltd., holding 1.95% of the total capital each. SBI Life Insurance has an authorized capital of 20 billion (US$310 million)and a paid up capital of 10 billion (US$160 million). SBI Life Insurance also features in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations. [2]

In 2007, CRISIL Ltd, a subsidiary of global rating agency Standard & Poor's, gave the company a AAA/Stable/P1+ rating.[3][4]


SBI life insurance is private company, SBI Life started as a joint venture with BNP Paribas in 2001. While in its initial stage its business was mainly from bancassurance channel, now it is developing its own agency team for selling its life insurance products.


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