Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2013 (Revised November 2013)

Growing Financial Services in India: Aditya Birla Financial Services Group

by Paul M. Healy and Rachna Tahilyani

Abstract

Aditya Birla Financial Services Group is a large, broad-based, Indian financial services institution offering products ranging from life insurance and mutual funds to private equity. The company has witnessed a turnaround in recent years and regained lost market share. However, in recent years, concerns about investor protection has increased financial sector regulatory oversight specifically in the asset management and life insurance space and changed the rules of the game. Additionally, the central bank has invited new banks to apply for licenses to operate in the country. In the face of these changes, the company has to figure out what its strategy should be to realize its vision of becoming a leading integrated financial services player offering customers a menu of products that support their needs at different stages of their life.

Keywords: regulatory environment; Finance; Asset Management; Business Growth and Maturation; Transformation; Leadership Development; Leadership Style; Business Processes; Organizational Structure; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Competitive Strategy; Diversification; Segmentation; Financial Services Industry; Insurance Industry; India;

Citation:

Healy, Paul M., and Rachna Tahilyani. "Growing Financial Services in India: Aditya Birla Financial Services Group." Harvard Business School Case 113-059, April 2013. (Revised November 2013.)