LIC IPO: Should retail investors, policy holders and first time investors subscribe?

India's largest IPO by state owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), will open for the general public tomorrow, May 4

On the first day of subscription on Monday, the anchor investor portion of LIC IPO was oversubscribed

The public offering of LIC will run for the public from May 4 to May 9

Most analysts are bullish and have recommended subscribing  to the IPO on cheap valuation

Experts says: LIC IPO looks appealing because it has approximately 30 crore policy holders and 13 lakh agents

The insurance giant has a market share of around 64% of the sector's total insurance premiums in FY21

Life Insurance has been one of the fastest growing segments in India's insurance market with premium income of over ₹5.7 trillion in FY20

Market analysts says, invest for long term view, not short term

LIC IPO size will be around ₹21,000 crore

LIC has set its price band for the Initial Public Offer (IPO) at ₹902 to ₹949 per equity share

Policy holders will get a discount of ₹60 per equity share, while retail investors and employees will get a discount of ₹45 on each share