Bajaj Finance: Strategies of a Lending Giant
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Today, we break down India's largest non-banking financial company, Bajaj Finance. Bajaj has a market cap of over $50 billion, which can largely be attributed to the significant growth over the past two decades. One of the headline numbers that immediately caught my attention from Bajaj is that the loan book compounded 40% from 2009 to 2022. To break down Bajaj I'm joined by Saurabh Mukherjea, the founder and CIO of Marcellus Investment Managers. Saurabh previously joined us for a breakdown on Titan and returned to dive into this specialized lender. Please note: Marcellus also holds shares in Microsoft and Amazon. Register for the Business Breakdowns x Founders Conference. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, where we're changing the game in investment research. Step away from outdated, inefficient methods and into the future with our platform, proudly hosting over 100,000 transcripts – with over 25,000 transcripts added just this year alone. Our platform grows eight times faster and adds twice as much monthly content as our competitors, putting us at the forefront of the industry. Plus, with 75% of private market transcripts available exclusively on Tegus, we offer insights you simply can't find elsewhere. See the difference a vast, quality-driven transcript library makes. Unlock your free trial at This episode is brought to you by Public: Invest in stocks, bonds, options, crypto, and more in one place. A High-Yield Cash Account is a secondary brokerage account with Public Investing, member FINRA/SIPC. Funds from this account are automatically deposited into partner banks where they earn a variable interest and are eligible for FDIC insurance. Neither Public Investing nor any of its affiliates is a bank. US only. Learn more at ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant ( Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:06:00) The Innovative Lending Model of Bajaj Finance (00:10:18) Origins and Evolution of Bajaj Finance (00:19:33) The Competitive Edge: Technology and Culture at Bajaj (00:27:01) Underwriting and Risk Management Strategies (00:29:26) Exploring Bajaj Mall's Competitive Edge (00:32:24) Geographical Expansion and Market Adaptation (00:33:23) Leveraging Mobile Data for Digital Transformation (00:38:12) Financial Model and Profitability Analysis (00:40:27) Customer Retention and Business Segmentation (00:43:23) Strategic Capital Allocation and Growth Plans (00:48:10) Navigating Regulatory Challenges and Future Risks (00:56:14) Key Lessons from Bajaj Finance
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