|[March 20, 2014]
Best's Briefing: Improved Operating Results Drove U.S. Life/Annuity Capital Moves in 2013
OLDWICK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
A.M. Best's analysis of 20 publicly traded, U.S.-based
life/annuity companies shows the increased ability and willingness of
management to return excess capital to shareholders through share
repurchases and cash dividend payouts. Since 2009, insurers have
returned more than $33 billion (38% of industry operating earnings) to
investors through capital management activity. This is expected to
continue in 2014 as life insurers have shown increased profitability and
improved balance sheet strength, and they have sizable share repurchase
program in place.
To access the full, complimentary copy of this briefing, please visit http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/purchase.asp?record_code=222470.
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