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Life insurance results 2017
Strategic focus in a challenging market
2017 saw the major European life insurers release strong results, with generally robust capital positions and a theme of returning excess capital to shareholders. Insurers seem increasingly confident in their Solvency II balance sheets, allowing a shift of focus away from capital management to strategic activities designed to improve profitability and shareholder returns, such as M&A.
Areas covered in "Life insurance results 2017 - Strategic focus in a challenging market"
Our latest report "Life insurance results 2017 - Strategic focus in a challenging market" discusses the key themes emerging from the 2017 annual results announcements for a range of UK and Continental European insurers, with a particular focus on the voluntary disclosures of Solvency II and Embedded Value results.
As well as looking back at the 2017 results, we consider the challenges and opportunities for the sector and how we expect insurers’ disclosures to evolve in the future.
What’s on the horizon? Aside from the regulatory landscape, the industry is grappling with a number of challenges and opportunities that will arise over the coming years:
- Data analytics
- IFRS 17
- Change in life insurance product landscape