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UK Life Insurers benefit from increased pensions savings

Research by David Masters, a Moody's Senior Analyst.
Because most of the new pensions in 2014 are either defined contribution or group personal pension/stakeholder schemes, these pension assets are likely to accumulate on insurers’ balance sheets and are therefore credit positive for UK life insurers because they will increase insurers’ overall assets under management.
 
The top-line growth of pensions will most likely benefit insurers that already possess a large market share in defined contribution and personal pension/stakeholder schemes, as well as those with an ability to market their pension schemes directly to employees/employers through the workplace. Such groups include Standard Life Assurance Ltd. (financial strength A1 stable), Legal & General Assurance Society Ltd. (financial strength Aa3 negative), Scottish Equitable plc (unrated), Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited (financial strength A1 negative) and Scottish Widows plc (financial strength A2 stable). Exhibit 1 shows the top 10 UK pension providers in 2013 based on total gross premiums written.
 
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RFIB launches Life Reinsurance Unit

The RFIB Life Reinsurance Unit will offer a suite of specialist products including:
• Life Reinsurance
• Annuity Reinsurance
• Financial Reinsurance
• Global Access to Capital Markets
 
Michael Crawcour brings over three decades of experience in the life (re)insurance market to his role. Prior to joining RFIB, Michael served as Divisional Director at BMS where he was responsible for the launch and development of its Life Reinsurance Division. He began his career at CT Bowring Re.
 
Jonathan Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer of RFIB sai...Read More

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Weight: 210 pounds
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Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

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