Life insurers experienced a good year in 2011 and are likely to see more success in 2012, according to a new report from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.
The company’s “2012 Life Insurance Outlook” found that the life insurance industry
saw top-line growth in 2011, along with resilient margins and increased capital management.
For most insurers, capital gains hovered at or near record highs, while capital management increased for the year, the study said.
In 2012, life insurers are expected to experience continued growth and demonstrate capital management and EPS growth, according to the study.
The company predicted that Prudential Financial
will continue to see good EPS growth next year due to its Japanese franchise.
Meanwhile, Ameriprise Financial saw good balance sheet performance in 2011 and adapted its advisor model to increase profitability, the study found.