Economy Hurts Life/Health Yields

Mirabella, Rosemarie
October 2009
Best's Review;Oct2009, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p79
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of the 2008-2009 global economic crisis on the investment yields of most life and health insurers in the U.S. Study shows that there are 20 out of the top 25 companies which had declining investment yields in 2008. Such decline was said to be the result of the widening credit spreads during the fourth quarter of 2008. Companies with larger equity market exposures increased their cash and short-term positions in response to the crisis.


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