4Q Earnings Preview: Insurers Face Tough Times
February 1, 2016 by Cyril Tuohy
As the fourth-quarter earnings deadline nears, analysts say the insurance industry is in better shape than it was in 2008 to weather volatile markets and economic weakness.
Capital and liquidity are stronger than they were eight years ago, credit portfolios carry less risk and the carriers with variable annuity exposures have scaled back, a pair of Morgan Stanley analysts said in a research note to investors.
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