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    Highfields Capital exits its position in Broadcom

    Highfields Capital sold its position in BRCM in the third quarter. The position accounted for 1.66% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. Broadcom makes semiconductors for wired and wireless communications.

    By Diana Key
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    AstraZeneca Issued High-Grade Bonds to Acquire ZS Pharma

    Last week, AstraZeneca issued A2/A rated high-grade bonds worth $6.0 billion to fund the acquisition of ZS Pharma (ZSPH).

    By Lynn Noah
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    A Look at the PGIM Ultra-Short Bond ETF

    PGIM, which distributes Prudential Financial’s (PRU) retail products, has introduced the PGIM Ultra-Short Bond ETF, an actively managed fund focusing on capital appreciation and income generation.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Prudential’s Planning for Its Investment Management Business

    Prudential’s investment management division is deploying money to expand its offerings and reach.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Allianz Reports 11% Revenue Growth Backed by Insurance Business

    Allianz Group offer property casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and asset management products and services in over 70 countries. The company’s major operations are in Europe.

    By Robert Karr
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    Prudential’s International Insurance Aims to Expand Reach

    In 4Q17, Prudential Financial’s (PRU) life planner operations’ adjusted operating income fell to $383 million from $395 million in 4Q16 due to foreign currency exchange, policies, and increased expenses.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows in Week Ended November 25

    For the week ended November 25, investment-grade bond funds saw net outflows of $1.46 billion after witnessing two consecutive weeks of inflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    What Analysts Are Saying about Prudential Financial

    Of the 18 analysts covering Prudential Financial (PRU) in April 2018, six have recommended “strong buy,” five have recommended “buy,” and seven have recommended “hold.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Highfields Capital Management’s positions in 3Q14

    Highfields Capital Management LP is based in Boston. The fund was founded by Jonathon Jacobson in 1998. The fund’s US long portfolio declined slightly to $12.8 billion in the third quarter.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG Posted a Huge Loss in 4Q17

    AIG (AIG) reported a net loss of $6.66 billion in 4Q17—compared to a loss of $3 billion in 4Q16.

    By Peter Barnes
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    How insurers manage their capital requirements

    A company managing higher risk products must maintain a higher level of minimum capital compared to a company with a relatively lower level of risk.

    By Sean Millard
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    How investment income drives profit

    The impact of interest rate movements is lower in the P&C segment, as their products can be repriced annually to keep in line with interest rate movements.

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    How key drivers impact insurance sales

    For P&C insurers such as AIG and ACE, various mandatory requirements may drive sales of vehicle, workers’ compensation, and homeowners insurance.

    By Sean Millard
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    An insurer’s investments: Dominated by debt securities

    A large portion of an insurer’s balance sheet contains lower-risk assets such as government bonds and high-grade corporate bonds.

    By Sean Millard
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    The US insurance industry: Largest in the world

    Insurance premiums have grown at a modest pace after a dip in 2009 due to the financial crisis, which the industry was able to navigate.

    By Sean Millard
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    Life insurance, P&C insurance, and reinsurance

    P&C products have commoditized characteristics, resulting in sharp competition in the market and business cycles. AIG and ACE are key players in this space.

    By Sean Millard
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    How valuation of insurance companies works

    Financial market movements not only impact income from invested assets, but also the value of assets carried at fair value on an insurer’s balance sheet.

    By Sean Millard
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    How insurers are targeting new growth avenues

    US insurance M&A activity picked up in 2014 after a two-year dip, as insurers try to capture growth opportunities in domestic and foreign markets.

    By Sean Millard
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    Why should you invest in insurance ETFs?

    Insurance ETFs are poised to gain from industry growth. As interest rates improve, insurers should see better earnings due to higher investment returns.

    By Sean Millard
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    How Prudential Financial’s Valuations Stack Up Compared to Peers

    The price-to-book ratio of Prudential Financial (PRU) stood at 0.85x on an NTM (next-12-month) basis, which is lower than the peer average of 1.22x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What to Expect from Berkshire Hathaway’s 1Q18 Earnings

    In this series, we’ll look into Berkshire Hathaway’s 1Q18 expected divisional performance along with a variety of other factors.

    By Robert Karr
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    What Are Prudential Financial’s Valuations?

    Prudential Financial’s (PRU) price-to-earnings ratio is 8.93x on an NTM (next-12-month). The average for its peer group is 11.0x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding the Performance of MetLife’s Holdings Division

    MetLife’s (MET) holdings division saw a substantial rise in its operating earnings from $500 million in the first nine months of 2016 to $1.0 billion in the first nine months of 2017.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Will MET’s Property and Casualty, Asia Businesses Fare?

    MetLife’s (MET) property and casualty (or P&C) business is expected to show an upward trend in 2018.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Underwriting May Help Berkshire’s Insurance Division

    Claims could subside The insurance sector (IYF) faced headwinds and losses in 3Q17 due to hurricanes across the US East Coast. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), AIG (AIG), Prudential Financial (PRU), MetLife (MET), and other reinsurers faced headwinds and underwriting losses in 3Q17, which were partially offset by gains from debt and equity investments. In 4Q17, claims are […]

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How MetLife’s Valuation Compares

    Lower valuation multiple MetLife (MET) has a next-12-month price-to-earnings ratio of 11.3x, lower than peers’ average ratio of 15.1x. Peers (XLF) CNO Financial Group (CNO), Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), and Arch Capital Group (ACGL) have ratios of 15.5x, 14.8x, and 14.9x, respectively. The spin-off of BrightHouse Financial (BHF) has led to substantial separation expenses, which […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why MetLife May Have Strong Growth Potential

    Long-term growth potential MetLife (MET) may have strong long-term growth potential. While the company posted strong numbers in 3Q17, its results were impacted by separation expenses of $1.1 billion related to the BrightHouse Financial (BHF) spin-off. MetLife’s 3Q17 results were boosted by its international businesses, especially the Latin America division. How shareholders could benefit MetLife is focused […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Berkshire’s Insurance Segment Hurting Performance in Medium Term

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) has missed estimates in six out of seven quarters mainly due to the weaker performance of the insurance sector.

    By Robert Karr
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    American International Group’s Total Expenses Rise in 3Q17

    Total expenses rise American International Group’s (AIG) total benefits, losses, and expenses rose a substantial 20% from $12.1 billion in 3Q16 to $14.6 billion in 3Q17. This rise was mainly due to policyholder benefits and losses rising. In 3Q17, AIG incurred policyholder benefits and losses of $10.3 billion, compared with $7.5 billion in 3Q16, a […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Chubb’s Net Investment Income Rose in 1H17

    Chubb Limited (CB) reported net investment income of ~$1.5 billion in 1H17 compared to ~$1.4 billion in 1H16, reflecting a 9.6% increase. CB generated an 11% return on equity on a trailing-12-month basis.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding AIG’s Reshuffling and Technology Initiatives

    Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG), has taken a major step by reshuffling the company into three units.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    AIG in 3Q17: What We Can Expect

    American International Group (AIG) is expected to announce its earnings for 3Q17 on November 2, 2017. Wall Street analysts have provided a high estimate of $0.90 for AIG’s 3Q17 EPS.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Where MetLife’s Expected Total Dividend for 2017 Stands next to Allstate’s

    In 2017, MetLife (MET) is expected to declare a total dividend of $1.61 per share, representing an increase of 1.9% from the total dividend it declared in 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Else Could Make This an Expensive Year for Insurance Giants?

    US insurance giants (IYF) are expected to witness costs in the range of $20 billion–$65 billion stemming from the effects Hurricane Irma.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Insurance after Harvey and Irma

    Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in late August 2017, causing damages totaling $180 billion, but Irma could be even more expensive.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What’s Happening with AIG’s Commercial Insurance Division?

    From January 2016–June 2016, AIG managed to report total operating revenues of $10.8 billion—a 15% YoY fall, primarily due to lower premiums in 1H17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    These Insurance Giants Have Seen Declines in Their Total Revenues

    In 1H17, Prudential Financial (PRU) generated total revenues of $27.1 billion—a year-over-year decline of ~5.8%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Led to Chubb’s Premium Valuations?

    Wall Street analysts have given a one-year price target of $157.53 on Chubb (CB), an increase of 11.4% from the current price level.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Chubb’s Life Insurance Division Fared

    Chubb’s (CB) life insurance division has posted net premiums written of $523 million in 2Q17 as compared to $527 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Chubb’s Overseas General Insurance Division Performed

    Chubb’s (CB) Overseas General Insurance division saw a decline in its net premiums written in 2Q17 from $2.01 billion as compared to $2.03 billion in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How CB’s North America Personal Property Insurance Segment Performed

    Chubb Limited (CB) has witnessed a rise of 2.0% in its net premiums written in 2Q17 as compared to 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Chubb Beat EPS Estimates but Missed Revenue Estimates

    Chubb (CB) reported earnings per share (or EPS) of $2.50 in 2Q17, which beat Wall Street analyst estimates of $2.47.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Prudential’s Discounted Valuations in 2Q17

    Wall Street analysts recommended a one-year price target of $116.07 per share on Prudential Financial (PRU), reflecting an increase of ~14.1% from the current price.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    A Look at Prudential Financial’s Dividends in 2017

    In 2016, Prudential Financial (PRU) declared total dividends of $2.80 per share. In 2017, the company is expected to declare total dividends of $3.06 per share.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Insights into Prudential’s International Insurance Division

    Prudential Financial’s (PRU) Life Planner division experienced an increase in its earnings in 2Q17 compared to 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Wall Street Analysts View AIG

    American International Group (AIG) is covered by 18 analysts, out of which seven analysts gave “strong buy” ratings on the stock.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Prudential’s Group Insurance and Individual Life Earnings

    In 2Q17, on the basis of annualized new business premiums, sales in Prudential’s Individual Life business stood at $153 million, reflecting a marginal decline of ~3.8% year-over-year.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why AIG Discounted Its Valuations in 2017

    Wall Street analysts have given a one-year price target of $70.00 on American International Group (AIG), which reflects an ~14.1% increase from the current price.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why Earnings Rose in Prudential’s Asset Management Business

    In 2Q17, earnings from Prudential’s asset management business stood at $218 million compared to $207 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Insights on AIG’s Share Repurchases

    In 2Q16, AIG reported operating general operating expenses (or GOE) of $2.4 billion, which the company reduced by $191.0 million. It reported GOE of $2.2 billion in 2Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Analyzing Prudential’s Individual Annuities and Retirement Businesses

    After excluding market-driven and discrete items, earnings from Prudential Financial’s individual annuities stood at $512 million in 2Q17 compared to $375 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding AIG’s Dividend Distribution in 2017

    AIG is expected to declare dividends of $1.33 per share in 2017, reflecting a rise of ~38.5% from the total dividends declared in 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Prudential Misses Earnings Estimates, Net Income Falls Year-over-Year

    In 2Q17, Prudential Financial (PRU) reported 2Q17 net income of $491 million compared to $921 million in 2Q16. Its 2Q17 earnings per share of $2.09 missed the estimate of $2.70.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Analyzing AIG’s Life and Personal Insurance Business

    AIG’s pretax operating income for personal insurance stood at $330 million in 2Q17. In 2Q16, it stood at $152 million.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG’s Individual and Group Retirement Businesses amid Strong Equity Markets

    American International Group’s (AIG) Consumer Business division reported pretax operating income of ~$1.3 billion in 2Q17 compared to $948.0 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why AIG’s Commercial Business Segment’s Operating Income Fell in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, the pretax operating income of AIG’s Commercial Business division stood at $716 million compared to $941 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why AIG’s Net Income Fell on a Year-over-Year Basis

    AIG is expected to post earnings per share of $1.22 in 3Q17, an ~20.3% decline from its 2Q17 earnings. AIG is expected to report revenues of ~$11.8 billion in 3Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Reinsurance, P&C Weigh on AIG’s Commercial Business

    AIG’s Commercial division saw a loss ratio of 71.9 in 1Q17. AIG saw its book value expand ~2.5% in 1Q17 on a year-over-year basis.

    By Robert Karr
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    AIG’s Restructuring Costs Consistent amid Strategic Transactions

    In 4Q16, American International Group (AIG) spent $206.0 million on restructuring initiatives that target inefficiencies and expense reduction.

    By Robert Karr
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    Why AIG Rose 14% in a Quarter despite Missing Estimates

    In this series, we’ll study AIG’s expected performance, investment profitability, operating divisions, expansion, balance sheet, dividends, and valuations.

    By Robert Karr
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    What to Expect from Berkshire Hathaway’s Earnings

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) is expected to post EPS (earnings per share) of $2,829 per share in 4Q16 and $2,880 in 1Q17.

    By Robert Karr
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    Prudential Rewarded Shareholders with $930 Million in 3Q16

    In 3Q16, the company returned $930.0 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and buybacks.

    By Robert Karr
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    Berkshire’s Insurance Falls on Reinsurance and GEICO in 3Q

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) saw underwriting revenues rise on a year-over-year basis in 3Q16 to $12.4 billion.

    By Robert Karr
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    Buffett’s Berkshire Misses Estimates amid Volatile Environment

    Berkshire Hathaway reported its third quarter earnings on November 5, 2016. The company missed analysts’ operating earnings per share estimates of $3,022 with reported EPS of $2,951.

    By Robert Karr
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    AIG’s Consumer Insurance Benefits from Hedge Funds, Underwriting

    American International Group’s (AIG) Consumer Insurance division recorded a rise in pretax operating earnings in 3Q16. The division’s pretax operating income rose to ~$1.4 billion compared with ~$657 million in 3Q15.

    By Robert Karr
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    AIG’s Restructuring Initiatives to Take Further Shape in 3Q

    American International Group (AIG) has announced that it will spend $500 million on restructuring initiatives.

    By Robert Karr
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    Prudential Returns $700 Million in Payouts to Shareholders

    Prudential Financial has been very consistent with dividend payouts to shareholders, which makes it a very strong prospect for long-term value investors.

    By Robert Karr
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    Berkshire Hathaway’s Insurance Rises on GEICO, Primary Group in 2Q

    Berkshire Hathaway’s statutory surplus for its insurance businesses was $124 billion on December 31, 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Berkshire Hathaway’s Service and Retailing Segment under Pressure

    In 1Q16, Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK-B) service and retailing division’s profits declined to $324 million from $384 million during the same quarter of 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Prudential Remains Prudent on Returning Capital to Shareholders

    Prudential Financial (PRU) has been very consistent with dividend payouts to shareholders, which makes the stock a very strong prospect for long-term value investors.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does a Rate Hike Impact Insurance Stocks?

    Interest rates are a key performance driver for life insurance companies, affecting their margins, hedging costs, and product sales.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    How to Pick a Life Insurance Policy

    Term life insurance provides guaranteed benefits to beneficiaries for a specific period of time in case of the sudden death of the insured person.

    By Peter Barnes
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    What Are the Different Types of Life Insurance Policies?

    Life insurance (PRU) (MET) policies come in various forms that cater to people in different age groups and with different financial goals.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How GEICO Helped Berkshire’s Insurance Deliver Strong Numbers

    Berkshire Hathaway’s commercial lines business has expanded by 125% over the past five years to $5.6 billion through acquisitions and organic growth.

    By Robert Karr
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    Berkshire Is Expected to Post Strong Earnings in 1Q16

    Berkshire Hathaway’s stock has risen by 9% over the past month. In comparison, SPY has risen by 7% over the past month.

    By Robert Karr
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    Could the Interest Rate Hike Boost Berkshire’s Insurance Income?

    The recent increase in the interest rates will likely boost the Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance income.

    By Robert Karr
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    How Buffett Keeps Expanding Services at Berkshire Hathaway

    Berkshire Hathaway’s service and retailing revenues increased to $6.2 billion during 3Q15, compared to $3.5 billion in the prior year’s quarter.

    By Robert Karr
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    Rising Interest Rates, Banks, and Insurance Companies

    Banking stocks are expected to benefit from higher interest rates, but not immediately. Also, rising interest rates would be countered by higher existing liquidity.

    By Robert Karr
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    The December FOMC Meeting: 3 Possible Scenarios

    The FOMC meets on December 15–16 to decide whether a rate hike takes place in 2015 or not.

    By David Ashworth
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    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Rose on the Week

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $32.9 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ending November 13, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    A Scenario Analysis: What if the Federal Reserve Were To…

    Policymakers from the Fed will meet a little over a month from now. The Treasuries yield curve would be directly impacted by any tinkering with interest rates.

    By David Ashworth
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    Berkshire Hathaway: Record Third Quarter on Gain from Heinz

    Berkshire Hathaway reported its 3Q15 earnings on November 6. With operating income per share of $2,769, the company beat Wall Street analysts’ estimate.

    By Robert Karr
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    Bill Gross: The Fed Needs to ‘Get off Zero and Get off Quick’

    Bill Gross’ outlook for October recommended that global central bankers with economies running on zero interest rates should “get off zero and get off quick.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    What Baggage Comes with a Zero Interest Rate Policy?

    In his Investment Outlook for October 2015, Bill Gross highlights how the ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) acts as a “sinker” to economy growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Fund Managers

    Magnetar Eliminates Exposure to MetLife

    MetLife (MET) is a global insurance company that operates in several countries around the world. It reported operating earnings of $1.6 billion in 4Q14.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Fund Managers

    Magnetar Capital’s Top Exits in 4Q14

    Established in 2005 by Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser, Magnetar Capital has grown by more than five times in terms of assets under management.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Warren Buffet’s 50-Year Vision for Berkshire Hathaway

    Berkshire Hathaway has doubled its earnings and balance sheet potential since the financial crisis of 2007.

    By Robert Karr
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    Cigna Controls Risk-Based Capital Requirements

    The Cigna business model is more concentrated toward commercial enrollments but is diversified across various delivery platforms.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Cigna: Group Disability And Life Insurance Business

    Disability accounts for about 49% of the company’s Group Disability and Life Business revenues. It covers over 7.5 million people.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential Financial Enjoys Strong Solvency Ratios

    Prudential has comfortable solvency positions in its subsidiaries. In the US, Prudential Insurance’s solvency ratio was well above the target ratio of 400%.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at Prudential Financial’s Capital Structure

    Prudential reported a capital capacity of ~$2 billion at the end of 2014, which is net of another ~$2 billion capital that it earmarked for debt reduction.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential Financial’s US Distribution Network

    Prudential’s customer base includes over 30 million individual customers and 25,000 corporate clients, consisting of more than half of the Fortune 500 list.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife’s Asia business show growth prospects

    Contributing ~20% to the group’s operating earnings, the Asia business segment remains a key profit driver of MetLife.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife is the largest player in Latin America

    MetLife plans to grow its retail and group business in Latin America, capitalizing on the growing middle class, affluent class, and corporate needs.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife is a key player in the US group insurance business

    MetLife is the market leader in the Large market with ~30% of the market share, while its market share is slightly above 5% in the Middle market.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife is a leading player in the US insurance industry

    MetLife intends to grow its retail business and expects low single-digit growth in the long term.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife – A globally diversified insurance company

    MetLife is a market leader in the US and the largest life insurer in Mexico and Chile. It is among the leading players in Japan, Korea, and Poland.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Humana’s financial risk managed by capital requirements

    There are minimum amounts of capital that a health insurance company should possess in order to protect its customers and investors from financial risk.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The health insurance industry’s key players and origins

    The health insurance industry is broad, comprising government programs, commercial insurers, self-insurers, and managed care companies.

    By Margaret Patrick
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