Economic factors, firm characteristics and performance: a panel data analysis for United Kingdom life offices
This article examines panel data evidence to investigate the linkage between insurer performance proxied by investment yield and several economic and firm-specific factors in the United Kingdom life insurance industry. The empirical results indicate that investment yield is positively related interest rate level, but negatively related to interest rate changes, reinsurance dependence, assets held to cover linked liabilities and instability of asset structure.
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Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
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