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Pensions enterprise boosts L&G revenue

Pensions enterprise boosts L&G revenue


Authorized & Basic mentioned its working revenue for the primary half of the 12 months was £941m, boosted by its bulk annuity enterprise.

That was a way forward of analyst expectations of £834m.

The insurance coverage and pension agency mentioned it had benefited from larger UK rates of interest which have improved the funding positions of DB pension schemes.

Matt Britzman, fairness analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown mentioned: “The marketplace for transferring pension danger stays a sizzling one, and L&G has executed £6.8bn of latest enterprise year-to-date, at respectable charges.

“A lot of the work right here is finished within the UK the place the market is big, however there’s loads of alternative additional afield in areas just like the US and Canada the place L&G is only a tiny participant proper now. Worldwide growth stays a key future development driver, throughout the completely different enterprise models.”

Authorized & Basic’s retirement division recorded premiums of £5bn, up from £4.4bn within the first half of 2022.

Its Solvency II protection ratio – which signifies the insurance coverage firm’s monetary well being – stood at 230%, showcasing a surplus of £9.2bn.

That was an enchancment from the primary half of 2022, when the ratio was 212%.

The working revenue was barely under the £958m recorded within the first six months of 2022, however the agency mentioned it was making optimistic progress towards its five-year ambitions set for 2020-2024.

Outgoing chief government Nigel Wilson mentioned: “We stay on monitor to realize our five-year ambitions and ship engaging returns for our shareholders.”

It declared an interim dividend of 5.71p, a 5% improve on final 12 months’s first-half dividend of 5.44p.

In the meantime Authorized & Basic Funding Administration recorded a ten% fall in AUM to £1.2trn kilos, reflecting market situations and exterior internet outflows within the first half of £12.3bn. 

Authorized & Basic group has appointed António Simões as its new group CEO to exchange Sir Nigel Wilson who’s retiring. He’ll take up his submit on 1 January with Sir Nigel remaining as chief government within the meantime.



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