However, the research also found that despite falling stock markets during 2001, a few companies, including CIS, managed to increase their free asset ratio
, largely due to shifting assets out of equities into gilts, and permitted changes to the way the firms value their liabilities.
While we are not immune from the impact of stock market falls, the free asset ratio
for the UK long-term fund compares favourably with the industry.
A report in June this year gave Standard Life a free asset ratio
On a standalone basis, at December 1997 NUL&P also exhibited an improved nonlinked free asset ratio
He added that the group's free asset ratio
, which measures the level of assets an insurer has after meeting its liabilities and solvency requirements, stood at 14.
Good capitalization: SMA's published solvency is comparable with peers, with a non-linked free asset ratio
Britannic Assurance has boosted its free asset ratio
to ten per cent from 6.
Britannic said its free asset ratio
-a regulatory measure -now stood at 6.
However, it added that the free asset ratio
- the key measure of solvency that shows how much cash a company has over and above its liabilities - was 13.
Analysts at French bank BNP Paribas expect the group to report a free asset ratio
- a measure of its financial strength - of around 12.
Superior financial strength and flexibility -- At the end of 2000, L&G's free asset ratio
decreased to a still high 11% (15% in 1999).