Here is RealRate’s 2023 ranking for German Life Hidden Reserves, sorted by financial strength, including hidden reserves.
The Top 10 Life Hidden Reserves companies are as follows:
They had Economic Capital Ratio figures of 53%, 37%, and 35% respectively.
Bayerische Beamten Leben, Lebensversicherung von 1871, and INTER Leben all did well due to their strong Hidden Asset Reserves scores.
Bayerische Beamten Leben consolidated its 1st position from last year, so congratulations there. Lebensversicherung von 1871 was 3rd for the last 2 years, so well done for moving into 2nd spot. INTER Leben was 2nd last year.
From a total of 58 Life Hidden Reserves companies, 14 received our ‘Top Rated’ award.
Hidden reserves occur if the market values of assets are higher than book values. Life insurers had a lot of them before interest rates started to increase sharply recently.
This affects how companies can manage market risks. This new rating explicitly takes into account these reduced hidden reserves when assessing financial strength.
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