Adams, M. and Hardwick, P., 2002. Actuarial Surplus Management in United Kingdom Life Insurance Firms. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 30 (5-6), pp. 891-904.
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This study uses 1991–99 data gathered from the United Kingdom's life insurance industry to test empirically the notion that the reported annual surplus of a life insurer may be influenced by four firmspecific characteristics: namely, reinsurance, output mix, organizational form and firm size. Consistent with expectations, the results indicate that the annual reported surplus is positively related to reinsurance and firm size and negatively related to the degree of product diversification. Contrary to our expectations, however, we find no evidence that proprietary (stock) life insurers tend to report higher annual surpluses than mutual life insurers.
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|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Finance and Financial Economics|
|Group:||Business School > Centre for Finance and Risk|
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|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2007|
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