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November 15, 2011 08:05 ET

Analytical Reports on ING Groep N.V. and MetLife Inc. - Financial Sector Woes Continue to Affect Life Insurance Business

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - provides members with proprietary analysis of over 10,000 stocks which is updated every day. Today, members can receive their complimentary stock analysis on ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING) and MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET). Sign up now on to get your free reports on these stocks.

As the financial crisis in Europe continues to unfold, companies in the Life Insurance industry are being affected by their various levels of exposure to European debt. Companies such as Dutch life insurance giant ING Groep N.V. announced that they would cut about 2,700 jobs in an effort to reduce costs among other things. Many companies in the industry seem to be looking for ways to brace for a worst case scenario as the future of the Eurozone remains unclear. gives traders a unique insight about ING Groep N.V. by registering now at brings investors free classic analysis on ING Groep N.V., MetLife Inc. and other companies within the Life Insurance industry. This type of analysis is only a fragment of the information members have available to them. To learn more we encourage investors to sign up at

Interest margins have gotten tighter and tighter for many insurance companies as interest rates have held at record lows, and may continue to do so for some time. Companies like MetLife Inc. may be better positioned to perform than many of their peers though. MetLife hedged against possible low interest rates five years ago by purchasing billions in notational interest rate floors which help to shield the company from the decline in short-term interest rates that have affected much of the industry. gives traders a unique insight about MetLife Inc. by registering now at

The future of the industry remains unclear, as insurance companies continue to receive heavy scrutiny from government regulators and a continuing low interest rate environment hurts profits. Some analysts believe that these problems have been priced into many of these companies though, and that well run companies in the industry have already bottomed out.

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