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November 23, 2010 08:39 ET

Research on Genworth Financial Inc. and MetLife Inc. - Life Insurance Sector Emerging From the Storm

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the life insurance industry and has completed analytical research on Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW) and MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Life Insurance Sector has weathered the storm of the financial crisis much better than other financial institutions such as banks and lenders. While some companies did end up requiring government bailouts, the vast majority within the sector made it through in one piece. The most recent economic environment is one of uncertainty, however, as the new capital standards laid out by the Dodd-Frank act have made the health of various companies hard to discern. It is expected that consolidation will take place within the industry once companies gain a more clear view of the future and look to mergers and acquisitions to grow or divest troubled assets. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the life insurance industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Genworth Financial Inc. and MetLife Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

A recent trend in the sector has been to discontinue the sale of long-term care policies. Companies are working to diminish their exposure to this type of coverage because competitive prices do not allow for profits due to rising at-home healthcare costs and longer life-spans. Lower bond yields are also hurting this segment's profitability. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Long thought to be a huge opportunity for growth, the Life Insurance sector is turning away from long-term care and looking instead to invest money to position themselves for growth in the emerging markets of China and India. Southeast Asia also has low levels of insurance penetration. These emerging markets offer huge growth opportunities because their growing middle classes are increasingly realizing the value of financial products. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the life insurance industry.

For Q3 2010, Genworth Financial Inc. and MetLife Inc. both posted profits with Genworth's net income at $83 million and MetLife's net income coming in at $316 million. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Genworth Financial Inc. and MetLife Inc. at or

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