Reinsurer additionally confirms quarterly distribution improve
Brookfield Reinsurance has outlined its monetary outcomes for the quarter and financial yr ending December 31, 2023.
Key achievements for 2023 included producing $8 billion in annuity gross sales, with vital contributions from the retail annuity platform, circulation reinsurance premiums, and pension threat switch (PRT) premiums on the North American PRT platform.
The acquisition of Argo Group for roughly $1.1 billion additionally marked a big growth of Brookfield’s US property and casualty (P&C) operations. Moreover, the upcoming acquisition of American Fairness Life is predicted so as to add over $50 billion in insurance coverage property to the corporate’s portfolio.
Funding methods deployed all year long yielded returns above 9%, enhancing the gross yield throughout the portfolio to five.6%. The corporate additionally famous a considerable improve in its fairness base and market capitalization, achieved by a profitable public change supply that didn’t dilute the holdings of Brookfield Company or Brookfield Reinsurance.
Brookfield Reinsurance monetary outcomes
Monetary efficiency for the yr confirmed distributable working earnings (DOE) of $745 million, up from $388 million within the earlier yr, pushed by elevated internet funding revenue and the impression of recent annuity enterprise. Web revenue additionally noticed development, with figures reaching $797 million for the yr, in comparison with $501 million within the prior yr, bolstered by DOE contributions and favorable market actions.
Brookfield Reinsurance additionally reported a powerful liquidity place, with roughly $27 billion out there throughout company and subsidiary funding portfolios. The forthcoming acquisition of American Fairness Life is predicted to additional improve liquidity, supporting the transition to higher-yielding funding methods.
In a strategic transfer to bolster its steadiness sheet and market presence, Brookfield Reinsurance additionally accomplished a profitable change supply in November 2023, growing its publicly traded share base considerably. This initiative enhanced the corporate’s fairness base and market capitalization.
The board has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.08 per share throughout varied lessons, aligning with the distribution schedule and quantity of Brookfield Company. This distribution is slated for March 28, 2024, to shareholders on file as of March 13, 2024.
“Our sturdy outcomes for 2023 replicate the continued development of our annuity gross sales platform, our broadening credit score origination capabilities, and the repositioning of just lately acquired property which have contributed to elevated funding returns. As we enter 2024, we proceed to deal with scaling our enterprise in a disciplined method, specializing in our aggressive benefits to develop our core enterprise strains and delivering sturdy risk-adjusted returns,” Brookfield Reinsurance CEO Sachin Shah mentioned.
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