Britain's Most Admired Companies 2011: Life assurance & insurance sector

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by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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Admiral scoops the top spot once again, after outshining its rivals in six of the nine criteria. A great result after a tough year for the Cardiff-based firm, whose share price has suffered in recent months, despite first-half profits up 25% to £160.6m. Wealth manager St James’s Place is second – thanks in part to third-quarter sales up 13% to £154m and net fund inflows of £800m. RSA Insurance reported a 33% rise in operating profits in the first half of the year, despite rising claims from natural disasters across the industry. The Prudential makes a welcome return to this year’s sector top five, after slipping to seventh last year. It is rated first in sector for value as a long-term investment.

BMAC 2011 by sector: Life assurance & insurance

  QMan Rank FS Rank QG&S Rank AAT Rank
Admiral 7.5 1 7.3 2 6.0 6 7.3 1
Amlin 6.3 6 6.4 7 6.3 2 6.5 5
Aviva 4.8 10 5.7 9 5.3 8 4.8 10
Legal & General Group 7.0 4 6.7 5 6.1 5 6.3 7
Old Mutual 5.3 8 5.4 10 4.8 9 5.1 9
Prudential 6.9 5 6.9 4 5.9 7 7.1 2
Resolution 5.8 7 6.0 8 4.5 10 6.4 6
RSA Insurance 7.1 3 7.0 3 6.4 1 7.0 3
Standard Life 5.2 9 6.4 6 6.1 4 5.9 8
St James’s Place Capital 7.2 2 7.6 1 6.3 3 6.6 4

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VLTI Rank CI Rank QMar Rank C&ER Rank  UCA Rank TOTAL Rank
Admiral 5.7 6 6.7 1 6.4 1 6.3 1 7.8 1 61.0 1
Amlin 6.2 5 4.7 9 4.5 9 4.5 10 6.4 3 51.9 6
Aviva 5.3 9 5.1 7 5.2 7 5.9 4 4.6 10 46.6 9
Legal & General Group 6.7 3 5.6 5 5.3 6 5.9 3 5.9 6 55.6 5
Old Mutual 5.7 7 5.0 8 4.8 8 5.1 8 5.1 9 46.3 10
Prudential 7.7 1 5.6 6 5.8 3 5.4 7 5.9 5 57.2 4
Resolution 5.2 10 4.5 10 4.2 10 4.9 9 5.1 8 46.6 8
RSA Insurance 6.5 4 5.7 3 5.8 2 6.1 2 6.4 4 57.9 3
Standard Life 5.3 8 5.7 2 5.7 4 5.7 5 5.8 7 51.8 7
St James’s Place Capital 7.0 2 5.7 3 5.5 5 5.5 6 7.1 2 58.4 2

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Key

QMan
FS
QG&S
AAT
VLTI
CI
Q Mar
C&ER
UCA
Quality of Management
Financial Soundness
Quality of Goods & Services
Ability to Attract, Develop and Retain Top Talent
Value as a Long Term Investment
Capacity to Innovate
Quality of Marketing
Community and Environmental Responsibility
Use of Corporate Assets

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