FTSE 350 Review 2019 

FTSE 350: Life insurers' low rate challenge

FTSE 350: Life insurers' low rate challenge

The UK life insurance sector has underperformed the FTSE 350 since the second half of last year, with the sector falling 18 per cent during the past six months, against an 11 per cent decline in the wider market. This heavy selling activity has pushed up the prospective dividend yields of some of the UK-listed players to north of 7 per cent for 2019, but how well founded are fears around the security of those dividends?

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