Fitch: Chilean Life Insurance Dashboard 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile--()--Fitch Ratings has released its 'Chilean Life Insurance Dashboard 2015' special report, which summarizes the Chilean life insurance industry's performance for fiscal year-end 2015.

The report highlights the strong gross written premium (GWP)growth for the year end, boosted in particular by the savings & life and annuities business lines. The growth and results of the annuities business line were positive affected by a conjunctural reduction in its reserves discount rate, which has also had a positive effect on the industry do to the weight that this product has in the total.

The financial incomes continue to represent a determinant proportion on the industry's results and even as this was favorable in total, results deteriorated due to the higher volatility of variable income securities compared with the total investment portfolio.

Fitch expects the industry's performance trend to be mitigated during 2016 by the incorporation of adjustments to mortality tables for the second half of the year. This will force a higher reserve constitution in an amount near USD530 million, according to regulatory estimations. Fitch will observe the effects this will have on the Chilean insurance industry's operational results as well as on leverage indices, which have gone up in the last few years.

The full report 'Chilean Life Insurance Dashboard 2015' dated April 25 2016, is available at 'www.fitchratings.com' under 'Insurance' and 'Special Reports'.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Chilean Life Insurance Dashboard (Second-Half 2015)

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Carolina Alvarez
Director
+562 2499 3321
Fitch Chile Clasificadora de Riesgo Limitada
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Santiago, Chile
OR
Rodrigo Salas
Senior Director
+56 2 2499 3309
or
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Alyssa Castelli, +1-212-908-0540
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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Carolina Alvarez
Director
+562 2499 3321
Fitch Chile Clasificadora de Riesgo Limitada
Alcantara 200, Of. 202, Las Condes
Santiago, Chile
OR
Rodrigo Salas
Senior Director
+56 2 2499 3309
or
Media Relations:
Alyssa Castelli, +1-212-908-0540
alyssa.castelli@fitchratings.com