Considerations on Financing the Future - Research Report on MetLife, Genworth, ING, Lincoln National and Manulife

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NEW YORK,  March 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting MetLife
Inc. (NYSE: MET), Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:
ING), Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and Manulife Financial Corp.
(NYSE: MFC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including
full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

MetLife Inc. Research Report

Through its real estate investments department, MetLife has originated over 
$9.6 billion  in commercial mortgage loans in 2012. The company has also
invested  $1.7 billion  in real estate equity in 2012. This would include
MetLife's purchase of Constitution Center, the largest privately-owned office
building in  Washington, D.C.  MetLife purchased this iconic property in a real
estate joint venture with a U.S.-based institutional investor. The trophy
property recently underwent an extensive renovation, converting it to a "green"
building and establishing it as one of the most desirable privately-owned
buildings in the market. "We were pleased to acquire an asset of this quality,
which is positioned to provide attractive returns over a long-term investment
horizon," said global head of MetLife Real Estate Investors,  Robert Merck.
"This acquisition is the culmination of an intense effort by our  Washington,
D.C.-based team, and demonstrates our ability to source some of the best core
investments in the country." The Full Research Report on MetLife Inc.- including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/a5a9_MET]

Genworth Financial Inc. Research Report

Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance (USMI) has come up with a way for lenders to
process their loans faster. Its enhanced, easy to use mortgage insurance rates
and comparison tools can loan officer and processor productivity. This lets them
quickly compare Genworth USMI rates or obtain a rate quote. "The improved rates
and comparisons tool offers customers the ease of use and robust features they
want, and demonstrates Genworth USMI's commitment to be their preferred business
partner," said  Erika Stinson, digital channel product manager. The new tool
lets loan processors complete only five required fields to receive Genworth USMI
mortgage insurance premium rates: loan amount; state; credit score;
loan-to-value-ratio; and loan interest rate. The Full Research Report on
Genworth Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/09c2_GNW]

ING Groep N.V. Research Report

In line with the company's strategic objectives of sharpening the focus of the
bank and further strengthening its capital position, ING has completed the sale
of ING Direct UK to Barclays. As part of the transaction, ING has transferred 
GBP 11.6 billion  (EUR 13.4 billion  at current exchange rates) of ING Direct
UK's savings and deposits and  GBP 5.5 billion  (EUR 6.4 billion) of mortgages
to Barclays. As previously announced, part of the UK investment portfolio has
matured or has been liquidated to facilitate the transaction. The impact of
these two transactions was booked in the third and the fourth quarter results of
2012. The transaction will lead to a capital release of approximately  EUR 280
million  in the first quarter of 2013 due to a reduction in Risk Weighted
Assets. This is expected to result in a positive impact on ING Bank's core Tier
1 ratio of 12 basis points based on ING Bank's core Tier 1 ratio of 11.9% at  31
December 2012. ING has also recently completed sales of its insurance units in 
Hong Kong,  Macau  and  Thailand. The Full Research Report on ING Groep N.V. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/5e04_ING]

Lincoln National Corporation Research Report

Through the Lincoln Financial Foundation,  Omaha  residents will benefit from
strengthened art education opportunities and access to the arts via  $150,500 
in grants to 13 local nonprofit organizations. These grants are a portion of
more than  $846,000  in charitable funds the foundation has allocated for the
area in 2013. One of the beneficiaries will be the Joslyn Art Museum, where 
$20,000  will support the opening of the  Emily Fisher Landau  collection in the
fall. Other beneficiaries include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha
Symphony and the Opera Omaha. The Full Research Lincoln National Center -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/9cc1_LNC]

Manulife Financial Corp. Research Report

An innovative new product has been launched by Manulife Philippines - MANULIFE
Wealth Premier. This offers investors the opportunity to grow their wealth
through gains in equity markets while limiting their exposure to market
volatility. This combines the benefits of a life insurance policy with the
chance to gain from the performance of a basket of international equity indices
and cash-like instruments. Investors are guaranteed that the unit price of the
Fund will not fall below 80 percent of the highest-ever Fund unit price (the
"High Watermark Price"). Every time the unit price reaches a new high, a new
minimum unit price will be achieved. Manulife Financial is a leading 
Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in  Asia, 
Canada  and  the United States. Its network of employees, agents and
distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products
and services. The Full Research Report on Manulife Financial Corp. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/4527_MFC]

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