April SA :Emmanuel Morandini appointed as Group April's CEO.
Principal Financial Group Inc : Principal Financial Group announces outlook for 2017 . Sees 2017 Retirement & Income Solutions fee net revenue growth of 2-5 percent . Sees 2017 Retirement & Income Solutions spread net revenue growth of 5-10 percent .Sees $800 million - $1.1 billion of total capital deployed for common stock dividends, strategic acquisitions, share repurchases in 2017.
MMI Holdings Limited : Jse: Mmi - Operational Update For The Three Months Ended 30 September 2016 . Recurring premium new business up 18 pct over quarter, single premium new business down 23 pct against relatively demanding comparative for 1Q16 . Core earnings are running slightly ahead of prior year for period . Tough economic conditions, and weak returns from equity markets, have continued to be a headwind on MMI Holdings' financial performance in three months to 30 September . Overall new business volumes are down 7 pct on a PVNBP basis . Value of new business (on consistent basis) is up 24 pct, largely due to much improved new business volumes and margins from metropolitan retail . Underwriting results, with exception of group disability experience, have improved relative to comparative period .Operating environment remains difficult in South Africa and in most of emerging markets where we operate.
Great-West Lifeco Inc : Great-West lifeco announces pricing of €500 million senior euro bonds .EUR 500 million, 10 year bonds are denominated in euros and pay an annual coupon of 1.75 pct, priced at 99.718 pct of par to yield 1.781 pct.