November 29, 2016 / 7:06 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-Fitch: Macroeconomic headwinds to challenge U.S. Life Insurers in 2017

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings -

* Macroeconomic headwinds to challenge U.S. Life Insurers in 2017

* Macroeconomic headwinds to challenge U.S. Life Insurers in 2017

* Rating outlook for U.S. Life Insurance sector is stable for 2017

* “Key macroeconomic challenges expected to impact U.S. Life Insurers in 2017 include sustained low interest rates, financial market volatility”

* “Key macroeconomic challenges expected to impact U.S. Life Insurers in 2017” also include “weakening conditions in the credit markets”

* Bond market repricing post-election reflecting possibility of higher inflation,stronger economic growth in 2017 has been positive for U.S. Life Insurers

* Outlook reflects industry’s strong balance sheet fundamentals,strong liquidity, disciplined asset-liability matching Source text:

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