BUSINESS NCI remains hopeful despite market pressures


NCI remains hopeful despite market pressures

China Daily

16:40, March 31, 2022

New China Life Insurance Co Ltd, one of China's largest insurers. (Photo: IC)

New China Life Insurance Co Ltd, one of China's largest insurers, recently announced it would create a layout centered on life insurance, backed by the wealth management and the health and elderly care industries and powered by technology.

On March 30 NCI held its 2021 results briefing, saying it received 57.6 million yuan ($9.07 million) in investment and the company remains hopeful despite market pressures.

Li Quan, CEO and president of New China Life Insurance, said given the pandemic, NCI's business waned, but investment surged by 23.5 percent.

"Though the market weighs on investors, we are still upbeat about the future", Li said. "China's economic growth is relatively good and it is better to have these problems earlier because we have more time to adjust."

Data from the insurer's annual report showed its operating revenue was 222.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year rise of 7.7 percent; net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company was 14.9 billion yuan and total assets were 1,127.7 billion yuan.

Both ROI and embedded value witnessed stable growth on a yearly basis, and gross premiums reached 163.47 billion yuan, mainly contributed by renewable premiums.

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