Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Phoenix Group LSE:PHNX London Ordinary Share KYG7091M1096 ORD EUR0.0001 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +5.00p +0.73% 692.00p 691.50p 692.00p 694.00p 687.00p 687.00p 520,546 14:00:32
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 6,084.0 -7.0 -7.0 - 3,992.84

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
11/8/2018
12:06
Special dividends Hven't really been a Phoenix thing. With extra cash, they will on past performance either nudge up the dividend or extend the dividend horizon (or both).
edmundshaw
10/8/2018
09:47
A few special dividends gotta me on the menu at some stage.
my retirement fund
10/8/2018
08:43
Go get it Phoenix
hvs
09/8/2018
18:49
FT this morning: Life insurer Legal & General expects to book an exceptional profit of up to £400m this year because its customers are not living as long as expected. The rate of improvement in life expectancy has slowed dramatically in the UK during the past few years, leading insurers to reassess how much they have to hold back to pay their annuity customers. Gordon Aitken, analyst at RBC Capital Markets, said: “Insurers are assuming positive improvements to life expectancy in their reserves but the latest data tables show that life expectancy for a 65-year-old man declined from 22.5 years in 2015 to 22.1 years in 2017.” He expects UK life insurers to be releasing reserves for at least the next five years because of changes in longevity expectations. Last week Aviva announced a release of £200m from its reserves, and on Thursday Legal & General announced it expected a release of between £300m and £400m for the full year, based on its review of death rates in 2016. https://www.ft.com/content/cda0499e-9ba1-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d It's a lot of money there!
jonwig
09/8/2018
17:16
In crude terms, fewer people are dying before 65 (for lack of a kidney, AIDS, industrial and car accidents, whatever). This is increasing life expectancy. After 65, however, gains seem to have ground to a near halt. Pensions even suggest a reverse. ONS suggest over 90s are dying off more quickly even if more might be making it there. (This could be worse flu and/or vaccines being ineffective and might reverse.) If you are born now, your life expectancy is probably still rising although at a slower rate. Improving life expectancy at age 50 or so has probably nearly ground to a halt. If you around 65, it is possible your life expectancy is a whisker down on people your age several years ago. Young are still improving - old flat or decreasing. Marginal improvements overall continue but the improvement is at the young end. More people are reaching pensionable age due to lower death rates before 65 but the trend of living longer once they get there seems to have stopped or even reversed. This is what affects pension funds.They've largely stopped increasing life expectancies for retiring pensioners. It varies from fund to fund, based on their own experience so some are still increasing slightly but I believe a few have lowered. I'd have to check on that, though.
aleman
09/8/2018
14:57
My reading of the news on falling life expectancy is that it is a reduction from the life expectancy assumptions of a few years ago. Life expectatncy is still going up, but at a much lower rate that anticipated in the UK. I agree that more drugs are prescribed than are needed. A lot more. Every drug has side-effects, and many of the long term side-effects are unknown. It is not as if even the simpler systems of human molecular biology are fully understood, and its chemical systems are massively interconnected. Same goes for the full effects of most drugs. Sure, serious pathology requires serious intervention, but minor stuff, mostly, the body takes care of very well itself.
edmundshaw
09/8/2018
14:22
The massive overuse of drugs in the western world is a serious and growing problem.
rcturner2
09/8/2018
14:02
Do you have any kids? If so, how did the non-drugs policy go down with your wife during labor? If you don't need drugs then great, no one wants to force any down your throat. But there are plenty who need drugs to survive, and it's silly thinking, as you seem to imply, they should go without them too. Too many drugs are prescribed these days imo, but that's partly to do with doctors having only 10 minutes to get the patient out and the next one in. And prescriptions being free to most who insist on them.
pierre oreilly
09/8/2018
13:08
nobby, there are 1bn prescriptions every year in the UK, that's 20 a year for every man, woman and child. How many of those do you think are for the type of conditions you mention? I haven't had a prescription in the whole time I have been with my wife, which is over 13 years, and probably for much longer before that as well.
rcturner2
09/8/2018
12:51
It's easy to refuse to take drugs if one doesn't really need them. Very few of the unfortunates who catch a dose of plague, typhoid, typhus fever, cholera, malaria or the like ever turn away the appropriate life-saving drug...
nobbyx
09/8/2018
12:02
He does lol.
rcturner2
09/8/2018
11:49
Does he have the odd glass of wine? Having said that, it seems sensible to me to take the minimum drugs possible (with the exception of alcohol!) - he's exceptionally lucky not to need any.
pierre oreilly
09/8/2018
11:14
ok, yeah i see your point. I should have said 'while all the bad things, bad chemicals, bad food were entrenched in society, people are living 10 years longer' often 'bad' memes don't turn out to be bad afterall ..... just like the cholesterol meme, apparantly
pierre oreilly
09/8/2018
10:56
"All the 'bad things' and 'bad chemicals' and 'bad food' over the last 60 years has resulted in people living on average 10 years longer." You sure about the correlation there Pete?
zangdook
09/8/2018
10:04
Aleman, maybe when you were a kid, an old person was in his 60s. Now an old person is in their 80s. All the 'bad things' and 'bad chemicals' and 'bad food' over the last 60 years has resulted in people living on average 10 years longer. Maybe evolution has made the brain, and knees, and spine, have a 70 year healthy life, while we are now jollying along into our 80s and 90s, often with worn out knees and a worn out spine and a worn out brain.
pierre oreilly
09/8/2018
00:35
Statins are part of the multi billion $ per year the drug companies are making. This money then filters down to decision makers and prescribers and so the show goes on. I have seen lots of info that say statins are a waste of time but who is going to blow the whistle when they are all having their pockets lined.
schofip
08/8/2018
22:15
Irradiated food, herbicides, pesticides, too much TV, mobile phones/masts, boredom, loneliness, microwaves, junk food, chilled food, not enough excercise, money worries for a lot of people because saving rates no longer sustain retirement et al. Take your pick
eeza
08/8/2018
21:54
Chemicals in our environment - whether from the medicines or just cleaning products ? Maybe diesel particulates ? Who knows - it's surely something we are doing to ourselves.
fenners66
08/8/2018
17:47
I suppose the real assessment lies in what age groups are experiencing the greatest fall in life expectancy. If it's people in their 50s then they have not even drawn their pension. I keep reading in various articles that the post war baby boomers-despite dementia or whatever-will live longer than most because of their diet compared to the modern trash on offer and that in spite of improved medicines. All a bit depressing unless your selling a pension of course.
1longshorts
08/8/2018
09:55
Yes the slowing of life expectancy increases is good for Phoenix as the capital that has to be kept will be released quicker.
rcturner2
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