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The company earned $106 million in investment income in 2016 which on a portfolio of ~$3billion in investments is a yield of 3.3%. Travelers ( TRV ), one of the largest public P&C insurers and 30x bigger than UFG, earned the exact same yield in 2016. Investment income has been slowly falling since before the Great Recession when rates were cut to 0. As each year went by and investments matured and had to be reinvested at lower yields, this progressively brought overall yields downward. UFG actually has a slightly more significant equity position than many insurers. They received 7 million of their investment income from dividends in 2016. Pulling again from the Columbia article cited above, P&C Insurers focus on liquidity over yield and matching assets with liabilities. The reason for this is that catastrophe's tend to be sudden, unpredictable, and lumpy. A hurricane might strike a state where UFG does business once every 20 years but when it does it causes claims to spike dramatically. Life insurers have much more predictable results and claims tend to follow actuarial predictions more closely, assuming diversification and lack of new developments like world war. Below you can see the breakdown of how each type of insurer invests as a group. LH is for life insurance companies and PC is for Property and Casualty. ( Source ) 2017 & Beyond Turning now to the future, the company is focusing on increasing profitability in its commercial auto and property segments. Specifically, the company is: using new analytical tools enforcing more rigorous loss controls The investment landscape for insurers and UFG looks more favorable than it did in 2016. 10 year treasury yields hit lows of 1.3% and 1.6% in 2016 during the Chinese scare and immediately after Brexit. So far in 2017 the 10 year has held a much higher range of ~2.2% to 2.5%.
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