NBMR – still relevant

With several life insurers reporting financial results, including horribly broken measures of new business profitability such as VNB margin or VNB / PVFNBP, it feels like time to roll out New Business Margin on Revenue again and describe why it is a much better measure.

It is a good time, but I don’t currently have the time. I’m going to try to prepare a basic spreadsheet example to make it clearer. I’ve also decided on a provisional treatment of pure financial instruments that I hope will give useful results.

Watch this space.