Challenger Limited (ASX:CGF) delivered continued growth in the first half of the 2018 financial year supported by excellent growth in assets under management, up 18%.
Challenger Chief Executive Officer Brian Benari said: “In these results we are seeing the benefits from diversifying our distribution channels and product offering, which is driving increased sales. At the same time, we are reweighting to longer term business, which is reducing the proportion of annuities reaching maturity and maximising our return to shareholders. This is underpinning our future growth.
“There has been particularly strong demand for products such as our new Challenger Guaranteed Index Plus Fund, which is targeted at Australian super funds, and our CarePlus aged care annuity. Meanwhile, sales in Japan through our relationship with Mitsui Sumitomo Primary Life Insurance Company Limited (MS Primary) contributed 17% of Challenger Life’s annuity sales in the half.
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