Who We Are

Who we are

  • We are a responsible and profitable company engaged in the management of Life and Pension policies in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands.
  • Chesnara plc was formed in 2004 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
  • The Group initially consisted of Countrywide Assured, a closed Life and Pensions book demerged from Countrywide plc, a large estate agency group.
  • Since incorporation, the Group has grown through the acquisition of three predominantly closed UK businesses, an open Life and Pensions business in Sweden and a closed-book group in the Netherlands.

What we do

  • We administer circa 880, 000 Life and Pension policies for our policyholders: 323,000 in the UK, 485,000 in Sweden and 72,000 in the Netherlands.
  • We manage £5.6 billion of funds (£2.9 billion in the UK, £2.5 billion in Sweden and £0.2 billion in the Netherlands).
  • We operate to high regulatory standards, ensuring we offer effective service levels and strong solvency levels as we aim to deliver fair outcomes to policyholders.
  • We provide value to shareholders primarily by way of an established and attractive dividend strategy but also by value enhancement through acquisitions and the writing of profitable new business in Sweden.
  • We are committed to delivering our stated strategic objectives:
    • Maximising value from our existing businesses.
    • Making further life and pensions acquisitions where they meet stringent assessment criteria.
    • Value enhancement through the writing of profitable new business.

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