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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 the Netherlands and a closed Dutch group.

What we do

  • We administer over 1 million Life and Pension policies for our policyholders: 330,000 in the UK, 500,000 in Sweden and 280,000 in the Netherlands.
  • We manage £7.5 billion of funds (£2.9 billion in the UK, £2.5 billion in Sweden and £2.1 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 and the Netherlands.
  • 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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