Brookfield Reinsurance Announces Strong Second Quarter Results and Declares Regular Quarterly Distribution

BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Aug. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Reinsurance (NYSE, TSX: BNRE) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Sachin Shah, CEO of Brookfield Reinsurance, stated, “The strength of our second quarter results are underpinned by significant investment portfolio redeployment and the execution of strategic initiatives post the acquisition of American National one year ago. Following the close of our announced transactions, our total insurance assets will be over $100 billion, representing an important milestone in the continued growth of a diversified insurance business of scale.”

As at and for the periods ended June 30
(US$ millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 2023  2022  2023  2022
Total assets1$47,994 $40,700 $47,994 $40,700
Adjusted equity1,2 5,047  4,501  5,047  4,501
Distributable operating earnings2 160  46  305  59
Net income1 360  25  267  181
Net income per class A share3$0.07 $0.14 $0.14 $0.28
  1. As at January 1, 2023, Brookfield Reinsurance converted its accounting framework from IFRS to US GAAP. The conversion is applied retrospectively and prior period figures have been restated where applicable.
  2. See Non-GAAP and Performance Measures on page 7 and a reconciliation from net income and reconciliation from equity on page 6.
  3. Class A and Class B shares receive distributions at the same amount per share as the cash dividends paid on each Brookfield Class A Share. Following the spin-off of Brookfield’s Asset Management business in December 2022, combined, Brookfield Corporation’s quarterly distribution of $0.07 per share and Brookfield Asset Management’s quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share (equivalent to $0.08 per Class A share held prior to the special distribution), would equate to $0.15 per Class A share held prior to the special distribution; representing a 7% increase from the prior year distribution.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Announced a definitive agreement to acquire American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (“AEL”) in a transaction valuing the company at $4.3 billion

  • Originated over $3 billion of annuity sales, including $650 million of flow business within our existing reinsurance treaties

  • Closed over 25 pension risk transfer (“PRT”) transactions, representing approximately $530 million in premiums

  • Deployed approximately $1.5 billion at returns in excess of 8%, increasing our gross portfolio wide yield to over 5.5%

Update on Growth Initiatives

Subsequent to quarter-end, we announced a definitive agreement to acquire AEL, in which we currently hold a ~20% interest. Following the completion of the transaction, together with our existing, complementary annuity platform in American National, Brookfield Reinsurance will have the foundation to become a leading U.S. annuity originator. Through product and distribution synergies, we expect to increase new business origination to over $10 billion of policies in aggregate annually. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.

Our previously announced acquisition of Argo Group, a leading U.S. specialty property and casualty (“P&C”) platform, remains on track to close in the second half of 2023. Upon closing of the Argo Group and AEL transactions, we will have deployed approximately $10 billion of capital within Brookfield Reinsurance since its inception, and our total insurance assets are expected to exceed $100 billion. By leveraging Brookfield’s investment capabilities, these assets will be redeployed at attractive risk-adjusted returns, driving increasing spread earnings and delivering significant returns to our shareholders.

Operating Update

We recognized $160 million and $305 million of Distributable operating earnings (“DOE”) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023, respectively, compared to $46 million and $59 million in the prior year periods.

Results in the period were driven by contributions from American National, which we acquired in May 2022, as well as higher net investment income from reinsurance treaties closed in late 2021. We have made significant progress over the last twelve months in redeploying these assets into higher yielding investment strategies sourced through Brookfield and Oaktree.

We recorded net income of $360 million (2022 - net income of $25 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2023, as a result of a unrealized mark-to-market gains on our investments and insurance reserves. Net income also continues to benefit from the repositioning of assets across our insurance accounts into higher yielding investments, as noted above.

Today, we have approximately $1 billion of corporate liquidity, with an additional $22 billion of cash and liquid assets within our insurance portfolios. Amidst a volatile market backdrop in the first half of 2023, we continue to find opportunities to deploy capital for deep value and fund our strong pipeline of investments. Our strong liquidity positions us well to support the redeployment of our investment portfolios, while also remaining well capitalized to meet the needs of our policyholders and clients.

Details of the Upcoming Annual General and Special Meeting of Brookfield Reinsurance Shareholders

Brookfield Reinsurance will hold its upcoming annual general and special meeting of shareholders on August 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) in a virtual only format whereby Brookfield Reinsurance Shareholders may attend and participate in the meeting via live webcast.

A management information circular containing the specific details of the meeting and the matters to be presented and voted on was mailed to all Brookfield Reinsurance Shareholders of record as of market close on June 30, 2023.

Regular Distribution Declaration

The Board declared a quarterly distribution of $0.07 per Class A and B share, payable on September 29, 2023 to shareholders of record as at the close of business on September 14, 2023. This distribution is identical in amount per share and has the same payment date as the quarterly distribution announced today by Brookfield Corporation (“Brookfield”) on its Class A limited voting shares (“Brookfield Class A Shares”).

Brookfield Corporation Operating Results

An investment in Class A Shares of our company is intended to be, as nearly as practicable, functionally and economically, equivalent to an investment in the Brookfield Class A Shares. A summary of Brookfield’s second quarter and last twelve months operating results is provided below:

For the periods ended June 30
(US$ millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Last Twelve Months Ended
 2023  2022  2023  2022
Net income$1,512 $1,475 $2,696 $10,618
Distributable earnings before realizations 1,013  1,009  4,316  3,881
  • Adjusted for the special distribution1
 1,013  881  4,078  3,381
  • Per Brookfield share1
 0.64  0.54  2.56  2.09
Distributable earnings 1,187  1,186  5,205  4,911
  • Per Brookfield share
 0.75  0.73  3.26  3.03
  1. Distributable earnings before realizations, including per share amounts, for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and the twelve months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 were adjusted for the special distribution of 25% of Brookfield’s asset management business on December 9, 2022.

Brookfield Corporation net income above is presented under IFRS. Given the economic equivalence, we expect that the market price of the Class A Shares of our company will be impacted significantly by the market price of the Brookfield Class A Shares and the business performance of Brookfield as a whole. In addition to carefully considering the disclosure made in this news release in its entirety, shareholders are strongly encouraged to carefully review Brookfield’s letter to shareholders, supplemental information and its other continuous disclosure filings. Investors, analysts and other interested parties can access Brookfield’s disclosure on Brookfield’s website under the Reports & Filings section at


Unaudited  June 30  December 31
(US$ millions)   2023   20221
Cash and cash equivalents  $2,893  $2,145
Investments   32,358   30,295
Reinsurance funds withheld   6,540   5,812
Accrued investment income   285   341
Reinsurance recoverables   627   589
Premiums due and other receivables   541   436
Deferred policy acquisition costs   1,986   1,585
Deferred tax asset   489   490
Other assets   1,130   720
Separate account assets   1,145   1,045
Total assets   47,994   43,458
Liabilities and equity      
Future policy benefits   8,863   8,011
Policyholders' account balances   23,018   20,141
Policy and contract claims   1,868   1,786
Deposit liabilities   1,632   1,657
Market risk benefit   131   124
Unearned premium reserve   1,150   1,086
Due to related parties   525   241
Other policyholder funds   316   322
Notes payable   158   151
Corporate borrowings   1,740   2,160
Subsidiary borrowings   1,497   1,492
Liabilities issued to reinsurance entities   217   151
Other liabilities   1,188   826
Separate account liabilities   1,145   1,045
Junior preferred shares   2,635   2,580
Non-controlling interest9   8 
Class A exchangeable and Class B460   432 
Class C1,442  1,911 1,245 1,685
Total liabilities and equity  $47,994  $43,458
  1. December 31, 2022 figures reflect adjustments related to the conversion of accounting framework from IFRS to US GAAP and the adoption of Long Duration Targeted Improvements issued by the FASB, effective January 1, 2023, applied retrospectively.


For the periods ended June 30
(US$ millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 2023   20221   2023   20221 
Net premiums and other policy revenue$1,202  $1,232  $2,099  $1,341 
Net investment income, including funds withheld 525   238   976   309 
Net investment gains and losses, including funds withheld 313   (190)  168   (92)
Total revenues 2,040   1,280   3,243   1,558 
Benefits and claims paid on insurance contracts (1,133)  (1,148)  (1,875)  (1,253)
Interest sensitive contract benefits (316)  (18)  (557)  (36)
Commissions for acquiring services and policies, net of changes in deferred policy acquisition costs 37   (44)  (31)  (24)
Other reinsurance expenses (23)  (10)  (37)  (14)
Changes in fair value of market risk benefit 14   55   8   67 
Operating expenses (186)  (75)  (362)  (92)
Interest expense (60)  (18)  (120)  (23)
Total benefits and expenses (1,667)  (1,258)  (2,974)  (1,375)
Net (loss) income before income taxes 373   22   269   183 
Income tax recovery (expense) (13)  3   (2)  (2)
Net (loss) income for the period$360  $25  $267  $181 
Attributable to:       
Class A exchangeable & class B shareholders2$1  $1  $2  $3 
Class C shareholder 362   26   263   180 
Non-controlling interest (3)  (2)  2   (2)
 $360  $25  $267  $181 
Net income per class A share$0.07  $0.14  $0.14  $0.28 
  1. Three and six months ended 2022 figures reflect adjustments related to the conversion of accounting framework from IFRS to US GAAP and the adoption of Long Duration Targeted Improvements issued by the FASB, effective January 1, 2023, applied retrospectively.
  2. Class A shares receive distributions at the same amount per share as the cash dividends paid on each Brookfield Class A Share.



For the periods ended June 30
US$ millions
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net (loss) income$360  $25  $267  $181 
Net investment (gains) and losses, including funds withheld (313)  190   (168)  92 
Mark-to-market on insurance contracts and other net assets 92   (199)  189   (252)
  139   16   288   21 
Deferred income tax expense 11   7   (2)  11 
Transaction costs 5   20   9   24 
Depreciation 5   3   10   3 
Distributable operating earnings1$160  $46  $305  $59 


As at June 30
US$ millions
 2023  2022
Equity$1,911 $1,470
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (income) 501  561
Junior preferred shares 2,635  2,470
Adjusted Equity1$5,047 $4,501
  1. Non-GAAP measure - see Non-GAAP and Performance Measures on page 7.

Additional Information

Brookfield Reinsurance was established on December 10, 2020 by Brookfield and on June 28, 2021 Brookfield completed the spin-off of the company, which was effected by way of a special dividend, to holders of Brookfield's Class A and B Shares. On January 1, 2023, Brookfield Reinsurance converted its accounting framework from International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) to generally accepted accounting principals in the United States of America (“US GAAP” or “GAAP”). The company’s conversion to US GAAP services to provide more comparable financial information to the other insurance companies in the markets it operates in, as well as more useful financial information and to its counterparties, investors and other stakeholders. The statements contained herein are based primarily on information that has been extracted from our financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, which have been prepared using US GAAP.

Brookfield Reinsurance’s Board of Directors have reviewed and approved this document, including the summarized unaudited consolidated financial statements prior to its release.

Information on our distributions can be found on our website under Stock & Distributions/Distribution History.

Brookfield Reinsurance Ltd. (NYSE, TSX: BNRE) operates a leading capital solutions business providing insurance and reinsurance services to individuals and institutions. Each class A exchangeable limited voting share of Brookfield Reinsurance is exchangeable on a one-for-one basis with a class A limited voting share of Brookfield Corporation. (NYSE/TSX: BN). For more information, please visit our website at or contact:

Communications & Media:
Kerrie McHugh
Tel: (212) 618-3469
 Investor Relations:
Rachel Powell
Tel: (416) 956-5141

Non-GAAP and Performance Measures

This news release and accompanying financial statements are based on US GAAP, unless otherwise noted.

We make reference to Distributable operating earnings. We define distributable operating earnings as net income excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, and breakage and transaction costs, as well as certain investment and insurance reserve gains and losses, including gains and losses related to asset and liability matching strategies and change in market risk benefits, and is inclusive of returns on equity invested in certain variable interest entities and our share of adjusted earnings from our investments in certain associates. Distributable operating earnings is a measure of operating performance. We use distributable operating earnings to assess our operating results. We also make reference to Adjusted Equity. Adjusted Equity represents the total economic equity of our Company through its Class A, B, and C shares, excluding Accumulated other comprehensive income, and the Junior Preferred Shares issued by our Company. We use Adjusted Equity to assess our return on our equity.

We provide additional information on key terms and non-GAAP measures in our filings available at

Notice to Readers

Brookfield Reinsurance is not making any offer or invitation of any kind by communication of this news release and under no circumstance is it to be construed as a prospectus or an advertisement.

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and in any applicable Canadian securities regulations. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, include statements which reflect management’s expectations regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of Brookfield Reinsurance and its subsidiaries, as well as the outlook for North American and international economies for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods. Particularly, statements regarding future capital markets initiatives, including statements relating to the redeployment of capital into higher yielding investments and Brookfield Reinsurance’s balance sheet initiatives constitute forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could.” In particular, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release include statements referring to the future state of the economy or the securities market and expected future deployment of capital and financial earnings. Although we believe that our anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Brookfield Reinsurance to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) investment returns that are lower than target; (ii) the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in the countries in which we do business including as a result of COVID-19 and the related global economic shutdown; (iii) the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates; (iv) global equity and capital markets and the availability of equity and debt financing and refinancing within these markets; (v) strategic actions including dispositions; the ability to complete and effectively integrate acquisitions into existing operations and the ability to attain expected benefits; (vi) changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); (vii) the ability to appropriately manage human capital; (viii) the effect of applying future accounting changes; (ix) business competition; (x) operational and reputational risks; (xi) technological change; (xii) changes in government regulation and legislation within the countries in which we operate; (xiii) governmental investigations; (xiv) litigation; (xv) changes in tax laws; (xvi) ability to collect amounts owed; (xvii) catastrophic events, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and epidemics/pandemics; (xviii) the possible impact of international conflicts and other developments including terrorist acts and cyberterrorism; (xix) the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives and strategies; (xx) the failure of effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting and other risks; (xxi) health, safety and environmental risks; (xxii) the maintenance of adequate insurance coverage; (xxiii) the existence of information barriers between certain businesses within our asset management operations; (xxiv) risks specific to our business segments including our real estate, renewable power, infrastructure, private equity, and other alternatives, including credits; and (xxv) factors detailed from time to time in our documents filed with the securities regulators in Canada and the United States.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect its results. Readers are urged to consider the foregoing risks, as well as other uncertainties, factors and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking information. Except as required by law, Brookfield Reinsurance undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Past performance is not indicative nor a guarantee of future results. There can be no assurance that comparable results will be achieved in the future, that future investments will be similar to the historic investments discussed herein (because of economic conditions, the availability of investment opportunities or otherwise), that targeted returns, diversification or asset allocations will be met or that an investment strategy or investment objectives will be achieved.

Certain of the information contained herein is based on or derived from information provided by independent third-party sources. While Brookfield Reinsurance believes that such information is accurate as of the date it was produced and that the sources from which such information has been obtained are reliable, Brookfield Reinsurance does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, reasonableness or completeness of any of the information or the assumptions on which such information is based, contained herein, including but not limited to, information obtained from third parties.

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