Following is a list of the top insurance companies in the world ranked by total assets. AXA Group, a French global insurer, is the world’s largest insurance company with assets of over $1 trillion. It serves over 100 million clients and engaged in property-casualty insurance, life insurance, savings, and asset management. Allianz is the second largest insurer with over 83 million customers. It holds a financial strength rating of 'A+' (Superior) from A. M. Best Company. The top 10 insurance companies include 3 US companies, 2 UK companies and companies from France, Germany, Japan, Italy and China.

Rank Company Country Total assets (US$b, Dec 31, 2013 *)
1 AXA France 1,045.62
2 Allianz Germany 982.627
3 Metlife US 885.296
4 Japan Post Insurance Japan 862.088
5 Prudential Financial US 731.781
6 Assicurazioni Generali Italy 620.978
7 Legal & General UK 599.043
8 Ping An Insurance China 555.258
9 American International Group (AIG) US 541.329
10 Prudential plc UK 537.629
11 Nippon Life Insurance Company Japan 525.717
12 CNP Assurances France 505.426
13 TIAA-CREF US 498.728
14 Aegon Netherlands 485.921
15 Berkshire Hathaway US 484.931
16 Zenkyoren (JA-Kyosairen) Japan 483.075
17 Manulife Financial Canada 482.506
18 Aviva UK 460.009
19 ING Insurance Netherlands 415.690
20 Zurich Insurance Group Switzerland 415,053
21 Munich Re Germany 351.173
22 Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Japan 340.161
23 China Life Insurance China 326.009
24 Power Financial Corp Canada 321.006
25 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company Japan 314.490
26 Standard Life UK 304.508
27 Hartford Financial Services US 277.884
28 New York Life US 259.512
29 Sumitomo Life Insurance Japan 253.175
30 Life Insurance Corporation of India India 250.000
31 Lincoln National US 236.945
32 Old Mutual UK 231.478
33 State Farm Insurance US 224.694
34 Northwestern Mutual US 217.106
35 Resolution (1) UK 214.587
36 Swiss RE Switzerland 213,520
37 Principal Financial US 208.191
38 ERGO Insurance Group (2) Germany 203.657
39 Cathay Financial Taiwan 202.562
40 Massachusetts Mutual US 195.007
41 Swiss Life Switzerland 192.212
42 Sun Life Financial Canada 187.441
43 Talanx Germany 183.485
44 Nationwide Mutual Insurance US 183.161
45 Samsung Life Insurance South Korea 183.012
46 Tokio Marine Holdings Japan 171.817
47 Fubon Financial Taiwan 152.352
48 MS&AD Insurance Group Japan 151.664
49 AIA Group Hong Kong 146.585
50 Ameriprise Financial US 144.576
51 Groupama France 136.111
52 Ageas Belgium 132.211
53 Achmea Netherlands 130.317
54 T&D Holdings Japan 130.260
55 Pacific Life US 129.921
56 People's Insurance Company China 124.809
57 Allstate US 123.520
58 United Services Automobile Association (USAA) US 122.204
59 Phoenix Group UK 122.184
60 Aflac US 121.307

The exchange rate on December 31, 2013.

* Assets for Japanese companies as of March 31, 2013.
(1) - In May 2014, Resolution Ltd changed its name to Friends Life Group.
(2) - ERGO is a member of the Munich Re Group, one of the world's leading reinsurers.

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