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Shares of Genworth Financial Rank the Lowest in Terms of Return on Equity in the Multi-line Insurance Industry (GNW, AIZ, L, AIG, FRFHF)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Multi-line Insurance industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Genworth Financial ranks lowest with a ROE of -7.5%. Following is Assurant with a ROE of 2.5%. Loews ranks third lowest with a ROE of 3.5%.

American International follows with a ROE of 4.5%, and Fairfax Financial Holdings rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 5.0%.

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