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Most admired by country
Country No. of most admired cos.
U.S. 90
Japan 22
Britain 16
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Industry champions
Company Industry
DuPont Chemicals
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
Tesco Food and Drug Stores
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The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE Global 500 and large companies with revenue in excess of $10 billion. More
Legal & General Group (LGGNY)
Address: 11 Queen Victoria St.
London, Britain EC4N 4TP
Phone: 44-20-7528-6200
Overall score: 4.20
Top 50 rank: N.A.
Rank in Insurance: Life and Health: 15
Innovation 14
People management 15
Use of corporate assets 16
Social responsibility 10
Quality of management 15
Financial soundness 17
Long-term investment 13
Quality of products/services 13
Global competitiveness 17
Most Admired
1 Prudential Financial 7.25
2 Northwestern Mutual 7.21
3 New York Life 7.04
4 MetLife 6.26
5 ING Group 6.15
6 AXA 5.99
7 Nippon Life Insurance 5.56
8 Aegon 5.26
9 Sumitomo Life Insurance 5.01
10 Dai-ichi Mutual Life 4.76
11 Prudential plc 4.70
12 Aviva 4.58
13 Assicurazioni Generali 4.40
14 China Life Insurance 4.26
15 Legal & General Group 4.20
16 CNP Assurances 4.16
17 Old Mutual 4.12
From the March 17, 2008 issue
Global stars All praise is welcome, but it is particularly sweet when it comes from one's peers. That is the psychic trophy that the top companies in 26 industries can lug back to headquarters. more
What makes Apple golden The creator of the iPod and iPhone sets a dazzling new standard for innovation and mass appeal, driven by an obsessive CEO who wants his products to be practically perfect in every way. more
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