The size of the stable value market stands around $260 billion for both qualified and nonqualified plans, according to a report from the Stable Value Investment Association and LIMRA International. Assets are up 5% for the 48 companies participating in the survey. Those companies make up more than 90% of the stable value products sold in 1997.
Sales of stable value products were up 22% from 1996. For qualified plans, sales increased 14%, buoyed by the strong growth in synthetic GIC sales, up 49%.