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gain in (something)

To achieve more of some thing or attribute. Even just working there a year, I gained in knowledge of how the industry really works. That timid little girl has certainly gained in confidence over the course of the school year.
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gain in something

to advance in a particular quality. Todd grew in stature and gained in wisdom. Mary gained in experience as the weeks went on.
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gain in

To increase with respect to something: The athlete gained in strength, but lost in agility.
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Largest aggregate surplus gains in 2008 were: New York Life & Annuity, $847 million; MetLife Insurance Company CT (formerly Travelers), $846 million; Genworth Life Insurance, $601 million; Principal Life, $539 million; and Aetna Life, $385 million.
Canadian property/casualty insurers experienced favorable investment income and strong capital gains in 2003.
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Excluding surplus paid-in, the largest percentage gains in surplus for 9 months of 2008 were MetLife CT, 20%; Swiss Re, 10%; and Standard Insurance, 9%.
While 36 of the Townsend 100 Companies had surplus gains in the first 3 months of 2008, only 29 companies had surplus gains for the first 6 months of 2008.
Only 26 of The Townsend 100 had net capital gains in the first quarter of 2008.
Largest aggregate surplus gains in 2007 were Metropolitan Life, $3.6 billion; Teachers Insurance & Annuity, $3.2 billion; Hartford Life, $1.2 billion; Northwestern Mutual, $1.1 billion; and Prudential Insurance, $1.1 billion.
Excluding surplus paid-in, the largest percentage gains in surplus for 9 months of 2007 were reported by Monumental Life, 21%; Protective Life, 20%; and John Hancock Variable Life, 18%.
The improvement in capital ratio can be attributed to both high operating earnings and achieving net capital gains in each year 2003-2006.
Excluding surplus paid-in, the largest percent gains in surplus for 9 months of 2006 were reported by Transamerica Occidental, 32%; Great-West L&A, 22%; United Healthcare, 18%; and AFLAC, 18%.
According to data produced by Insurance Consulting & Analysis, LLC, the decline in surplus in the second quarter held growth in total surplus funds to 1.3% for 6 months of 2006, one of the lowest percent gains in the last 12 years.
Earnings gains in the last four years arose from reductions in crediting rates by life insurers on interest-sensitive products, and increased assets and management fees on variable products resulting from a recovery in the stock market, and net capital gains.
Capital gains in 2005 were also the result of a number of TIAA funds that sold properties, he adds.