Stable-value products, generally used by investors who cannot tolerate market losses, continued to garner attention at MetLife last year, despite an upswing in the stock market. The company grew its stable value assets by $1.5 billion dollars in 2003, with assets totaling nearly $19 billion.

The continued attraction of stable value may be attributed to investors consider such products a complement to equity-based products as part of a strategy to avoid market losses in the future.

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