Despite turmoil in the stock market, big life insurers did reasonably well during the third quarter.

About 63% of the 25 life company chief financial officers who participated in a recent survey by Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, New York, reported that net income and net revenue were at least 4% higher during the latest quarter than net income and net revenue were during the third quarter of 2006.

About 60% said they thought new life and annuity premiums were up at least 4%.