A measure of the value of business currently on the books of an insurance
company; it comprises adjusted net worth (the market value of assets supporting
the surplus) plus the present value of expected future profits on in-force business.
(Embedded value differs from appraisal value in that the latter also includes
the value of future new business.) The performance measure is often expressed
in terms of growth (i.e., year-on-year increase) in embedded value.