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S&P Lowers Ratings of Allied World After Acquisition by Fairfax; Outlook Stable

S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term counterparty credit and senior debt ratings on Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BBB+’, following the completion of the company’s acquisition last week by Fairfax Financial Holdings. At the same time, …

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Wisconsin’s Integrity Select Insurance

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and a long-term issuer credit rating of “a+” to Integrity Select Insurance Co. (Integrity Select) in Appleton, Wis. The outlook assigned to these credit ratings is stable. Integrity Select …

A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for MGA Insurance in Dallas

A.M. Best has revised the long-term issuer credit rating (long-term ICR) outlook to stable from positive and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the long-term ICR of “bbb” of MGA Insurance Company Inc. (MGA), based in …

A.M. Best Upgrades Aviabel’s Ratings After AXIS Acquisition

A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Compagnie Belge d’Assurances Aviation S.A. (Aviabel). The …

S&P Raises Ratings for Belgian Aviation Insurer Aviabel After AXIS Acquisition

S&P Global Ratings has raised its long-term counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Aviabel Cie. Belge d’Assurances Aviation to “A” from “A-“, following the completion of its acquisition on April 1 by AXIS Capital. Confirming a stable outlook for …

A.M. Best Upwardly Revises Outlooks for Employers and Subsidiaries in Nevada

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed, the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Employers Insurance Group Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Co., …

A.M. Best Assigns ‘A’ Rating to Starr International (Europe) Ltd.

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a” to UK-based Starr International (Europe) Ltd. (SIEL). The outlook assigned to each rating is stable. The ratings of SIEL reflect its excellent …

Best Revises Lloyd’s Outlook to Stable from Positive on Difficult Business Conditions

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from positive of Lloyd’s and Lloyd’s Insurance Co. (China) Ltd., while at the same time affirming their financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a+”. In …

A.M. Best’s ‘A-‘ Rating Not as Good as It Seems: Fitch

Fitch Ratings this week warned that users of insurance ratings from four large credit rating agencies (CRAs) fail to understand differences in the rating scales – differences that separate A.M. Best from the rest of that pack. Specifically, Fitch said …

A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for Southern Pioneer Property and Casualty Insurance

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of “bbb” of Southern Pioneer Property and Casualty Insurance Co. (Southern Pioneer) in Jonesboro, Ark. The …