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Litmus Analysis’ Shipperlee Explains Current Re/Insurance Ratings

As the former head of A.M. Best in London, and a senior executive with Standard & Poor’s, Litmus Analysis Senior Partner Stuart Shipperlee has a very complete knowledge of what re/insurance company ratings are, and, perhaps more importantly, what they …

Aspen & Endurance –‘Two Peas from the Same Pod’– Litmus Study Concludes

Stuart Shipperlee, Analytical Partner of Litmus Analysis, decided to analyze some of the financial facts “behind the ‘muck and bullets’ of the Aspen and Endurance battle,” focusing on the “background noise of relative performance.” In its bulletin announcing the results …

Will Ratings Concerns Hinder Reinsurer M&A, Hedge Fund ‘Play’? -Litmus Analysis

In the “investment banker 101 playbook” for cyclical industries the reinsurance industry has arrived at the page marked “weak pricing due to too much competition; sell M&A services to our clients,” wrote Stuart Shipperlee, Analytical Partner at London-based Litmus Analysis*. …

S&P Reinsurer Ratings Downgrades ‘Very Controversial’ – Litmus Analysis

London-based Litmus Analysis has commented on the announcement from S&P that for the first time since 2006 it expects a negative trend in reinsurer ratings in 2014. Of the 23 groups (including Lloyd’s) it defines as “global reinsurers” it notes …

IAIS Plan for Re/Insurers’ Systemic Risks ‘Debatable’ Says UK Expert

“The IAIS, with its proposal for additional risk-adjusted capital rules for major re/insurers, seems to be joining the regulatory bandwagon for seeing these as a potential source of threat to the global financial system,” wrote Stuart Shipperlee, Analytical Partner at …