S&P Report: Firms Were Paid Less to Take On More Risk in 2005
- Kuwait's P/C sector forecast to grow around 5% - S&P. // MiddleEast Insurance Review;Dec2013, p14
The article presents forecasts on Kuwait's property/casualty market to post a real growth rate of 5 percent in 2013 and 2014, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor's Rating Services, which sees an intermediate industry and country risk for the sector.
- Construction Market Pricing Soft But Fair, Writers Note. Gusman, Phil // National Underwriter / P&C;1/14/2008, Vol. 112 Issue 2, p14
The article examines the state of the insurance industry in the U.S. The current construction insurance market has been defined as soft or at least experiencing some pressure in rates, although, many still believed that the market is healthy for there is capital building and more competition in...
- Ins. Co. liquidity a major rating issue. Desky, Drew // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;6/5/95, Vol. 99 Issue 23, p37
Discusses the rating issues considered in determining insurance companies' liquidity in the United States. Determination of allowability of liquid assets; Certainty of maturity obligations; Liquidity standards of Standard & Poor's.
- French insurers dispute ratings. Shapiro, Stacy // Business Insurance;4/25/94, Vol. 28 Issue 17, p39
Features reasons for the downgrading of Standard & Poor's ratings of French insurance companies. Reflection of external factors that have undermined profitability; Decline of real estate and stock values in France; Doubts of AXA Group as to the assessment's being up-to-date.
- S&P altering insurer ratings. Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance;05/18/98, Vol. 32 Issue 20, p2
Reports on the name change to each of Standard and Poor Corporation's insurer rating categories and its ratings to `insurer financial strength ratings.' Key word description for AAA, BBB and CCC; Reason corroborating the changes; Statements from Alan Levin, managing director at Standard and Poor/
- BUSINESS & FINANCIAL. // Insurance Advocate;3/18/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 11, p34
Reports that Standard and Poor's has enhanced the method it uses to analyze insurance companies.
- S&P casts doubt on Bermuda cat facilities. // Business Insurance;1/17/94, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p38
Reports on Standard & Poor's analysts' doubts about the long-term survival of some Bermuda insurance and reinsurance facilities. Risks involved in the new ventures; Exposure to concentrations of low-frequency, high-severity losses; Pressure from investors to diversify.
- Regulation XXX redundant affect on company reserves. S.E.L., Michael // Private Placement Letter;4/5/2004, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p4
Says that the effect of Regulation XXX in the United States creates pressure for some life insurance firms because of the increased amount of reserves required as a result of this regulation, according to a Standard & Poor's report. Significant increase in basic reserves and deficiency reserves...
- Competition overshadows growth opportunity in Kuwait. Karakuyu, Ali // MiddleEast Insurance Review;May2012, p75
The article focuses on the takaful or Islamic insurance market in Kuwait as of May 2012. Background is presented on Kuwait's insurance market. The author describes Standard and Poor's Ratings Services' assessment of the insurance market in the country. Factors affecting the market are...