Taking a Pulse

June 1997
Journal of Financial Planning;Jun97, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p16
Academic Journal
This article discusses a survey conducted by the American Society of CLU and ChFC. According to the survey, A.M. Best Co. is still the most popular rating service in the United States. Second in the survey is Standard & Poor's followed by Moody's, Duff & Phelps, and Weiss Research.


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