March 2010

Rating Agencies

S&P’s methodology for rating insurance companies has been developed and refined over a considerable period of time; ratings themselves have been used for many years and Standard & Poor’s has been looking at insurers for more than 20 years.  During that period there has been continuous growth and development, to the extent that there are now close to 50 specialist European insurance analysts, and the depth and complexity of their analysis has moved on extensively over the years.

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