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Research Update: Italian Financial Institution UGF Banca SpA Rated 'BBB-/A-3'; Outlook Negative
Standard & Poors, August 2009
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We are assigning our 'BBB-/A-3' counterparty credit ratings to Italian financial institution UGF Banca. The ratings reflect the bank's strategic importance within Italy-based insurer UGF. UGF Banca's high credit risk, poor profitability, and weak, although improving, enterprise risk management constrain the ratings. The negative outlook reflects uncertainty regarding the success of UGF Banca's financial turnaround in a difficult economic environment. On Aug. 4, 2009, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'BBB-' long-term and 'A-3' short-term counterparty credit ratings to Italian financial institution UGF Banca SpA. The outlook is negative. The ratings reflect UGF Banca's strategic importance within Italy-based insurer UGF Assicurazioni SpA (UGF; A-/Stable/--), and its strong integration within the UGF group's network. UGF Banca's high credit risk, poor...
Companies mentioned in this report are: UGF Banca SpA,UGF Assicurazioni SpA
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Negative
UGF Banca SpA,UGF Assicurazioni SpA