Research Update: Italian Insurer Unipol 'BBB+' Ratings Kept On Watch Negative On Merger Plans With Fondiaria-SAI Feb 12
- Language: English
- Published: February 2012
- Region: Italy
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Research Type: Full Analysis
Strong financial support from Italy's UGF insurance group. Integration within the UGF group's network. High credit risk, exacerbated by significant concentration in the real estate sector. Abrupt asset quality deterioration. Poor profitability. The ratings on Italy-based UGF Banca SpA reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the strong financial support the bank receives from the Italian insurance group UGF SpA (the core operating entity of UGF Assicurazioni SpA; insurer financial strength rating A-/Negative) and the bank's integration within UGF SpA's network. The ratings are constrained by what we consider to be UGF Banca's high credit risk, deteriorating asset quality, poor profitability, and weak--although improving--enterprise risk management. Our long-term counterparty credit rating on UGF Banca incorporates two notches of uplift...
Companies mentioned in this report are: UGF Banca SpA,Unipol Gruppo Finanziario SpA,UGF Assicurazioni SpA
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