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Summary: Falcon Insurance Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Standard & Poors, November 2005
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The insurer financial strength rating on Falcon Insurance Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Falcon HK) reflects explicit support provided in the form of a guarantee by related group company Odyssey America Reinsurance Corp. (Odyssey America Re; A-/Stable/--), a subsidiary of Falcon HK's ultimate parent, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (Fairfax; BB/Positive/--). The rating on Falcon HK also reflects the company's improved underwriting performance of recent years, a satisfactory investment profile, and good capitalization. The rating is moderated by softer market conditions experienced in 2004 and 2005, particularly for employee compensation (EC) insurance, which is currently the company's main business line. Falcon HK's revenue is likely to remain volatile as a result of its heavy reliance on EC premiums, even though the company...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Falcon Insurance Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd.,Odyssey Reinsurance Company,Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.
Falcon Insurance Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd.,Odyssey Reinsurance Company,Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.