Standard & Poor's Ratings Services rated $2.73 billion of funding-agreement-backed notes in the third quarter of 2009, which brings total issuance so far this year to $5.08 billion (see the chart). Only two companies--Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., which issued four notes totaling $2.43 billion, and MassMutual Life Insurance Co., which issued one note for $300 million--were active in the market. In the third quarter, there was $377 million of redemptions, bringing the year-to-date total to $4.877 billion. It is important to note that the redemptions were not required by the transaction documents, rather the companies chose to redeem those notes based on current market fundamentals. We are including only one table (maturity schedule by company) in this quarterly update because...
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- Nationwide Life Insurance Co.
- John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
- Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
- New York Life Insurance Co.
- Prudential Insurance Co. of America
- MetLife Insurance Co. of Connecticut
- Protective Life Insurance Co.
- Hartford Life Insurance Co.
- SunAmerica Life Insurance Co.
- Pacific Life Insurance Co.
- Principal Life Insurance Co.
- Security Life of Denver Insurance Co.
- Allstate Life Insurance Co.
- Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Co.
- Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.
- Jackson National Life Insurance Co.
- Genworth Life Insurance Co.
- Monumental Life Insurance Co.
- XL Life Insurance and Annuity Co.
- American General Life Insurance Co. of Delaware
- ING U.S. Annuity and Life Insurance Co.
- Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (U.S. branch)
- MassMutual Life Insurance Co.