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Summary: American Financial Group Inc. And Operating Subsidiaries Oct 10
Standard & Poors, October 2010
The ratings on American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) and its operating insurance subsidiaries reflect the group's very strong operating performance, which results from its strongly positioned portfolio of specialty property/casualty (P/C) commercial lines, annuity, and supplemental life businesses. Very strong capital adequacy that is redundant at the rating and appropriate financial leverage and coverage metrics further support the rating. Partially offsetting these positive factors is the investment portfolio's exposure to adverse economic conditions. Reinsurance recoverable and asbestos and environmental exposures, though well managed, are slightly greater than some similarly rated peers'. In addition, the group's competitive advantage in many segments is more a function of underwriting expertise and focus rather than brand or scale, exposing the segments to heightened competition....
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