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Summary: Beazley PLC Oct 11
Standard & Poors, October 2011
The 'BBB+' long-term counterparty credit rating on Ireland-domiciled Beazley PLC reflects its position as the current holding company of the group (Beazley). The group's principal source of earnings is derived from its participation in Beazley Furlonge - Syndicate 0623/2623/3622/3623 (Lloyd's Syndicate Assessment '4/Stable'), which operates within the Lloyd's Insurance Market (Lloyd's or the Market; insurer financial strength rating, A+/Stable/--). The rating primarily reflects key features of Beazley's operating profile, including strong competitive position, Syndicate 0623/2623/3622/3623's strong earnings, and strong enterprise risk management. These strengths are partially offset, however, by increased catastrophe and investment risk tolerance which adds volatility to capitalization, and potential execution risk of the long-term growth strategy. Beazley's strong competitive position is derived from its long history of...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Beazley PLC,Lloyd's,Beazley Furlonge Ltd. - Syndicate 0623/2623/3622/3623
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Beazley PLC,Lloyd's,Beazley Furlonge Ltd. - Syndicate 0623/2623/3622/3623