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Research Update: Swiss Life/Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs- und Rentenanstalt AG Mar 03
Standard & Poors, March 2003
On March 6, 2003, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'A' long-term counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings on Switzerland-based life insurer Swiss Life/Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs- und Rentenanstalt AG (Swiss Life) on CreditWatch with negative implications. This followed the group's announcement that it expects to report a bottom-line loss of Swiss franc 1.7 billion ($1.3 billion) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2002, mainly as a result of deepened losses in the group's domestic business, realized capital losses, and significant asset impairments. At the same time, Standard & Poor's placed its 'BBB' long-term counterparty credit rating on Swiss Life Holding and its 'BBB' long-term senior unsecured debt rating on the mandatory convertible securities issued by Swiss Life Cayman Finance...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Swiss Life AG,Soc. Suisse d'Ass. generales sur la Vie Humaine (Swiss Life French Branch),Swiss Life AG, Niederlassung fuer Deutschland,Swiss Life Holding,Swiss Life Cayman Finance Ltd.
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Swiss Life AG,Soc. Suisse d'Ass. generales sur la Vie Humaine (Swiss Life French Branch),Swiss Life AG, Niederlassung fuer Deutschland,Swiss Life Holding,Swiss Life Cayman Finance Ltd.