Research Update: Global Multiline Insurer AXA Group Ratings Lowered To 'A+' On Pressure On Capital Adequacy; Outlook Stable Dec 12
- Language: English
- Published: December 2012
- Region: Global
U.S. operating insurance companies viewed as "core" subsidiaries to the AXA group Well-established position in the U.S. individual annuity and life insurance markets Solid brand name, product suite, and multichannel distribution network Very strong parent, AXA S.A. A significant portion of variable annuity risk is mitigated through hedging programs and reinsurance Very limited subprime exposure Risk profile of CMBS and commercial whole loan investments appears higher than that of its peers Above-average holdings of 'BBB' bonds in U.S. operating companies Charges related to older in-force variable annuity block have dampened earnings and may continue to weigh on future performance The insurer financial strength ratings on AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., AXA Life and Annuity Co., MONY Life Insurance Co., and...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.,MONY Life Insurance Co.,The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Ltd.,AXA,AXA Life and Annuity Co.,MONY Life Insurance Co. of America
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AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.,MONY Life Insurance Co.,The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Ltd.,AXA,AXA Life and Annuity Co.,MONY Life Insurance Co. of America