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Research Update: Lloyd's Syndicate Assessment On Canopius Managing Agents Ltd. - Syndicate 4444 Revised To '2+' From '3-'; Outlook Stable Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Canopius Group Ltd. (CGL; not rated) is the main capacity provider and the ultimate parent of Canopius Managing Agents - Syndicate 4444 (Canopius, or Syndicate 4444, or the syndicate). In our opinion, CGL's risk-based capital, measured using our model, is significantly below 'BBB' level. Consequently, we are revising our view of the capitalization of Syndicate 4444 to marginal from "adequate", as our criteria define these terms. This downward revision reflects a catastrophe risk charge that is significantly higher than what we previously included in our capital model, and a reduction we anticipate in shareholders' funds, reflecting large losses in 2011. As a result, we are revising downward the Lloyd's Syndicate Assessment on Syndicate 4444 to '2+' from '3-'. The outlook...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Canopius Managing Agents Ltd. - Syndicate 4444,Lloyd's
Action: Outlook: Stable
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Canopius Managing Agents Ltd. - Syndicate 4444,Lloyd's