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Summary: MLC Ltd. Nov 07
Standard & Poors, November 2007
The 'AA' financial strength rating on MLC Ltd. (MLC) reflects the company's core position in the wealth management group of National Australia Bank Ltd. (NAB; AA/Stable/A-1+), Australia's largest financial institution. On a stand-alone basis, MLC's credit profile is strong, based on a strong local franchise in life insurance and wealth management businesses. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects MLC to maintain its robust capital adequacy, and believes that continued very strong growth in Australia's wealth management market will benefit MLC. Moderating its resilient capabilities is MLC's exposure to highly competitive markets, and relatively low earnings base. MLC is a leading provider of insurance, superannuation, and wealth management services, with operations based predominantly within Australia. At June 30, 2007, MLC had...
Companies mentioned in this report are: MLC Ltd.,National Australia Bank Ltd.,MLC Lifetime Co. Ltd.,National Wealth Management Holdings Ltd.
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MLC Ltd.,National Australia Bank Ltd.,MLC Lifetime Co. Ltd.,National Wealth Management Holdings Ltd.