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Research Update: AXA Outlook To Negative On Weakened Capital Adequacy, Core Entities Affirmed At 'AA-'; Off Watch Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Market developments in the second half of 2011 have weakened France-based insurer AXA group's risk-adjusted capital adequacy. We are affirming the 'AA-' long-term ratings on AXA group, assigning a negative outlook, and removing them from CreditWatch with negative implications where we placed them on Dec. 9, 2011. The negative outlook reflects our concerns that the current investment market conditions and economic outlook may constrain AXA's abilities restore its capital adequacy. We expect, however, that AXA group's revenue and earnings diversification, management actions, and risk management abilities will help strengthen capital adequacy in 2012 and 2013. On Jan. 27, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed the 'AA-' long-term counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings on the "core" subsidiaries of...
Action: Outlook: Negative
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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