Legal & General Reinsurance (L&G Re) announces today that Fitch Ratings has upgraded its Insurer Financial Strength from ‘A+’ to ‘AA-‘.
8 Oct 2020
AA ratings suggest a very low expectation of ceased or interrupted payments, and they indicate very strong capacity to meet policyholder and contractual obligations. This capacity is not especially vulnerable to foreseeable events.
Following substantial growth of L&G Re’s internal and external reinsurance business volumes, and its value to L&G in capital management terms, L&G Re’s strategic importance has also been upgraded from ‘Very Important’ to ‘Core’.
Fitch ranks Legal & General’s business profile as favourable compared with other life insurance companies in the UK. The rating also confirms the Group’s strong business profile, financial performance, investment and asset risk strategy and earnings from products in the overseas markets.
Notes to editors
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
*at 31 Dec 2021