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S&P upgrades Legal & General Reinsurance to ‘AA-’ to reflect core status; Outlook stable

Legal & General Reinsurance (L&G Re) announces today that ratings agency Standard & Poors (S&P) has upgraded its long-term financial strength rating from ‘A+’ to ‘AA-‘.

8 Feb 2021


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Since L&G Re was formed in 2014, it has become an integral part of the Legal & General group's reinsurance strategy and S&P now considers L&G Re to be a core component of the group.

In 2019, L&G Re reported total profit and comprehensive income of £455 million on an IFRS basis versus the group's total profit after taxes of £1,810 million (about 25% of the group's total). In addition, L&G Re's equity accounted for about 14.5% of group shareholder's equity at year-end 2019.

L&G Re’s ratings upgrade by S&P aligns it with the ratings on the group’s other core operating entities. The stable outlook also parallels S&P’s outlook on the other members of the L&G group.

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Margrit Williams

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Legal & General Retirement Institutional

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Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, 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 30 June 2021

Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) works with trustees and sponsoring companies of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes of all sizes to settle their pension obligations and secure scheme members’ benefits, through a full range of buy-ins, buyouts and other de-risking solutions.

Our UK Retirement annuity book stands at over £85 billion as at 30 June 2021, of which over £25 billion is invested in direct investments that deliver positive social and environmental impacts, such as clean energy and affordable housing.

Our Client Services’ 12-month rolling Net Promoter Score (NPS) is above +70, which is widely regarded as being at a “world class” level.

(As of June 2021)