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CHICAGO, Jul 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings affirms the ratings of XL Group Ltd. (XL; a Cayman subsidiary of XL Group plc, renamed from XL Capital Ltd) and its property/casualty (re)insurance subsidiaries, including the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) for XL at 'BBB+', and the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating of its core operating companies at 'A'. (See the full list below.) The Rating Outlook has been revised to Stable from Negative. The Outlook revision to Stable reflects the company's improvement in capitalization, reduced ...
could lose $1 million on each policy totaling to $1 billion. It may be better to pass some potential risk to a reinsurance company ( reinsurer ) as this will minimize the insurer' s risk. There are two basic methods of reinsurance: Facultative Reinsurance is specific reinsurance covering a single risk. The reinsurer is reinsuring one insured on a specific policy. Each facultative risk is submitted by the insurer to the reinsurer . Treaty Reinsurance is a method of reinsurance requiring the insurer and the reinsurer to formulate and execute a reinsurance contract . The reinsurer then covers all the insurance policies coming ...
Canada Pension Plan Invests in Oilsands « Finance Blog
Good day finance fans! Here’s an update on the price action of gold which I last posted on June 28 (kindly see my previous entry here). As you can see, the price of gold has weakened after it marked a new all-time high at $1,265.05 per ounce on June 21. Gold has a possibility to [...] about 5 minutes ago - No comments Submitted by Brandon Ferro, Managing Member of Hevea Partners Some Market Thoughts worth Sharing Historical market data that suggest our current situation resembles very scary periods in times past (i.e., the 1929 crash to be specific) is beginning to pile up. Let’s look at the set up from the perspective of ... market research, surveys and trends
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IBM, Intel, Electronic Arts, XL Capital: U.S. Equity Movers ...
May 12 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in U.S. trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of 4 p.m. in New York. Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACHN US) surged 14 percent, the most since Dec. 16, to $2.70. The New Haven, Connecticut- based biopharmaceutical company said a clinical trial on its experimental drug, ACH-1625, showed “positive” results in treating patients with hepatitis C. Ambac Financial Group Inc. (ABK US) fell 6.9 percent to $1.36, declining for a second day. The bond insurer delayed filing its quarterly results and said it anticipated a net loss ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
XL's First-Quarter Profit Surges to $143.9 Million on Improved ...
the biggest gainer in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index last year, said first-quarter profit surged on improved investment results. Net income rose to $143.9 million from $3.1 million in the same period a year earlier, the Bermuda-based insurer said today in a statement distributed by PR Newswire. Operating income, which excludes some investment losses, was 44 cents per ordinary share, compared with the 23-cent average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Net realized losses on investments fell to $36.2 million from $251.9 million. XL has shifted its investment portfolio to lower-yielding holdings to reduce risk after it ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Cox meets with EU officials to press case for Solvency II equivalence
Finance Minister Paula Cox was in Brussels last week for talks with European Union officials as the Island strives to stay ahead of rival jurisdictions in the race to gain recognition for its regulatory framework as meeting international standards. New rules on capital requirements and corporate governance — known as Solvency II — are due to be introduced in the EU in 2012. The Bermuda Monetary Authority, the Island's financial regulator, has been strengthening its insurance regulations to meet Solvency II standards, in order to achieve "third country equivalence". This is of high importance to Bermuda, as failure ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Sofinnova Partners, Gimv and Amundi Private Equity Funds Invest in McPhy Energy
Sofinnova Partners, acting as a leading investor, Gimv and Amundi Private Equity Funds announced today their investment in McPhy Energy, together with the historic investors in a second round of funding worth EUR 13.7m. The funds will be used towards the global expansion of McPhy Energy and the further industrialisation and commercialisation of its products. McPhy Energy is an innovative French company founded in January 2008 with the mission to industrialise and commercialise a new technology for the solid storage of hydrogen in the form of magnesium hydride. The company has developed an alternative solution for the on-site ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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XL Capital Assurance, Inc.: No Action, Interpretive and/or ...
Based on the facts presented, the Division will not raise any objec-tion if, under the Commission's incorporation by reference regula-tions, Rule 411 of Regulation C under the Securities Act of 1933 and Item 10(d) of Regulation S-K, Capital Assurance's financial statements filed as exhibits to its parent's Securities Exchange Act reports are incorporated by reference into another issuer's registration statement on Form S-3. In the staff's view, this position is limited solely to the presentation of Capital Assurance's financial statements in an is-suer's prospectus and does not affect an ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Buncombe MSD Case Study: What Happens When Your Insurer Crumbles?
Oct 8, 2009 ... Scott Powell, Director of Finance, MSD Buncombe County ... XL Capital was the winning bidder and insured the bonds ...
XL capital shares showing up as zero. Why? - Yahoo! Answers
I woke up this morning and my XL capital shares sign changed to XLNEWW and they are showing up as "0" in my zecco trading account. Why is that? Have I been wiped out? The company is still there. The stock's being traded. 6 days ago (Tiebreaker) Answerer 1 You should have a stock traded as XL.NYSE (XL Group Plc (Ireland) New. This is the result of a name change and redomestication. Price 15.98 6 days ago Sign in to vote! 0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer Report Abuse Sometimes none of the answers get it just right. If so, pick "No Best Answer". Voters DO NOT get any points ...
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I need the Estimated Earnings per Share (EPS) and Forward Price-Earnings (PE) Ratio for the companies listed below (stock symbols in parentheses). I only need the EPS information for the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2003. You can often find such information on pages such as this: that contains Analyst Estimates. I do not want the Actual EPS for these quarters, just the estimated (sometimes called projected) EPS. From what I have seen, the Forward PE is available only on an annual basis (by Fiscal Year). I need the Forward PE for 2003 and 2004 only. 2005 is currently available. If quarterly ...