CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has published an Unrated Issuer Report (UIR) on Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (Platinum). UIRs provide analytical perspective and transparency on key issues that impact an organization's creditworthiness but without providing a credit rating or rating-like opinion.
The report highlights Platinum's shrinking competitive position, which Fitch considers the company's main credit issue, and takes a closer look at Platinum's credit fundamentals. A peer analysis and summary of market-based indicators round out the UIR.
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Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (Shrinking in a Competitive Marketplace)