HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit rating of “aa-” of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa) are unchanged following the announcement that it plans to invest in SCOR SE (SCOR) (France).
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc (SJNK) (Japan) announced on March 6, 2015 that Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, its main operating subsidiary, will acquire a 7.8% stake in SCOR and intends to further increase that stake to 15%.
Overall investment risk to equities is expected to remain within an acceptable level, as the company has reduced its exposure to the domestic equity market over the years. More recently, the company has made an effort to expand its earnings profile and diversify the risk profile both in investment and underwriting.
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa is a wholly owned subsidiary of SJNK, which is one of the major non-life insurance holding companies in Japan. SJNK Holdings was established as a joint holding company following the merger of Sompo Japan and NIPPONKOA Insurance Co., Ltd. (NIPPONKOA) in 2010.
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