Fitch Publishes Brazilian Insurance Quarterly Dashboard

RIO DE JANEIRO--()--Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Brazilian Insurance Dashboard 4Q14

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=863964

Fitch Ratings has published its quarterly Brazilian Insurance Dashboard.

Key items that are covered in this report include premium growth trends and outlook, sector profitability, and capitalization. Fitch expects premium growth to remain relatively subdued in 2015. Demand for insurance is likely come under pressure from meager economic growth, higher inflation, a potential increase in unemployment, and a reduction in the availability of credit and government spending. However, sector profitability should remain broadly stable aided by solid financial income. Sector leverage ratios, which have trended up since 2010, should stabilize as a result of lower paced premium growth.

The 'Brazilian Insurance Dashboard 4Q14' is available on Fitch's website at www.fitchratings.com, or by clicking on the link.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Esin Celasun
Director
Fitch Ratings Brazil Ltda.
+55 21 4503-2626
Praca XV de Novembro 20, 401B - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
or
Rodrigo Salas
Senior director
+56 22 499-3309
or
Media Relations:
Elizabeth Fogerty, +1-212-908-0526
elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Esin Celasun
Director
Fitch Ratings Brazil Ltda.
+55 21 4503-2626
Praca XV de Novembro 20, 401B - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
or
Rodrigo Salas
Senior director
+56 22 499-3309
or
Media Relations:
Elizabeth Fogerty, +1-212-908-0526
elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com