A.M. Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of China Taiping Insurance (UK) Company Limited

LONDON--()--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb+” of China Taiping Insurance (UK) Company Limited (CTIUK) (United Kingdom). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Concurrently, A.M. Best has withdrawn the ratings as the company has requested to no longer participate in A.M. Best’s interactive rating process.

The ratings reflect CTIUK’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorises as strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. The ratings also factor in CTIUK’s strategic importance to its direct parent, China Taiping Insurance Holdings Company Limited (CTIH), as a means to access European insurance markets. Additionally, CTIUK receives operational and reinsurance support from CTIH and benefited from a capital injection in 2015 to support its expansion strategy.

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Senior Financial Analyst
charlotte.vigier@ambest.com
or
Ghislain Le Cam, CFA, FRM, +44 20 7397 0268
Director, Analytics
ghislain.lecam@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best
Charlotte Vigier, +44 20 7397 0270
Senior Financial Analyst
charlotte.vigier@ambest.com
or
Ghislain Le Cam, CFA, FRM, +44 20 7397 0268
Director, Analytics
ghislain.lecam@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com