JUNE 12, 2015 01:13 PM (EDT)
A.M. Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Positive for Members of the IFG Companies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - JUNE 12, 2015 01:13 PM (EDT)
The ratings are based on a consolidation of the group members and reflect the group's strong balance sheet, favorable operating profitability and historically solid core business results. The ratings also recognize IFG's excellent geographic footprint and spread of risk, multiple distribution channels, effective use of technology and limited catastrophe exposure.
These positive rating factors are partially offset by constraints on growth due to market conditions.
The revision in IFG's ICR outlook reflects the group's favorable loss and combined ratios, and sustained surplus growth, which A.M. Best expects will continue as management executes its business strategy.
The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best's Credit Rating Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best's rating process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating process. Best's Credit Rating Methodology can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology .
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