OCTOBER 07, 2022 11:55 AM (EDT)
AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Ghana Reinsurance PLC Under Review With Negative Implications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONDON - OCTOBER 07, 2022 11:55 AM (EDT)
AM Best has placed under review with negative implications the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb” (Fair) of Ghana Reinsurance PLC (Ghana Re) (Ghana).
These Credit Ratings (ratings) have been placed under review with negative implications while AM Best carries out an assessment of the impact of Ghana’s deteriorating economic and operating conditions on Ghana Re’s credit fundamentals. Despite some geographic diversification of its operations across the African continent, Ghana Re maintains significant exposure to Ghana, where approximately 50% of its revenue is generated and approximately 70% of its investments are held. In particular, Ghana Re is exposed to Ghanaian government bonds, as well as the domestic banking sector through cash and term deposits. High levels of inflation may also put pressure on the company’s underwriting operations.
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