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Rating company gives its view on Sovereign

Ratings agency AM Best explains why it has left Sovereign's financial strength rating unchanged as well as outlining its views on the company's financial position and its distribution strategy.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 7:33AM

AM Best has reissued Sovereign's Financial Strength Rating at the A+ (Superior) level for the ninth consecutive year. It says the rating reflects Sovereign’s strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, good operating performance and favorable business profile.

It says that despite a high dividend payout ratio, the company’s risk-adjusted capitalisation is expected to remain supportive of the current ratings, underpinned by a relatively low premium growth rate, robust earnings derived from in-force business and stable investment returns...MORE»

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Thursday, December 15th, 1:22PM

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It's time to shine your light

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Russell Hutchinson draws inspiration from a Canadian advice business and provides some ideas about how to become a really good and busy adviser.



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