(Norwalk, CT) AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “aa-” of the life/health subsidiaries of Wilton Re Ltd (Nova Scotia, Canada), collectively known as Wilton Re. AM Best also has affirmed the Long-Term ICRs of “a-” of Wilton Re Ltd and Wilton Re Finance LLC (Wilton Re Finance) (Delaware), as well as the Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “a-” on the $300 million 5.875% senior unsecured notes, due 2033, of Wilton Re Finance. The notes are unconditionally guaranteed by the parent companies, Wilton Re U.S. Holdings, Inc. and Wilton Re Ltd. The outlook of the Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect Wilton Re’s balance sheet strength assessment, which AM Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.
The ratings also reflect Wilton Re’s very strong risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), continued strong operating earnings and disciplined growth strategy, as well as the ongoing commitment by the company’s highly rated ultimate parent, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), to provide capital to Wilton Re in support of future growth.
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