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AM Finest has affirmed the Monetary Power Score of A+ (Superior) and the Lengthy-Time period Issuer Credit score Rankings (Lengthy-Time period ICR) of “aa-” (Superior) of RGA Reinsurance Firm (Chesterfield, MO), RGA Americas Reinsurance Firm Ltd (Bermuda), RGA Life Reinsurance Firm of Canada (Toronto, Canada), Aurora Nationwide Life Assurance Firm (Los Angeles, CA) and RGA Atlantic Reinsurance Firm, Ltd. (Barbados). These corporations collectively are known as RGA. AM Finest additionally has affirmed the Lengthy-Time period ICR of “a-” (Wonderful) and all current Lengthy-Time period Situation Credit score Rankings (Lengthy-Time period IRs) on the debt securities and indicative shelf rankings of Reinsurance Group of America, Integrated (Chesterfield, MO) [NYSE: RGA]. The outlook of those Credit score Rankings (rankings) is secure. Concurrently AM Finest has assigned “bbb+” (Good) on the $700 million, 7.125% subordinated debentures, due 2052 of Reinsurance Group of America, Integrated. The outlook assigned to this score is secure. (See under for an in depth itemizing of the Lengthy-Time period IRs.)

The rankings mirror RGA’s steadiness sheet energy, which AM Finest assesses as very sturdy, in addition to its sturdy working efficiency, favorable enterprise profile and really sturdy enterprise threat administration (ERM).

RGA’s steadiness sheet energy stays very sturdy underpinned by its consolidated risk-adjusted capitalization, which stays on the strongest stage, as measured by Finest’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), regardless of vital impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic over the previous two years. RGA had bolstered its steadiness sheet energy over the previous two years by lowering the extent of share repurchases, whereas rising the extent of money and money equivalents inside the group. Whereas the corporate has since lowered the extent of money inside the group, liquidity measures stay sturdy and monetary leverage stays nicely inside AM Finest tips for the present score. As well as, RGA maintains a top quality funding portfolio, which has skilled solely a modest quantity of impairments in the course of the previous 12 months.

RGA additionally advantages from its main market positions in america, Canada, Europe and Asia with roughly 45% of revenues coming from worldwide operations. General web premiums elevated about 7% in 2021 after a extra modest improve in 2020 as a result of pandemic. Premium development has primarily been pushed by development in all geographic areas of its conventional reinsurance section, and notably in Asia. The corporate’s in depth threat administration framework, which features a sturdy concentrate on operational and strategic dangers along with performing a mess of stress checks and continuous monitoring of rising dangers, are key elements in its very sturdy ERM evaluation.

Partially offsetting these optimistic score elements is the volatility of earnings in current durations inside sure core segments, together with its U.S. particular person mortality section and its Australia enterprise section. AM Finest notes that mortality elevated materially over the previous two and a half years as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in losses within the particular person life insurance coverage section. The pandemic has additionally negatively impacted the quantity of insurance coverage in-force over the previous two years resulting from excessive mortality and elevated lapses. Nonetheless, earnings generated from its different core companies usually have been rising in current durations and mortality has proven enchancment in more moderen months. Whereas some earnings volatility might proceed over the close to time period, AM Finest expects that earnings will step by step enhance as mortality charges proceed to say no as COVID-19 strikes into an endemic section. RGA additionally has elevated its publicity to higher-risk product strains, together with annuities and longevity reinsurance, and maintains a moderate-sized block of long-term care enterprise that will add to working volatility over the mid-to-long time period.

The next Lengthy-Time period IRs have been affirmed with a secure outlook:

Reinsurance Group of America, Integrated—

— “a-” (Wonderful) on $400 million 4.7% senior unsecured notes, due 2023

— “a-” (Wonderful) on $400 million 3.95% senior unsecured notes, due 2026

— “a-” (Wonderful) on $600 million 3.9% senior unsecured notes, due 2029

— “a-” (Wonderful) on $600 million 3.15% senior unsecured notes, due 2030

— “bbb+” (Good) on $400 million 6.2% mounted to floating subordinated debentures, due 2042

— “bbb+” (Good) on $400 million 5.75% mounted to floating price subordinated debentures, due 2056

— “bbb” (Good) on $400 million variable price junior subordinated debentures, due 2065

The next indicative Lengthy-Time period IRs accessible beneath shelf registrations have been affirmed with a secure outlook:

Reinsurance Group of America, Integrated—

— “a-” (Wonderful) on senior unsecured debt

— “bbb+” (Good) on subordinated debt

— “bbb” (Good) on most popular inventory

RGA Capital Belief III and IV—

— “bbb” (Good) on belief most popular securities

This press launch pertains to Credit score Rankings which were revealed on AM Finest’s web site. For all score data regarding the discharge and pertinent disclosures, together with particulars of the workplace chargeable for issuing every of the person rankings referenced on this launch, please see AM Finest’s Current Score Exercise net web page. For added data concerning the use and limitations of Credit score Score opinions, please view Information to Finest’s Credit score Rankings. For data on the right use of Finest’s Credit score Rankings, Finest’s Efficiency Assessments, Finest’s Preliminary Credit score Assessments and AM Finest press releases, please view Information to Correct Use of Finest’s Rankings & Assessments.

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