S&P Affirms Then Withdraws Various PI Ratings.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2003
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Ratings Service
A company, such as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, that rates various debt and preferred stock issues for safety of payment of principal, interest, or dividends. said today that it withdrew its public information (pi) counterparty Counterparty
The other participant, including intermediaries, in a swap or contract. credit and financial strength ratings on various insurance companies because of a decision to refocus Verb 1. refocus - focus once again; The physicist refocused the light beam"
focus - cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"
2. analytical analytical, analytic
pertaining to or emanating from analysis.
control of confounding by analysis of the results of a trial or test. research resources.
"Specifically, in those insurance sectors where Standard & Poor's already provides significant coverage through its full, interactive rating process, Standard & Poor's will withdraw many--or, in some cases, all--of its pi ratings," explained credit analyst Tom Taillon Taillon is a provincial electoral district in Quebec, Canada that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. The district is located in Longueuil (includes the northern portions of the city) and in the 1995 Quebec referendum it voted 61% for Quebec to separate. .
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v. af·firmed, af·firm·ing, af·firms
1. To declare positively or firmly; maintain to be true.
2. To support or uphold the validity of; confirm.
v.intr. before their withdrawal based on the most recently available public information.
Complete ratings information is available to subscribers of RatingsDirect, Standard & Poor's Web-based credit analysis system, at www.ratingsdirect.com. All ratings affected by this rating action can be found on Standard & Poor's public Web site at www.standardandpoors.com; under Fixed Income in the left navigation bar A set of buttons or graphic images typically in a row or column used as a central point that link you to major topic sections on a Web site. If the navigation bar is a single graphic image with multiple selections, it is known as an imagemap. See imagemap. , select Credit Ratings Actions.
Ratings List: Ratings Affirmed Then Withdrawn Accredited Surety & Casualty Co. Inc. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. Centennial Casualty Co. Century-National Insurance Co. Co-Operative Insurance Cos. Harco National Insurance Co. Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co. Majestic Insurance Co. Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Co. Risk Retention Group RAM Mutual Insurance Co. State-Wide Insurance Co. Texas Lawyers Insurance Exchange Transguard Insurance Co. of America Inc. Tri-State Consumer Insurance Co. Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corp. Wolverine Mutual Insurance Co. Counterparty credit rating BBBpi Financial strength rating BBBpi Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Association Country-Wide Insurance Co. Eveready Insurance Co. Florida Hospitality Mutual Insurance Co. Lexington National Insurance Corp. Rockford Mutual Insurance Co. Safe Auto Insurance Co. Sterling Insurance Co. Wisconsin American Mutual Insurance Co. Counterparty credit rating BBpi Financial strength rating BBpi Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. Pacific Pioneer Insurance Co. Counterparty credit rating Bpi Financial strength rating Bpi