Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 2, 2005
Demotech, Inc., the originator of Financial Stability RatingsÂ® (FSR) for Property and Casualty insurers, announces the assignment of a Financial Stability RatingÂ® of A (Exceptional) to Adirondack Insurance Exchange. Adirondack Insurance Exchange will be owned by its policyholders and managed by Adirondack AIF, LLC, an attorney-in-fact, AAIF. AAIF is a wholly owned subsidiary of OneBeacon, LLC.
The Financial Stability RatingÂ® of A (Exceptional) was based, in large part, upon the companyÂs well-presented business plan, which was to be executed by an experienced management team.
A Financial Stability RatingÂ® summarizes DemotechÂs opinion as to the financial stability of an insurer regardless of general economic conditions or the phase of the underwriting cycle. Financial Stability RatingsÂ® are based upon statutory insurance accounting principles prescribed or permitted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). For more than a decade, Financial Stability RatingsÂ® of A or better have been accepted by the major participants in the secondary mortgage marketplace, including the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD.
As part of our continuous evaluation of companies, subscribers to Financial Stability RatingsÂ® submit both annual and quarterly financial reports. Financial Stability RatingsÂ® are reviewed and, when appropriate, revised quarterly.
The OneBeacon Insurance Group, LLC family of companies consists of several U.S. based Property and Casualty insurance writers. The ultimate parent of OneBeacon is White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
White Mountains is a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange under the symbol ÂWTMÂ. Additional financial information and other items of interest are available at the CompanyÂs web site located at http://www.whitemountains.com.
About Demotech, Inc.
Since 1985, Demotech, Inc., a Columbus Ohio base financial analysis and actuarial services firm, has been serving the industry, providing independent opinions on the financial stability of Property and Casualty insurers and Title underwriters. Demotech offers a variety of services including actuarial opinions and pricing assistance, strategic market and product evaluations and analysis, as well as financial valuations. Demotech was the first service to have its rating process formally reviewed and accepted by the Federal Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the United State Department of Housing and Urban development (HUD).
Visit http://www.demotech.com for more information.
Barry J. Koestler, II, CFA
Senior Financial Analyst and Chief Ratings Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) 354-7207 Ext. 27