Topeka, Kansas (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Security Benefit Corporation, a leading provider of retirement savings and income vehicles throughout the nation, today announced it has received a financial strength ratings upgrade from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to A- with a stable outlook for its insurance entities, Security Benefit Life Insurance Company and its affiliate, First Security Benefit Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York.
“We’ve delivered an improved and more competitive market position; consistently strong operating results; and a strengthened capital position along with important improvements in the quality of our capital,” said Michael P. Kiley, Chief Executive Officer, Security Benefit Corporation. “We are on a positive trajectory as we’ve established our position as a leader in the retirement savings and income marketplace. We’ve diversified our business profile generating asset flows from multiple channels of distribution.”
Kiley said the quantity and quality of Security Benefit’s capital continues to improve and was recently further enhanced through a transaction whereby the company’s Asset Management division was integrated into Guggenheim’s broader investment platform. Security Benefit is a Guggenheim Partners Company.
At a time when strong financial ratings have never been more important, nor more difficult to achieve, in the past two years Security Benefit has recorded four upgrades, which is especially impressive in the insurance industry.
“We are extremely pleased that S&P has upgraded our firm and believe the improved credit rating validates our long-term business strategy,” said Kiley. “Our targeted focus to help Americans save for and manage income through retirement, coupled with the backing and support of Guggenheim, positions us for further expansion and growth, giving us a business model others can only envy. We’re optimistic that with continued strong performance, more upgrades are in our future.”
For more information, please contact:
Michel’ Cole, Security Benefit Corporation
Laura Parsons, CSG-PR
About Security Benefit Corporation
Founded in 1892, Security Benefit Corporation, a Guggenheim Partners Company, is a leading provider of savings and income solutions for America’s pre-and post-retirees. Security Benefit Corporation targets multiple wealth segments and channels of distribution through an independent, merit-based distribution structure. By leveraging Guggenheim’s superior general account management capabilities into highly competitive products, Security Benefit Corporation focuses on the retirement savings market providing a full range of services to independent distributors including broker/dealers, IMOs and other financial service providers. Security Benefit is indirectly controlled by Guggenheim Partners, LLC. The firm’s se2 division is an award-winning and nationally recognized provider of administrative services for the insurance and financial services industry. To learn more about Security Benefit or se2, visit http://www.securitybenefit.com or http://www.se2.com.
About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in 10 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.guggenheimpartners.com.
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Services are offered through Security Distributors, Inc., and indirect subsidiary of Security Benefit Corporation (“Security Benefit”). Security Benefit is indirectly controlled by Guggenheim Partners, LLC.