The ratings reflect Securian’s diversified business profile and leading market position in its core operating segments. The group has reported consistently strong operating results, benefiting from diversified sources of earnings with a good balance between mortality, morbidity, spread margins and fee revenue. Securian’s risk-adjusted capitalization is considered strong relative to its insurance, investment and business risks and is qualitatively enhanced by utilization of economic capital modeling and comprehensive capital stress-testing embedded in its enterprise risk management framework. Partially offsetting rating factors are the high level of competition in Securian’s core markets that may challenge its ability to sustain long-term organic growth and variability in its by-line performance in recent periods.
The ratings of Securian Casualty reflect its strong growth in the collateral protection and guaranteed asset protection market, as well as its favorable underwriting performance and risk-adjusted capitalization. In addition, Securian Casualty provides financial support and added diversification to Securian’s
The ratings of American Modern Life and Southern Pioneer Life reflect their ownership by Minnesota Life and strong risk-adjusted capitalization supported by a high credit quality investment portfolio. However, these entities have a limited business profile as most new business is being written by the parent company.
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