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Role and relevance of credits ratings within financial markets, a focus on insurance

When: Thursday, 03 October 2019 - Thursday, 03 October 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Room 112, 1st floor, The Liberty Actuarial Auditorium, Mathematical Sciences Laboratory
Start time:12:30
Enquiries:

Edith Mkhabela on 011 717 6272 / Edith.Mkhabela@wits.ac.za

Trevor Barsdorf from S&P Global Ratings will deliver this seminar.

The world's financial markets depend on credit ratings for accessible insights and valued perspective that drives clarity and growth in the market. S&P Global ratings and insights support growth and transparency in the capital markets and help market participants and investors make educated, confident decisions. Credit ratings are opinions about credit risk. They can express a forward-looking opinion about the capacity and willingness of an entity to meet its financial commitments as they come due, and also the credit quality of an individual debt issue, such as a corporate or municipal bond, and the relative likelihood that the issue may default. Within insurance, an insurer Financial Strength Rating is a forward-looking opinion about an insurance organisation's ability to pay its policies and contracts. These ratings may be useful for buyers of insurance, risk managers and employee benefit administrators.

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