Company Ratings

A.M. Best, S&P, Moody's & Fitch review their ratings periodically and we cannot assure you that we will maintain our current ratings in the future. These and other agencies may also rate our company or our insurance subsidiaries on a solicited or an unsolicited basis. Ratings are not designed to be, and do not serve as, measures of protection or valuation offered to investors. These financial strength ratings should not be relied on with respect to making an investment in our securities. Each of the following organizations use a different ranking system to rate insurers; they are not equivalent to one another. See the information below about Rating Categories to learn more.

Industry ratings

Our principal life insurance subsidiaries are rated by A.M. Best as follows:

Company A.M. Best
Genworth Life Insurance Company C++
Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company B
Genworth Life Insurance Company of New York C++

Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Genworth Life Insurance Company and Genworth Life Insurance Company of New York ratings do not apply to the safety or performance of underlying portfolios of variable products, which will fluctuate and could lose value.
Our mortgage insurance subsidiaries are rated by Standard and Poor's and Moody's as follows:

Company Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch
Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation BBB Baa2 BBB+

Genworth Seguros de Credito a la Vivienda S.A. de C.V. short term rating is “HR1” and long term rating is "HR AA" by HR Ratings on a Local Scale.

A.M. Best states that its "B" (Fair) rating is assigned to companies that have, in its opinion, a fair ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations while "C++" (Marginal) is assigned to those companies that have, in its opinion, a marginal ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations. The "B" (Fair) and "C++" (Marginal) rating is the seventh and ninth-highest of 15 ratings assigned by A.M. Best, which range from "A++" to "F."

S&P states that an insurer rated "BBB" (Good) has good financial security characteristics. The "BBB" range is the fourth-highest of nine financial strength rating ranges assigned by S&P, which range from "AAA" to "R." A plus (+) or minus (-) shows relative standing in a rating category. These suffixes are not added to ratings in the "AAA" category or to ratings below the "CCC" category. Accordingly, the "BBB" rating is ninth-highest of S&P's 21 ratings categories.

Moody's states that insurance companies rated "Baa" (Adequate) offer adequate financial security. The "Baa" (Adequate) is the fourth-highest of nine financial strength rating ranges assigned by Moody’s, which range from "Aaa" to "C." Numeric modifiers are used to refer to the ranking within the groups, with 1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest. These modifiers are not added to ratings in the "Aaa" category or to ratings below the "Caa" category. Accordingly, the "Baa2" is the ninth-highest of Moody’s 21 ratings categories.

Fitch states that “BBB” (Good) rated insurance companies are viewed as possessing good capacity to meet policyholder and contract obligations. The “BBB” rating category is the fourth-highest of nine financial strength rating categories, which range from “AAA” to “C.” The symbol (+) or (-) may be appended to a rating to indicate the relative position of a credit within a rating category. These suffixes are not added to ratings in the “AAA” category or to ratings below the “B” category. Accordingly, the “BBB+” rating is the eighth-highest of Fitch's 19 ratings categories.

 

 

Rating categories

The rating categories in any given rank are not equivalent to one another.

Rank A.M. Best Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch
1 A++ = Superior AAA = Extremely Strong Aaa = Exceptional AAA = Exceptionally Strong
2 A+ = Superior AA+ = Very Strong Aa1 = Excellent AA+ = Very Strong
3 A = Excellent AA = Very Strong Aa2 = Excellent AA = Very Strong
4 A- = Excellent AA- = Very Strong Aa3 = Excellent AA- = Very Strong
5 B++ = Good A+ = Strong A1 = Good A+ = Strong
6 B+ = Good A = Strong A2 = Good A = Strong
7 B = Fair A- = Strong A3 = Good A- = Strong
8 B- = Fair BBB+ = Good Baa1 = Adequate BBB+ = Good
9 C++ = Marginal BBB = Good Baa2 = Adequate BBB = Good
10 C+ = Marginal BBB- = Good Baa3 = Adequate BBB- = Good
11 C = Weak BB+ = Marginal Ba1 = Questionable BB+ = Moderately Weak
12 C- = Weak BB = Marginal Ba2 = Questionable BB = Moderately Weak
13 D = Poor BB- = Marginal Ba3 = Questionable BB- = Moderately Weak
14 E = Supervision B+ = Weak B1 = Poor B+ = Weak
15 F = In Liquidation B = Weak B2 = Poor B = Weak
16 S = Suspended B- = Weak B3 = Poor B- = Weak
17   CCC+ = Very Weak Caa1 = Very Poor CCC+ = Very Weak
18   CCC = Very Weak Caa2 = Very Poor CCC = Very Weak
19   CCC- = Very Weak Caa3 = Very Poor CCC- = Very Weak
20   CC = Extremely Weak Ca = Extremely Poor CC = Extremely Weak
21   R = Supervision C = Lowest C = Distressed
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