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