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capitalization

n. 1) the act of counting anticipated earnings and expenses as capital assets (property, equipment, fixtures) for accounting purposes. 2) the amount of anticipated net earnings which hypothetically can be used for conversion into capital assets.

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The ratings reflect ZFS' strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, in addition to its excellent earnings and business positions in Europe and the United States.
Best believes that Winterthur Group's capitalisation will continue to recover at a slower pace than in prior years when the group's capitalisation benefited from its divestments, restrained premium growth and retained profits.
Best believes that Steamship London's risk-adjusted capitalisation is likely to improve as absolute capitalisation increases through the retention of surplus and underwriting risk stabilises as the business matures (Steamship London recommenced underwriting in 2003).
Best believes that Prudential's consolidated risk-adjusted capitalisation is deteriorating due to the increased volumes of high-risk equity-backed products but will stabilise to levels commensurate with the current rating.
Stable capitalisation--Risk-adjusted capitalisation will remain strong as the moderate consolidated premium growth is compensated by increases in retained earnings and increases in soft capital elements.
Stable capitalisation-- CLICE's excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation will likely remain stable over the next two years.
Sirius' risk-adjusted capitalisation is not expected to materially change following its acquisition by WTM.
The rating reflects SCOR's very good prospective capitalisation, improving trends in underlying performance, actions taken to mitigate the risks associated with Commercial Risks Partners Limited (CRP) (Bermuda) and the company's credit derivatives portfolio, as well as strong support from its core clients in continental European markets.