Chubb Limited CB recently made an equity investment of $10 million in Africa-based Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). With this investment, Chubb became the first global property and casualty (P&C) insurer to become a shareholder in Africa's leading multilateral political risk and credit insurer.
ATI, established by a treaty in 2001 and headquartered in Nairobi, supports trade and investment in African member states by offering comprehensive risk solutions such as political risk and credit insurance products. The insurer offers a flexible range of products designed to meet clients’ objectives. Currently, ATI’s shareholders include 16 African nations and 10 institutional members. Its partners include African and international lenders and corporates, contractors, exporters and importers, government agencies, insurers, reinsurers and investors.
ATI is rated one of the strongest institutions in Africa with an investment grade rating from S&P Global Ratings. Based on strong capitalization and a robust business strategy, it aids investors to obtain a healthy return on their investment. An investment in ATI can be leveraged up to 30 times to cover projects valued between $600 million to $1 billion.
The $10 million equity investment from Chubb reflects its commitment to the political risk and credit insurance markets. The objective of the investment is to promote ATI’s development and to encourage investment, trade and economic growth throughout Africa. Chubb’s financial strength will enable ATI to build institutional resilience and expand its global networks.
Chubb Limited, a global insurance and reinsurance company, remains focused on insurance business. Investments made by the company in various strategic initiatives have paved the way for long-term growth. It is the world’s largest listed industrial insurance company with solid financial strength and a broad range of international insurance products for individuals and companies alike. Chubb’s core operating insurance companies have financial strength ratings of AA from Standard & Poor’s and A++ from A.M. Best.
Shares of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) property and casualty insurer have outperformed the industry year to date. The stock has gained 18.5% compared with the industry’s growth of 10.2%.
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