AM Best Assigns Issuer Credit Rating to Sammons Financial Group Global Funding – InsuranceNewsNet


AM Best assigned a long-term issuer credit rating of “aa-” (superior) to Sammons Financial Group Global Funding (SFG Global Funding) (Delaware). The outlook attributed to this credit rating (rating) is stable.

SFG Global Funding is a new statutory trust organized in Delaware created to issue senior secured medium term notes secured by financing agreements issued to it by Midland National Life Insurance Company (Midland National), a Iowa-domiciled life insurance company that is part of Sammons Financial Group (SFG). SFG Global Funding intends to issue senior unsecured medium term notes on an opportunistic basis and is authorized to issue up to $5 billion outstanding at any given time (or the equivalent in one or more foreign currencies). AM Best notes that SFG’s operating leverage remains within AM Best’s guidelines, with additional issuances expected to moderately increase operating leverage over the next few years.

SFG is a financial services holding company comprised of multiple member firms that offer a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels. SFG’s insurance products include life insurance, including life insurance owned by bank credit unions, and fixed and variable annuities. In addition, it offers mutual fund individual custodial retirement account products and investment advisory services through Beacon Capital Management, LLC.

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