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December 20, 2012
09:46 EDTGNWGenworth sees $80M benefit to Q4 GAAP net income from Canadian act
Genworth Financial's Canadian subsidiary, Genworth MI Canada, reported the anticipated financial impact, under International Financial Reporting Standards, from the implementation of the Protection of Residential Mortgage or Hypothecary Insurance Act, or PRMHIA, effective on January 1, 2013. PRMHIA establishes a legislative framework that replaces the current Government Guarantee Agreement. While there is no change in the level of the Government Guarantee to MIC under PRMHIA, it does eliminate the Government Guarantee Fund and related exit fees in favor of a higher regulatory capital target set by Canada's Minister of Finance. When PRMHIA is implemented, the elimination of the Government Guarantee Fund will increase MIC's regulatory capital available, which is expected to be predominately offset by an increase in its required capital. The implementation of this legislation is positive and will strengthen Genworth MI Canada's claim paying ability. Under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, Genworth Financial expects a benefit of approximately $80M in 4Q12 to its net income from the reversal of the accrued liability for exit fees associated with this change to the Government Guarantee Agreement. Genworth Financial's current year portion of the exit fee accrual for the business through September 30 was approximately $8M. There are no other significant impacts anticipated on GAAP results or U.S. statutory capital levels, Genworth said.
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April 20, 2015
10:02 EDTGNWPRA Group names Deborah Cassidy as Chief Information Officer
PRA Group (PRAA) announced the appointment of Deborah G. Cassidy as a new member of PRA Group's executive management team. Cassidy will serve as chief information officer for the company. Most recently, Cassidy was senior vice president and business chief information officer for Genworth Financial (GNW).
April 17, 2015
18:03 EDTGNWGenworth says needs additional $500M-$700M to comply with PMIERs
Genworth Financial responded to the final Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements, which were published by the Government Sponsored Enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in conjunction with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. PMIERs will be used by the GSEs to approve private mortgage insurers that provide mortgage insurance on loans acquired by them. Based on its interpretation of the final PMIERs, the company still estimates $500M-$700M of additional capital will be required to be fully compliant by the effective date. This estimate is based on a number of factors including the company's view of market size and dynamics, planned internal restructuring within U.S. Mortgage Insurance and current affiliate asset valuation. The estimate does not reflect the announcement of changes to GSE fees, the impact of which the company is still evaluating. The final PMIERs lowered the level of required capital from that contained in the draft requirements, primarily benefiting legacy books of business, and also lowering the benefit from captive reinsurance treaties. Additionally, this estimate reflects reductions in affiliate asset valuation due to changes in market value, currency fluctuations and the finalization of the PMIERs. The company still intends to comply with the final PMIERs by the effective date, which is now December 31, 2015. Although the company continues to pursue reinsurance transactions, the lower capital requirements on legacy books of business impact the evaluation of the mix of appropriate sources of capital, which include both reinsurance and holding company cash. As previously disclosed, the company is reviewing a broad range of strategic options that it believes will improve its ability to reduce debt levels, increase capital buffers and improve/grow earnings.
April 15, 2015
10:36 EDTGNWBofA/Merrill U.S. credit analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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April 12, 2015
14:23 EDTGNWPE firm JC Flowers said to eye Genworth division, Sky News says
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