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Our statutory fund

When you purchase an insurance policy from Pinnacle Life, all payments that we receive from you, or pay to you in relation to that policy will be transacted through our 'Rimu Statutory Fund'. We are required under New Zealand law to have such a fund for the purposes of protecting your interests and ensuring accounting transparency.

Our solvency margin

As required under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010, Pinnacle Life is required to meet certain solvency standards, the table below shows the capital that Pinnacle Life holds in excess of those standards.

At 30 September 2019 Pinnacle Life's Solvency Margin is $1,261,093. This is made up as follows:

Pinnacle Life Total Rimu Statutory Fund Non-statutory fund
Actual Solvency Capital 36,239,199 36,087,810 151,389
Minimum Solvency Capital 34,978,106 34,977,149 957
Our Solvency Margin 1,261,093 1,110,661 150,432
Solvency Ratio 1.04 1.03 158.19

Our rating

A.M Best rates Pinnacle Life Limited 'B' financial strength (outlook 'stable') and a bb+ issuer credit rating (outlook 'stable') at 28 February 2020. The financial strength rating scale used by A.M. Best is:

  • A++, A+ (Superior);
  • A, A- (Excellent);
  • B++, B+ (Good);
  • B, B- (Fair);
  • C++, C+ (Marginal);
  • C, C- (Weak);
  • D (Poor);
  • E (Under Regulatory Supervision);
  • F (In Liquidation);
  • S (Suspended).
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