Fitch issues preliminary PRISM results

PRISM provides a platform to compare insurers' capital positions on a true economic basis. It allows all the risks in a business to be modelled simultaneously, along with their interactions with one another. Until now, factor models have looked at risks in isolation. The model will form an integral part of Fitch's insurance rating analysis, beginning with reviews of year-end 2006 financial information.

"The PRISM model represents a significant step forward in the modelling and understanding

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