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Asbestos Issues Impacting ACE, The Hartford Ratings ACE Limited and The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. reported robust quarterly returns last week, but with rating firms those results were overshadowed by company announcements related to asbestos reserves.

ACE Limited said Jan. 27 it is expanding its asbestos reserves by some $2.2 billion. The announcement followed action by Hartford, Conn.-based Travelers Property Casualty Corp., which recently boosted its asbestos reserves by some $2.45 billion.

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