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Best’s Special Report: P&I Clubs’ Balance Sheets Strong but Performance Under Pressure Amid Strong Competition : Pricing is under pressure ahead of the February 20, 2019 deadline for the marine protection and indemnity (P&I) renewal for ship-owners. Competition in the sector remains strong, exacerbated by a growing fixed-premium market,...
Date: February 18, 2019
AM Best Downgrades Issuer Credit Ratings, Affirms Financial Strength Rating of Allied World Assurance Co., Ltd and Its Subs. : AM Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to “a” from “a+” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) of Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd (Allied World) (Bermuda) and...
Date: February 15, 2019
AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. and Its Main Rated Subsidiaries : AM Best has commented that the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICRs) of “bbb” of Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (SIIG) (Bermuda) [NASDAQ: SG] and Sirius International Group, Ltd. (Bermuda); and the Fina...
Date: February 15, 2019
AM Best Maintains Under Review With Negative Implications Status for National Insurance Company Limited : AM Best has maintained the under review with negative implications status for the Financial Strength Rating of C++ (Marginal) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “b” of National Insurance Company Limited (National) (Ind...
Date: February 15, 2019
AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Glencar Insurance Company : AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A+ (Superior) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “aa” to Glencar Insurance Company (GIC) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hannover Rück SE (Han...
Date: February 13, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. and Its Members : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Ratings of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc. (ASCC) (Orlando, FL) and Accredited Insuran...
Date: February 13, 2019
AM BestTV: Twin Catastrophe Years Bring Caution, Hope to ILS Markets : In this episode of AM BestTV, attendees at Artemis’ ILS NYC 2019 conference in New York, NY, said a string of catastrophe losses dampened the enthusiasm of some investors in insurance-linked securities (ILS), but signs point ...
Date: February 6, 2019
AM BestTV: Larger, Diversified EMEA-Based Insurers Show Better Results, Says AM Best Senior Director : In this episode of AM BestTV, Mahesh Mistry, senior director of analytics, AM Best, said insurers in emerging markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) experienced greater financial volatility in 2018, but that the mor...
Date: February 5, 2019
AM BestTV: Gibraltar Insurers Prep for Impact of Brexit, UK Motor Changes, Says AM Best Senior Director : In this episode of AM BestTV, Catherine Thomas, senior director of analytics, AM Best, discusses a recent report about how some Gibraltar insurers may have to adapt once the United Kingdom (U.K.) exits the European Union (EU)...
Date: January 31, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of CICA Re : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb+” of Compagnie Commune de Réassurance des Etats Membres de la Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d’Assurances (CI...
Date: January 31, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Abarca - Companhia de Seguros S.A. : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of Abarca - Companhia de Seguros S.A. (Abarca) (Portugal). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains sta...
Date: January 31, 2019
Best’s Special Report: Consolidation Trends to Continue as Western European Insurers Seek Growth : Insurers operating in Western Europe are enjoying relatively stable economic conditions, although achieving growth remains challenging and is likely to fuel continued merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to a new ...
Date: January 31, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Noor Takaful Family PJSC : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb” of Noor Takaful Family PJSC (NTF) (United Arab Emirates). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains sta...
Date: January 30, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Noor Takaful General PJSC : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb” of Noor Takaful General PJSC (NTG) (United Arab Emirates). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains st...
Date: January 30, 2019
AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.’s Senior Dated Subordinated Notes : AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “a-” to the EUR 500 million fixed rate senior dated subordinated notes due 2029 issued on 29 January 2019, by Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (Generali) (Italy). The outlo...
Date: January 29, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of The New India Assurance Company Limited : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of The New India Assurance Company Limited (New India) (India). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings)...
Date: January 25, 2019
AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of PMG Assurance Ltd. : AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of PMG Assurance Ltd. (PMG) (Bermuda). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratin...
Date: January 24, 2019
AM Best Assigns Indicative Issue Credit Rating to Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.’s Senior Dated Subordinated Notes : AM Best has assigned an indicative Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “a-” to the forthcoming EUR 500 million fixed rate senior dated subordinated notes due 2029 to be issued by Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (Generali) (Italy)....
Date: January 24, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Sveriges Ångfartygs Assurans Förening (The Swedish Club) : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Sveriges Ångfartygs Assurans Förening (The Swedish Club) (The Club or TSC) (Sweden). The outlook of these ...
Date: January 24, 2019
Best’s Special Report: CIS Insurers Navigate Geopolitical Instability and Regulatory Changes : Insurers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) face volatile operating environments and geopolitical instability in the region, according to a new special report by AM Best. In the research, titled, “CIS Insurers Na...
Date: January 24, 2019

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