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AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Athene Holding Ltd.’s New Preferred Stock : AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of “bb+” to the $300 million, 5.625%, perpetual, non-cumulative preferred stock, Series B, recently issued by Athene Holding Ltd. (Athene) (Bermuda) [NYSE:AT...
Date: September 19, 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: September 19, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Rembrandt Insurance Company, Ltd. : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of Rembrandt Insurance Company, Ltd. (Rembrandt) (Bermuda), a captive (re)insurer of Vitol Holding B.V. (Vitol)...
Date: September 19, 2019
AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Ingosstrakh Insurance Company PJSC : AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B++ (Good) from B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb” from “bbb-” of Ingosstrakh Insurance Company PJSC (Ingosstrakh) (Russia). The out...
Date: September 19, 2019
Best’s Market Segment Report: Attraction of Turkish Insurance Mkt Hampered by Underwriting Losses and Economic Volatility : Turkish insurers remain vulnerable to economic and political turbulence, as well as limited pricing control in motor third-party liability business. In a new Best’s Market Segment Report, “Attraction of Turkish Insurance Ma...
Date: September 19, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of HDI Global Seguros, S.A. : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent), the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a+” and the Mexico National Scale Rating of “aaa.MX” of HDI Global Seguros, S.A. (HDI-GS) (Mexi...
Date: September 18, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G. and Its Core Subsidiaries : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a+” of HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G. (HDI/Talanx group or the group...
Date: September 18, 2019
AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Brit Reinsurance (Bermuda) Limited : AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” to Brit Reinsurance (Bermuda) Limited (Brit Re) (Bermuda). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) i...
Date: September 18, 2019
AM Best to Lead Workshop on Africa Reinsurance Strengths and Trends, Best’s Credit Rating Methodology at Forum in Tunisia : AM Best executives will conduct a Finance Workshop to examine Africa’s insurance markets, exploring key considerations for insurers navigating the sector, and discussing the segment’s relative strengths and foreign influences...
Date: September 17, 2019
AM Best’s Zurich Market Briefing to Focus on State of Global Reinsurance Industry : AM Best will host a Reinsurance Market Briefing on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CEST). The event will provide a platform for leading AM Best rating ana...
Date: September 16, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Navigators International Insurance Company Ltd. : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Navigators International Insurance Company Ltd. (NIIC) (United Kingdom). The outlook of these Credit Rating...
Date: September 13, 2019
AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Prudential Financial, Inc.’s New Senior Unsecured Notes : AM Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating of “a-” to the newly issued senior unsecured notes of Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) (Newark, NJ) [NYSE: PRU]. The $1.5 billion 3.70% notes due March 13, 2051 were issued...
Date: September 13, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Ardellis Insurance Ltd. : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Ardellis Insurance Ltd. (Ardellis) (Bermuda). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. T...
Date: September 12, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Operating Subsidiaries of Essent Group Ltd. : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of the operating subsidiaries of Essent Group Ltd., which are Essent Guaranty, Inc., Essent Guaranty of PA, Inc. ...
Date: September 12, 2019
AM BestTV at Rendez-Vous: Reinsurers Optimistic and Evolving, Say AM Best Directors : In this AMBestTV episode from the 2019 Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre (Rendez-Vous) conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Senior Director Carlos Wong-Fupuy, Managing Director, Analytics – EMEA, Greg Carter, and Senior Director Bob...
Date: September 12, 2019
AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Premier Insurance Company Limited : AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” to Premier Insurance Company Limited (Gibraltar). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. ...
Date: September 12, 2019
AM BestTV at Rendez-Vous: ‘A Very Different Market Now,’ Say (Re)Insurance Industry Professionals : In this AMBestTV episode from the 2019 Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre (Rendez-Vous) conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco, reinsurers and related professionals say the reinsurance market is evolving as companies follow a broader, m...
Date: September 11, 2019
AM BestTV at Rendez-Vous: ‘The Future Looks Bright,’ Say (Re)Insurance Industry Executives : In this AMBestTV episode from the 2019 Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre (Rendez-Vous) conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco, attendees say the reinsurance market has stabilized after a difficult period marked by declining profitabili...
Date: September 10, 2019
AM Best Removes From Under Review, Downgrades Credit Ratings of Ironshore Europe DAC to Align with Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. : AM Best has removed from under review with negative implications and downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a-” from “a” of Ironshore Europe De...
Date: September 6, 2019
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of SNIC Insurance B.S.C. (c) : AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb-” of SNIC Insurance B.S.C. (c) (Bahrain). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains ne...
Date: September 6, 2019

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