AM Best Releases New
Rating Methodology

A.M. Best releases new rating methodology. Time to rethink the way you approach A.M. Best, to make sure you are on the same wavelength.

Per A.M. Best, some of the most significant areas of refinement are highlighted as follows:

o   Reorganization of the methodology and criteria procedures to highlight the building block approach to the rating process;

o   Incorporation of the redesigned BCAR models; and

o   Expansion of the discussion of available capital and equity credit.


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Year-End 2016 Foreign Currency Exposure in the U.S. Insurance Industrye

This NAIC Capital Markets Bureau Special Report examines the foreign currency-denominated bond exposure of U.S. insurers, with further analysis on the largest five foreign currency exposures.


What We Learned From Our A.M. Best and NAIC Panel

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Q3 2017 Investment Review
Global equities posted a quarter of solid gains in Q3. Economic growth: stable expansion and benign inflation backed by positive earnings releases.

Insurer Investment Forum XVII Presentations
The Forum brings insurers of all types together for interactive sessions and presentations reviewing vital issues.

Webinars: Insurer Investment Perspectives
Webinars covering important strategies, trends and issues impacting insurers and their investment portfolio.

Preview Newsletter: 8.3.17
The most important developments, news articles, white papers and videos regarding insurers and their investments.

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View from the Northwest Quadrant

Investment professionals are familiar with the preference for building portfolios that are in the Northwest Quadrant of the risk/reward graph — improved return with lower risk.

 

The main purpose of this blog is to provide an ongoing commentary on how INSURERS can go beyond the business as usual approach to investments and improve their financial results.


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