Press Release - MARCH 24, 2016
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Best Meridian International Insurance Company SPC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - MARCH 24, 2016
The rating actions on BMIIC reflect A.M. Best’s revised view of the strategic importance and integration of BMIIC to the BMI Financial Group, Inc. BMIIC has become a more-important member of the broader enterprise, complementing its sister company BMIC by offering a portfolio of dollar-denominated products to Latin American clients. Additionally, the ratings of BMIIC continue to reflect its consistent profitability, net premium growth and satisfactory risk-adjusted capitalization.
The affirmation of BMIC’s ratings reflects the benefits derived from the company’s long-established presence and name recognition in Latin America. The ratings also reflect BMIC’s solid risk-adjusted capitalization and positive net operating performance. Partially offsetting these strengths are the company’s increased exposure to commercial mortgage loans with a concentration in Florida. While the loans are performing well, they are less liquid and could underperform in a market downturn.
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