Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM)
Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best's rating process. Best's Credit Ratings (BCR) include Best's Financial Strength Ratings (FSR), Issuer Credit Ratings (ICR), and Issue Credit Ratings (IR).
A "building block" approach is used to develop an ICR. Included in this approach are quantitative and qualitative evaluations of balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management. Applicable BCRM criteria procedures or models are considered as part of the analysis.
I. Best's Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) October 13, 2017