Captive Insurance Information

AM Best is a leader in rating alternative risk transfer entities, covering more than 200 such vehicles including single parent and group captives, risk retention groups (RRGs), and protected cell captives in a number of domiciles.

We provide captive owners/managers with an independent, third-party assessment of balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management.

The Value of an AM Best Captive Rating

  • We rate single-parent and group captives, risk retention groups (RRGs) and protected cell captives in a number of domiciles, as well as startups and companies of all sizes.
  • We address single-parent captives as a critical component of its parent’s risk management program.
  • Our interactive rating process serves as a roadmap for practicing sound risk management and effective business strategy, and valuable insight into a captive’s organization, its management, governance and track record.
  • A Best’s Credit Rating establishes a captive’s acceptability and credibility with third parties, including regulators, reinsurers and other counterparties, and may further the ability to attract and retain member insureds.
  • AM Best is the only Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) focused solely on insurance.

Best's Captive Reports:

Best's Market Segment Report: Rated Captives Continue to Build Upon Strengths

Best's Special Report: European Captives 2019

Best's Market Segment Report: Rated Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Barbados Captives Steadily Navigate Market Cycles

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