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Rating a Captive: The Interactive Rating Process from Data Analysis to Rating Committee Decision

Recorded June 25, 2020 

Worldwide, AM Best rates more than 200 captives and alternative risk transfer (ART) vehicles, from its position as the largest credit rating agency specializing only in the insurance industry. AM Best publishes ratings on captives spanning domiciles from the US to Asia.

How does AM Best analyze a captive? What are the key considerations for captives' financial strength? In this webinar, senior insurance credit rating analysts will outline the AM Best methodology applicable to ART vehicles with a showcase of the rating process, based on a generic fictitious captive structure. This will be followed by a sample rating committee discussion, leading to the assignment of a Best’s rating to the fictitious captive considered.

Since AM Best’s unique perspective on captive ratings means that captives are assessed on a case-by-case basis, AM Best analysts will explain why the creditworthiness of a captive’s parent is only one of the many factors considered to determine the captive’s rating, which can appeal to captive owners facing challenging operating environment.

Moderators:

  • Riccardo Ciccozzi, Director, Market Development, Europe, AM Best
  • Roisin Gallagher, Senior Market Development Executive, AM Best

Speakers:

  • Ghislain Le Cam, Director, Analytics, AM Best
  • Charlotte Vigier, Senior Financial Analyst, AM Best
  • Mathilde Jakobsen, Director, Analytics, AM Best
  • Konstantin Langowski, Financial Analyst, AM Best

 

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