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ComplimentaryBriefing: UK Insurers Prepare for Loss of Passporting Rights Post Brexit
The majority of insurance groups affected by Brexit and which are rated by A.M. Best have either completed or initiated a transfer of their EEA business
November 19, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Rated Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Barbados Captives Stay the Course
The segment continues to generate strong operating results and outperform the commercial market.
November 13, 2018- 8 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: California Wildfire Losses Projected to Reach Record Levels
Most large writers in California are larger national companies that started the year with adequate risk-adjusted capital, but the catastrophe events of 2018 will likely cause significant earnings volatility and stress some balance sheets.
November 13, 2018- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentarySpecial Report: European Captives – Building Block Rating Considerations
A.M. Best’s European captive ratings have been stable through the past year.
November 12, 2018- 12 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentarySpecial Report: Regulation 187 May Impact Sales Practices and Products Sold in NY
New York State’s Regulation 187 significantly expands prior suitability proposals for life insurance and annuity transactions and will very likely lead to higher costs for insurers, given that training will be required for both producers and sales functions.
November 08, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentarySpecial Report: Cancellation of Mexico City Airport Project - Negative Signal for the Peso and Markets
Cancellation of the airport project is unsettling, but it isn’t likely to have a material impact on our country risk assessment of Mexico.
November 08, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Special Report: US Accounting Change May Lead to More Volatility in GAAP Results
Unrealized equity gains and losses now reported directly into income
November 07, 2018 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: 2017 Property/Casualty Impairments Update
Risk retention groups show higher levels of impairments
October 30, 2018 - 13 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: 2017 Life/Health Impairments Update
Affordable Care Act factors into many health insurer impairments
October 30, 2018 - 12 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: A.M. Best Survey Takes Pulse of Rated Caribbean P/C Insurers
CEOs of rated Caribbean P/C insurers expect increased M&A activity
October 30, 2018- 6 Pages   Access Report     
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