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Best's Special Reports and Best's Briefings provide valuable information and insights on current trends and issues within the insurance industry and incorporate A.M. Best's exclusive research and analysis.

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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Vietnam Non-Life Market: A Growth Story in a Challenging Operating Environment
Vietnam’s non-life insurance market is small by international standards but has grown at consistently high rates for the past five years, and its growth prospects remain positive.
October 15, 2018- 6 Pages   Access Report     
ComplimentaryBriefing: Insurers and Reinsurers Brace for Hurricane Michael Catastrophe Losses
Depending on the storm’s intensity, the potential for insurable losses could pressure both reinsurers and primary insurers, although most of the affected carriers we rate have sufficient capital and appropriate reinsurance programs to withstand the effects of Hurricane Michael.
October 10, 2018- 6 Pages   Access Report     
ComplimentarySpecial Report: Applying A.M. Best’s Building Block Approach to “Spain Insurance S.A.”
The Spanish insurance market can be considered stable and developed, and is well balanced between both life and non-life risks
October 03, 2018- 9 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
Market Segment Report: Title Segment Operating Results Remain Strong Amid Winds of Change
The ability of title insurers to maintain favorable operating results depends largely on the effect of Fed rate hikes on the housing market
October 03, 2018 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
ComplimentarySpecial Report: Insurers Agree Innovation Is Critical for Future Success
Innovation will help insurers remain relevant, via meaningful solutions to address evolving risks and improve operating efficiency.
September 24, 2018- 91 Pages   Access Report     
ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Sub-Saharan African Markets Attract Reinsurers Despite Economic Conditions
Regional reinsurers need to step up and invest in innovation in order to stay ahead of the curve.
September 19, 2018- 7 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   French
Market Segment Report: US P/C Mutual Insurers: Moderate Surplus Growth Despite Elevated Losses
Booming stock market performance more than offsets surplus hit from a reduction in net deferred tax assets.
September 17, 2018 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Longstanding MENA Reinsurers Demonstrate Resilience in Tough Market Conditions
The MENA region remains an attractive growth prospect, with underlying insurance market growth and low penetration rates.
September 17, 2018- 9 Pages   Access Report     
Market Segment Report: Surplus Lines Push Through Various Headwinds for Higher Growth
The surplus lines market continues to grow, generating both pretax and net profits and maintaining strong balance sheets in 2017
September 14, 2018 - 59 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
ComplimentaryBriefing: New Accounting Standard IFRS 17 Will Provide Enhanced Reporting
IFRS 17 calculations could provide better insight into underwriting performance and allow for comparisons between insurers.
September 13, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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