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Market Segment Report: Jordan’s Challenging Environment Constrains Profitable Growth
Jordan’s insurance market is highly fragmented, with a relatively large number of insurers competing with each other to defend their market share.
June 19, 2018 - 11 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: Homeowners Insurers Endured Major 2017 Catastrophes
A favorable reinsurance market and improved underwriting analytics mitigated the spike in catastrophes for homeowners insurers.
June 19, 2018 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentarySpecial Report: Solvency II - Available Capital Assisted By Unit-Linked and Non-Life
The focus on market values for credit related assets means the Solvency II process threatens to become remote from actual default costs.
June 14, 2018- 9 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: CAIR 2018: Forecast is Cloudy, But with a Chance of Profits
According to our latest annual survey of the Caribbean Association of Insurance Regulators, the 2016 performance of carriers operating in the region was solid, and insurers were profitable heading into the active 2017 hurricane season.
June 14, 2018 - 11 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Tax Reform: No Impact on Captive Ratings Anticipated
Changes to the US tax code stemming from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act haven't affected our insurance industry ratings, including those on captive companies.
June 14, 2018- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Positive Impact of Tax Reform for Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan
A number of the Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have reported a favorable impact owing to changes affecting net deferred income tax in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act.
June 14, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Precarious Economic Situation in Barbados; Sovereign Downgrades a Sign of Challenges for Insurers
Few of the A.M. Best-rated insurers operating on Barbados have been materially affected by sovereign rating downgrades following the announcement that the country was suspending debt payment, but that could change.
June 12, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: Geographic Expansion Offers Both Risk and Rewards
We don’t consider geographic diversification a virtue for its own sake; rather, we look at whether it’s appropriate for a company’s specific situation
June 07, 2018 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: Was 2017 the Tipping Point for the Bail Bonds Industry?
The potential for disruption wrought by bail reform poses a considerable threat for the bail bond insurance sector.
June 06, 2018 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Domestic Life/Annuity M&A Fueled by Non-Traditional Players
While traditional companies haggle over valuations, non-traditional buyers act alone or in concert to scoop up and carve up businesses
June 05, 2018 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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