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Special Report: Investor Pressure Adds Momentum for Reinsurers to Integrate ESG Factors: The integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors may lead to increased financial flexibility, particularly for reinsurers.
Date: May 5, 2021    
Special Report: Key Performance Indicators More Meaningful Under IFRS 17: As IFRS 17 moves to the implementation stage, AM Best explores some of the challenges and opportunities that it has identified at this point, as well as some of the critical key performance indicators.
Date: April 29, 2021    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Guatemala Insurance: Our outlook remains at Stable owing to the limited impact of the economic downturn on premium growth, among other factors.
Date: April 22, 2021    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: London Market Insurance: A focus on underwriting discipline and exposure management, as well as specialty underwriting expertise, has positioned the London Market to withstand market challenges.
Date: March 30, 2021    
Market Segment Report: ILS Market Endures Elevated Catastrophe Activity and Global Pandemic in 2020: Pandemic-related arbitration looms after orderly January renewals.
Date: March 24, 2021    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Non-Life Reinsurance: Our Stable outlook reflects the positive momentum in pricing, which is counterbalanced by greater underwriting uncertainty.
Date: March 24, 2021    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Life Reinsurance : Our outlook remains Stable, owing to strength of established reinsurers.
Date: March 24, 2021    
Commentary: Rejoining Paris Agreement Spurs US (Re)insurers' ESG Adoption: AM Best expects US (re)insurers' engagement with environmental, social and governance factors to accelerate amid an increasing green focus from the US government.
Date: February 16, 2021    
Special Report: Updated Net Capital Charge Tables for ACIS/CIRT Reinsurance Transactions: This is our fourth update to the semiannual ACIS/CIRT net capital charge tables.
Date: January 28, 2021    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Brazil Reinsurance: Our outlook for the segment remains at Negative, given the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy.
Date: January 20, 2021    
2021 Best's Rankings: World’s Largest Insurance Companies – UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Ranks Number One for Net Premiums Written: This Best's Ranking report presents the top 25 global insurance groups world based on 2019 net premiums written as of Dec. 29, 2020.
Date: January 4, 2021    
2021 Best's Rankings: World’s Largest Insurance Companies – Allianz SE Leads with $1.1 Trillion in Net Non-Banking Assets: This Best's Ranking report presents the top 25 global insurance groups world based on 2019 non-banking assets as of December 29, 2020.
Date: January 4, 2021    
Market Segment Report: Catastrophes and COVID-19 Changing Business Trends for P/C Insurers: Results in 2019 so far have deteriorated, although premiums remain stable.
Date: December 16, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US General Liability Insurance: General liability underwriters are facing a number of negative trends that are likely to drive hardening market conditions through 2021.
Date: December 15, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Commercial Property Insurance: COVID-19 and catastrophe uncertainty drive our Negative outlook for commercial property segment.
Date: December 14, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Reinsurance: Our Stable outlook is based on several factors, such as positive pricing momentum and favorable market dynamics, countered by greater uncertainty in reserve development.
Date: December 7, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Personal Lines: AM Best’s Stable outlook is based on the expectation that personal lines carriers will continue to respond appropriately to market challenges.
Date: December 7, 2020    
Special Report: Insurers and Reinsurers: Ignoring ESG Factors Poses Reputational Risk: AM Best's ESG survey found widespread recognition that the insurance industry has a pivotal role to play in the ESG arena, and that understanding these factors is crucial to the industry’s long-term viability.
Date: November 16, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Southeast Asian Reinsurers Look to Life and Health for Growth: The life and health segment holds opportunities for Southeast Asian reinsurers amid persistent underwriting challenges.
Date: October 19, 2020    
Commentary: Hurricane Delta Tests Gulf Coast Communities, Insurers: Gulf Coast storm surge, inland flooding are main concerns as Hurricane Delta approaches landfall.
Date: October 9, 2020    
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