Captive Insurance Information

AM Best is a leader in rating alternative risk transfer entities, covering more than 200 such vehicles including single-parent and group captives, risk retention groups (RRGs), and protected cell captives in a number of domiciles.

We provide captive owners/managers with an independent, third-party assessment of balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management.

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  • We rate single-parent and group captives, risk retention groups (RRGs) and protected cell captives in a number of domiciles.
  • We rate startups and companies of all sizes.
  • We address single-parent captives as a critical component of its parent’s risk management program.
  • Our interactive rating process serves as a roadmap for practicing sound risk management and effective business strategy, and valuable insight into a captive’s organization, its management, governance and track record.
  • A Best’s Credit Rating establishes a captive’s acceptability and credibility with third parties, including regulators, reinsurers and other counterparties, and may further the ability to attract and retain member insureds.
  • AM Best is the only Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) focused solely on insurance.

Overviews of Best's Credit Ratings for Captives and Best's Credit Rating Process:

Best's Credit Ratings for Captives: An Overview

Best's Credit Rating Process

Best's Captive Reports:

Best's Market Segment Report: Captives’ Flexibility and Control Enable Them to Outperform Commercial Peers

Best's Market Segment Report: Rated Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Barbados Captives Continue to Outperform Peers

Best's Special Report: Europe’s Captive Segment Poised for Growth Amid Hardening Insurance Conditions

Best's Market Segment Report: Commercial Market Dislocation Could Provide New Opportunities for Captives to Fill the Void

AM Best Webinar:

AM Best's Briefing - Captives’ Flexibility and Control Enable Them to Outperform Commercial Peers

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

AM Best’s latest captive overview, industry perspectives, methodologies, special reports and rating guides:

Single-Parent and Group Captives, Risk Retention Groups and Protected Cell Captives

Captive Insurance Sample Meeting Agenda for a Best's Credit Rating

Captive Insurance Data Requirements for a Best's Credit Rating

AM Best’s latest captive market news, ratings announcements, domicile and regulations, and strategies:

News of the Alternative Risk Markets from AM Best

 
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