A.M. Best

ICMIF Supporting Member A.M. Best is holding its 2017 outlook for the global reinsurance sector at negative, citing the continued market challenges that will hinder the potential for positive rating actions over time and may eventually translate into negative rating pressures.

The Best's Briefing, entitled, "Global Reinsurance Outlook Maintained at Negative" notes that as compression...

According to a new special report from A.M. Best, net premiums written (NPW) in the US property/casualty (P/C) mutual market grew at a moderate pace of 3.1% in 2015, and have grown each year since 2010 at a compound average rate of 3.4%. A.M. Best long-standing and much-valued Supporting Member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

The Best’s Special...

ICMIF Supporting Member A.M. Best is holding its 2016 outlook for the global reinsurance sector at negative, citing the significant ongoing market challenges that will hinder the potential for positive rating actions over time and may eventually translate into negative rating pressures.

The Best's Briefing, titled, "Reinsurance Outlook Maintained at Negative - Redundant Reserves, Benign...

Europe’s largest insurance markets have continued to show some signs of recovery, according to a recent report from ICMIF Supporting Member A.M. Best, with many experiencing top-line growth. In general, the increases in total gross written premium (GWP) come following a number of years of muted development and even decline, and there is a sense of optimism that this momentum will continue....

Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 August 2015, Mexico City DF, Mexico Hosted by ICMIF member PRYBE Protecciones y Beneficios

The theme of this year’s ICMIF/Americas Conference is Insuring Our Future: Embracing Change and Innovation and sessions will focus on how cooperative and mutual insurers are embracing change and innovation in a constantly evolving business environment.   Among the...

A.M. Best has this week announced the appointment of Greg Carter as Managing Director, Analytics, for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. A.M. Best is a long-standing Supporting Member of ICMIF.

Carter (pictured) will be based at A.M. Best’s EMEA offices in London, with responsibility for A.M. Best’s analytical teams and ratings in the EMEA region. He will take up his new...

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) today applauded two recent Special Reports from rating agency, A.M. Best which examine how low interest rates are affecting European non-life and life insurers.

The first report - A.M. Best Examines Debt Trends in the Capital Structure of European Insurers - says that low interest rates together with highly liquid and...

ICMIF Supporting Member and rating agency A.M. Best has announced the arrival of Manuel Calderón de las Heras (pictured) as the new Managing Director for A.M. Best América Latina in Mexico City, Mexico. Manuel will be responsible for management of the Mexican operation as well as growing A.M. Best’s presence throughout Latin America.

Manuel comes to A.M. Best with 20 years of experience...

The February edition of Best’s Review, the monthly insurance magazine from rating agency and ICMIF Supporting Member A.M. Best, features the annual ranking by A.M. Best of the world’s largest insurers. The ranking measured by 2013 net premiums written has three of the top ten positions being held by mutuals.

Ranked at number nine is ICMIF member the National Mutual Insurance Federation...

According to its recent Global Reinsurance Outlook briefing, published Monday 5 January 2015, ICMIF Supporting Member A.M. Best is maintaining its outlook for the reinsurance sector at negative. A.M. Best cites the significant, ongoing market challenges that will hinder the potential for positive rating actions over time and may translate into negative rating pressures.

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