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AM Best is a leading provider of ratings, news and financial data with a specialist focus on the worldwide insurance industry. Best's Credit Ratings are recognised as the benchmark for assessing the financial strength of insurance-related organisation.

  • World's leading provider of insurer Financial Strength Ratings (FSRs) by company coverage

  • Foremost rating coverage of the global reinsurance segment

  • Leading rating agency for ART and captives coverage

  • Key rating agency used by global broker security teams

  • Data and research covering 15,000 (re)insurance companies worldwide

  • Publishers of frequent specialised reports on global insurance industry issues, including sector, company and geographic regional analysis. Extensive global insurance news delivery and resources

A Crucial Point of Reference for Captives

The financial industry values AM Best as the only global credit rating agency with a uniquely dedicated focus on the insurance industry and insurance-linked capital markets transactions.

Helping the insurance industry navigate for 120 years, more than 200 alternative risk transfer entities in multiple domiciles benefit from an AM Best rating, including single parent and group captives, risk retention groups (RRGs) and protected cell captives.

A rating can benefit a captive by demonstrating its financial strength and its best practice performance to a variety of stakeholders, such as fronting insurers, reinsurers and a parent not otherwise engaged in insurance.

AM Best’s perspective, powered by strong analytic research and expertise, provides insight to insurers, financial professionals and consumers to help them make more informed decisions.

Get the Best perspective on financial strength


A Best’s Credit Rating (BCR) is a forward-looking independent opinion regarding an insurer’s, issuer’s or financial obligation’s relative creditworthiness.


Please visit for limitations and disclosures regarding AM Best’s Credit Ratings.

Key contacts
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Market Development, Europe
+44 20 7397 0309  /  +44 7718 975239
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Associate Director,

Market Development
+44 20 7397 0261  /  +44 7751 400 495
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Dr Edem

Director - EMEA & AP,

Market Development & Communications
+44 20 7397 0280  /  +44 7894 833399
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