A.M. Best is a leading provider of ratings, financial data and news 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 organisations and the credit quality of their obligations.
In recent years, A.M. Best has greatly expanded its coverage in MENA, becoming the pre-eminent rating agency for insurers in the region. A.M. Best’s MENA, South & Central Asia office, is established in the Dubai International Financial Centre, to service clients throughout the region, and develop new relationships.
Established in the US in 1899 and pioneered the concept of insurer Financial Strength Ratings (FSR) in 1906
Worldwide headquarters in New Jersey, U.S.; regional centres in London (serving Europe, Middle East & Africa), Hong Kong & Singapore (serving Asia Pacific & Oceania) and Mexico City (serving Latin America). Representative office in Dubai (serving MENA, South & Central Asia)
Only international rating agency dedicated to the (re) insurance sector
World’s leading provider of insurer Financial Strength Ratings by company coverage
Full-service global ratings capabilities
Over 3,500 ratings in 85 countries worldwide
Extensive marketing and publishing capability to promote corporate ratings in local and international insurance markets
Largest and most comprehensive insurance database providing unique insights by segment and line of business
Data and research covering over 16,000 insurance companies worldwide
Market Coverage Insurance-related companies operating in various markets, including:
Property/casualty (non-life) insurers
Life insurers and annuity writers
Mutual insurers and Protection & Indemnity (P&I) clubs
Lloyd’s and its syndicates
Takaful, Re-takaful and co-operative insurers
New company formations (“start-ups”)
Alternative Risk-Transfer (ART) vehicles (including captives, pools and risk retention groups)
Catastrophe bond issuers and other Insurance-Linked Securitisations (ILS)
A.M. Best is twice winner of the “International Best Rating Agency” as part of the International Takaful Awards (2015-2016); won Reactions award for “Best Global Rating Agency” for seven consecutive years (2009-2015) and received the “Intelligent Insurer Best Rating Agency Award” for four years (2012-2015).