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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
  • Health insurers
  • Reinsurers
  • 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).

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