Ratings news

ZIC and Zale Life ratings downgraded
19 February 2018 | New Jersey | Reporter: Ned Holmes
A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating of Zale Indemnity Company (ZIC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zale Life
Sony captive ratings affirmed
06 February 2018 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of “A- (Excellent)” and long-term issuer credit rating of “a-” of PMG Assurance, the pure captive of Sony
A.M. Best assigns R&Q Malta ‘A-’ rating
05 February 2018 | Bermuda | Reporter: Becky Butcher
R&Q Investment Holdings has been assigned an “A- (excellent)” credit and financial strength rating from A.M. Best for its European subsidiary R&Q Insurance (Malta)
USHEALTH Group ratings upgraded
26 January 2018 | New Jersey | Reporter: Ned Holmes
Amica’s ratings downgraded by A.M. Best
24 January 2018 | Oldwick | Reporter: Ned Holmes
Ratings of PFI affirmed by A.M Best
08 January 2018 | Oldwick | Reporter: Ned Holmes
Telefonica captive ratings affirmed as ‘excellent’
22 December 2018 | London | Reporter: Ned Holmes
Echelon Financial Holdings ratings affirmed
21 December 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Ned Holmes
A.M. Best affirms Houston Casualty Group and HCC Life ratings
20 December 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Ned Holmes
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A.M. Best: Global reinsurance outlook remains negative
19 December 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Ned Holmes
Ameriprise captive rated ‘excellent’, says A.M. Best
14 December 2017 | New Jersey | Reporter: Ned Holmes
NiSource captive rated ‘excellent’ by A.M. Best
11 December 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Ned Holmes
Saipem captive rated ‘excellent’
08 December 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
ERI Re receives ‘good’ ratings
30 November 2017 | Mexico City | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best withdraws American Safety RRG’s ratings
30 November 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
CNOOC’s captive ratings affirmed
22 November 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
JPMorgan Chase captive ratings affirmed
21 November 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Evergreen captive rated ‘excellent’
20 November 2017 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Lorella Fava
KBRA Europe registered by ESMA
15 November 2017 | Dublin | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Revised outlook for SBLI
13 November 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Lorella Fava
A.M. Best upgrades AES’s captive ratings
9 November 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Lorella Fava
KBRA releases new captive rating methodology
02 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Dow Chemical captive rated ‘excellent’
04 October 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A.M. Best gives the Greenlight
02 October 2017 | Oldwick, New Jersey | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Stellar Insurance rated ‘excellent’
29 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A.M. Best affirms ratings of Schlumberger’s captives
26 September 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Phillips 66 captives affirmed 'excellent'
22 September 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best affirms Eni’s captive ratings
21 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
ConocoPhillips captive ratings affirmed ‘excellent’
21 September 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
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