A.M. Best Subsidiary Receives Rating Agency Authorization from Mexico Regulator

MEXICO CITY--()--A.M. Best is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, A.M. Best America Latina, has received approval from the Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) to be a registered rating agency in Mexico.

Under a new regulatory framework being implemented by the Comision Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas (CNSF), all Mexico insurance companies will be required to have a national scale rating from a CNBV-regulated rating agency beginning in April 2015. In response, A.M. Best firmed its commitment to the Mexican market and established a subsidiary office in Mexico City under the leadership of Andrea Keenan, managing director of A.M Best America Latina, and Alfonso Novelo, director of rating analysis. Keenan and Novelo will help build a world-class analytical team to implement A.M. Best’s strategy in Latin America from its new Mexico City office.

A.M. Best is the leading rating agency for insurance company financial strength ratings and has been rating insurers in Mexico for 15 years. “We are pleased to be registered in Mexico and to be able to offer our broad experience in analyzing insurance companies to the Mexican insurance market participants,” Keenan said.

A.M. Best Company is the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

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Contacts

A.M. Best
Andrea Keenan
Managing Director
+52 (55) 1102 2720, ext 105
andrea.keenan@ambest.com
or
Jesus Palacios
Market Development Manager
+52 (55) 1102 2720, ext 105
jesus.palacios@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best
Andrea Keenan
Managing Director
+52 (55) 1102 2720, ext 105
andrea.keenan@ambest.com
or
Jesus Palacios
Market Development Manager
+52 (55) 1102 2720, ext 105
jesus.palacios@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com