A.M. BestTV: Mexico Could See Increased Reinsurance Demand

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--This fourth in a series of “First Monday” episodes spotlights A.M. Best América Latina Director of Analytics Alfonso Novelo’s discussing how Mexico’s new Solvency II- like regulations could lead insurers concentrated in certain lines of business to seek out capital relief through reinsurance. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=mexicoreinsure1015 to view the entire program.

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The insurance market in Mexico is the second largest in Latin America after Brazil; thus, presenting opportunities for reinsurers operating in Mexico. In recent years, Mexico’s regulator has increased monitoring of the sector as well as the country’s new risk-based solvency regime that is modeled after Solvency II.

“A.M. Best does not expect major changes to reinsurance buying with the implementation of Solvency II- like regulations,” said Novelo. “However, companies that are concentrated in certain lines of business that are more capital intensive, these companies might face some pressure regarding the implementation of the new solvency requirements.”

“In addition, A.M. Best believes catastrophe modeling practices in Mexico are adequate,” continued Novelo. “That there is enough room for other catastrophe model suppliers to enter the markets. Also, in terms of the rating process, those companies that take a look into different catastrophe models when assessing their probable maximum losses will have better risk management practices. A.M. Best does not see any growth in catastrophic exposures in Mexico.”

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lee.mcdonald@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best Company, Inc.
Lee McDonald, 908-439-2200, ext. 5561
Group Vice President, Publication and News Services
lee.mcdonald@ambest.com