A.M. Best Changes Credit Ratings of JSC Salem Insurance Company Following Regulatory Action

LONDON--()--A.M. Best has removed from under review with negative implications and changed the Financial Strength Rating to a Non-Rating Designation of E (Under Regulatory Supervision) from C (Weak) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “e” from “ccc+” of JSC Salem Insurance Company (Salem) (Kazakhstan), following regulatory actions that prevent the company from writing business for six months.

These actions follow announcements by the National Bank of Kazakhstan, on 9 February and 3 March 2018, suspending Salem’s licences for compulsory and voluntary classes of business for six months. The regulator cited non-compliance with regulatory requirements as the reason for the suspensions. Salem’s regulatory solvency margin deteriorated to 0.58 as at 1 February 2018, breaching the minimum requirement of 1.00.

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Contacts

A.M. Best
Yevgine Asatryan, +44 20 7397 0316
Financial Analyst
yevgine.asatryan@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Mathilde Jakobsen, +44 20 7397 0266
Director, Analytics
mathilde.jakobsen@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com