OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a” of Energy Insurance Mutual Limited (EIM) (Bridgetown, Barbados). The outlook of the FSR remains stable.
The Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect EIM’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.
The positive Long-Term ICR outlook reflects positive overall favorable operating performance, which A.M. Best expects to continue to enhance EIM’s already solid balance sheet strength, despite the volatile nature of the business it writes. These positive rating factors are derived from EIM’s specialized expertise in providing insurance and risk management information and services to its members from the energy utility sector, as well as its ability to generate business opportunities through its niche market strategy. As a result of its strategy, EIM has strong member retention. The company remains committed to growth in capital and surplus, a well-diversified investment portfolio, and a focus on the long-term stability of the organization for its members.
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