A.M. Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Positive for Energy Insurance Mutual Limited

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--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.

A.M. Best remains the leading rating agency of alternative risk transfer entities, with more than 200 such vehicles rated in the United States and throughout the world. For current Best’s Credit Ratings and independent data on the captive and alternative risk transfer insurance market, please visit www.ambest.com/captive.

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Senior Financial Analyst
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or
Susan Molineux, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5829
Associate Director
susan.molineux@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best
Alexander Sarfo, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5779
Senior Financial Analyst
alexander.sarfo@ambest.com
or
Susan Molineux, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5829
Associate Director
susan.molineux@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1-908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com