A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Navigators International Insurance Company Ltd.

LONDON--()--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Navigators International Insurance Company Ltd. (NIIC) (United Kingdom). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable.

The ratings reflect NIIC’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorises as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. The ratings also reflect the implicit and explicit support provided to NIIC by its parent company, The Navigators Group, Inc. (NAVG).

NIIC’s balance sheet strength is underpinned by risk-adjusted capitalisation that is expected to be maintained at a very strong level, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). The balance sheet strength assessment also factors in the company’s good liquidity profile and comprehensive reinsurance protection. A.M. Best expects NIIC’s operating performance to improve over the medium term as the company grows, underpinned by sound underwriting profitability.

NIIC’s business profile benefits from its association with the Navigators group, which has an established presence in the global specialty insurance and reinsurance market. The group has underwritten business in the European Economic Area markets, including the U.K., for the past 20 years through a U.K. branch of the Navigators Insurance Company, Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221, and managed by a network of branches and insurance intermediaries in Continental Europe. In 2017, NIIC commenced writing some of the business that had been previously written by the group’s Lloyd’s syndicate and U.K. branch, as well as new business on a selective basis.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on A.M. Best’s website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please see A.M. Best’s Recent Rating Activity web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Understanding Best’s Credit Ratings. For information on the proper media use of Best’s Credit Ratings and A.M. Best press releases, please view Guide for Media - Proper Use of Best’s Credit Ratings and A.M. Best Rating Action Press Releases.

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Financial Analyst
konstantin.langowski@ambest.com
or
Tim Prince, +44-20-7397-0320
Director, Analytics
tim.prince@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
Konstantin Langowski, +44-20-7397-0318
Financial Analyst
konstantin.langowski@ambest.com
or
Tim Prince, +44-20-7397-0320
Director, Analytics
tim.prince@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