AM Best Releases Country Risk Assessment Report on Iraq

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has released a new Country Risk Assessment Report on Iraq, which provides an economic, political and financial system risk assessment on the country.

With the new assessment on Iraq, AM Best now has produced country risk reports on 138 countries. AM Best determines country risk levels by assessing country-specific factors that could adversely affect an insurer’s ability to meet its financial obligations. Country risk is evaluated and factored into all AM Best ratings. As part of evaluating country risk, AM Best identifies the various factors within a country that may directly or indirectly affect an insurance company. Countries are placed into one of five tiers, ranging from CRT-1 (Country Risk Tier 1) – denoting a stable environment with the least amount of risk – to CRT-5 (Country Risk Tier 5) – for countries that pose the most risk, and therefore, the greatest challenge to an insurer’s financial stability, strength and performance.

The Country Risk Tier of CRT-5 for Iraq reflects a very high level of economic, political and financial system risk.

Country risk is incorporated into the analysis of balance sheet strength, operating performance, and the business profile of all rating units. Analysis is done on each rating unit’s country of domicile as well as country of operations (regulation, asset, and insurance exposure). Please visit AM Best’s Country Risk center for the complete listing of Country Risk Tiers and country-specific reports.

For more information about AM Best’s country risk methodology, “Evaluation Country Risk,” please visit the methodology section of AM Best’s website.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

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Contacts

Graziano Brady
Economist, Credit Rating
Criteria, Research and Analytics
+44 20 7397 0321
graziano.brady@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Ann Modica
Associate Director, Credit Rating
Criteria, Research and Analytics
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5209
ann.modica@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

Graziano Brady
Economist, Credit Rating
Criteria, Research and Analytics
+44 20 7397 0321
graziano.brady@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Ann Modica
Associate Director, Credit Rating
Criteria, Research and Analytics
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5209
ann.modica@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com