OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new Best’s Commentary addresses frequently asked questions about Best’s National Scale Ratings (NSR) and how they compare with global Best’s Credit Ratings.
An NSR is a relative measure of the financial strength of insurers and reinsurers that are domiciled in the same country. The NSR focuses on local insurance market characteristics and allows for a more appropriate comparison among domestic market participants, which over time should allow for greater differentiation among them. AM Best currently assigns NSRs in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Some of the issues the commentary also addresses include:
- When an NSR can be assigned;
- How NSRs are mapped from Best’s Issuer Credit Ratings; and
- Whether country risk can influence an NSR.
To access the full copy of this commentary, please visit http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/purchase.asp?record_code=336514.
This criteria procedure, “Best’s National Scale Ratings,” is available at http://www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.asp.
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