Best Announces Launch of New Online Reinsurance Research Tool

December 4, 2003

A.M. Best Co. announced the introduction of “a new subscription-based reinsurance information service called Best’s Reinsurance Center – Premium Data & Reports, a database of the latest Best’s Company Reports for hundreds of reinsurance companies worldwide.”

Subscribers to Best’s Reinsurance Center – Premium Data & Reports “can search for reinsurers by name, A.M. Best number, business type, state or country of domicile, rating data and such important financial data as capital and surplus, net premiums written and data year,” said the bulletin. “From the search results, users can create and edit their own custom company lists, which are exportable into Microsoft Excel. (R)

“A one-year subscription includes access to the Best’s Company Report for each of the more than 470 reinsurers in the database,” the announcement continued. These provide the rating agency’s “complete, detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of individual insurers or groups, including a five-year rating history, the current Rating Rationale, selected statutory financial statement data and management information.”

Best said the information available through the service would be “of special interest to insurers, reinsurers, analysts, investment professionals, regulators and others who need to analyze the financial characteristics of reinsurance companies.”

Purchase of a Basic Service subscription to Best’s Reinsurance Center – Premium Data & Reports, which also includes additional information services, can be obtained by contacting the company ‘s Customer Service at 908-439-2200, ext. 5742, for pricing information, or at: www.ambest.com/sales/Reinsurance.

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