Press Release - APRIL 03, 2019

AM Best to Host Webinar on Rating Insurance-Linked Securities Affiliated Collateralized Reinsurers

 Emmanuel Modu
Managing Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5356


OLDWICK - APRIL 03, 2019
AM Best analysts will examine how they rate collateralized reinsurers with insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds. Reinsurers of this type are relatively new, but are expected to become a larger share of the reinsurance sector as they seek greater operational efficiency, elimination of fronting fees and more flexibility in tailoring their offerings to cedants. This complimentary webinar will begin at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, Apr. 15, 2019.

Register at .

Panelists include:

  • Emmanuel Modu, managing director, AM Best; and

  • Wai Tang, director, AM Best.

While AM Best analysts rely upon Best’s Credit Rating Methodology to rate all insurance companies, some additional issues are considered in the rating process for ILS affiliated reinsurers. For example, analysts review funding agreements between the ILS funds and the transformer; trust agreements between the rated entity and the transformer, collateral release provisions, agreements that outline ‘clawback’ provisions, the alignment of interests among various parties involved in the rated collateralized reinsurance company and other significant elements specific to collateralized reinsurers.

Attendees can submit questions during registration or by emailing The event will be streamed in video and audio formats, and playback will be available to registered viewers shortly after the event.

AM Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of insurer financial strength and creditworthiness.