Press Release - OCTOBER 10, 2018

A.M. Best Analysts to Address Property and Casualty Risk Officer’s Forum in Canada

 Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
(908) 439 2200, ext. 5159

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
(908) 439 2200, ext. 5644


A.M. Best Associate Director Raymond Thomson and Senior Financial Analyst Gordon McLean will address the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation’s (PACICC) risk officer’s forum on Oct. 31, 2018, in Toronto.

Thomson and McLean will discuss A.M. Best’s updated capital adequacy model and the role of enterprise risk management within Best’s Credit Rating Methodology. The event will be held in the office of Goodmans LLP, 333 Bay Street, and begins at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Thomson oversees a team of analysts who cover approximately 70 personal and commercial lines writers of various sizes, including approximately 20 Canadian insurers that write various lines of business. McLean serves as a lead analyst and oversees a portfolio of property/casualty insurers that is composed primarily of Canada-domiciled carriers with regional and national scope.

PACICC is an industry-funded, non-profit organization that serves in part to fulfill claims against member insurers who become insolvent. Pre-registration for this event is required. The registration deadline is Oct. 29. For more information, visit .

A.M. 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.