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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - MARCH 30, 2023 12:38 PM (EDT)
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) of Tokio Marine Canada Ltd. (TMC) (Toronto, ON). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect TMC’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).
The very strong balance sheet assessment reflects TMC’s strongest level of risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), with a capitalization of CAD 75 million provided by Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. in 2022, as well as ongoing support, as needed. Risk-adjusted capitalization is expected to remain in the strongest category for the next several years, with additional positive rating factors that include financial flexibility, high-quality assets, a conservative investment portfolio and reinsurance programs that are placed with highly rated reinsurers. Conversely, AM Best views the execution risks associated with startup companies as a negative factor.
AM Best assesses the company’s operating performance as adequate based on TMC’s projection. AM Best views the company’s business profile as limited given that TMC is a startup entity. TMC’s ERM capabilities benefit from the overall framework developed at the ultimate parent’s level.
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