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Best’s News & Research Service - November 01, 2023 01:38 PM (EDT)

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Brookfield Annuity Company

  • November 01, 2023 01:38 PM (EDT)
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Oldwick //BestWire// - AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) of Brookfield Annuity Company (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

The Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect Brookfield Annuity Company’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The revision of the outlooks to positive from stable is driven by Brookfield Annuity Company’s favorable risk-adjusted capitalization and qualitative balance sheet strength factors.

Brookfield Annuity Company’s risk-adjusted capitalization remained favorable in 2022 despite the potential for volatility due to the lumpy nature of deal flow as pension risk transfer (PRT) buy-in and buy-out agreements are made. AM Best expects the company’s strong balance sheet strength to remain stable going forward driven by profitable operations and supported by ample liquidity. Furthermore, the company has developed a good reinsurance program with highly rated partners that serves to strengthen capital management.

Over the previous several years, Brookfield Annuity Company has established itself as a significant player in the Canadian PRT market growing to second in 2022 sales in just its sixth year of operations. Furthermore, the company has remained profitable over the previous five years with record earnings for year-end 2022. While market share and earnings also are subject to volatility due to the nature of the business line, AM Best expects the company to remain a competitive participant over the near to medium term.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on AM Best’s website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please see AM Best’s Recent Rating Activity web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Best’s Credit Ratings. For information on the proper use of Best’s Credit Ratings, Best’s Performance Assessments, Best’s Preliminary Credit Assessments and AM Best press releases, please view Guide to Proper Use of Best’s Ratings & Assessments.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.

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