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Best’s News & Research Service - May 09, 2024 10:05 AM (EDT)

AM Best Places Credit Ratings of North End Re (Cayman) SPC Under Review With Developing Implications

  • May 09, 2024 10:05 AM (EDT)
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//BestWire// - AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) of North End Re (Cayman) SPC (Cayman Islands) (NERC).

Following the recent closure of Brookfield Reinsurance Ltd.’s [NYSE: BNRE, BNRE.A] acquisition of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) [NYSE:AEL], the strategy for subsidiary NERC is under review by AM Best. In 2021, prior to the acquisition, NERC entered into a reinsurance agreement with AEL affiliate American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, whereby NERC agreed to assume up to $10 billion of fixed deferred annuities. NERC has managed the assumed business profitably over the following two years. Until more clarity on the strategy is communicated to AM Best analysts, the ratings will remain under review with developing implications.

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. For more information, visit

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