OLDWICK, N.J.–(Business Wire)–AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Limited (TATIL) (Trinidad and Tobago). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect TATIL’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.
TATIL’s balance sheet strength is supported by its risk-adjusted capitalization being at the strongest level, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). A profitable overall earnings trend as well as an effective reinsurance program that mitigates catastrophic loss, have enhanced TATIL’s surplus growth and level of risk-adjusted capitalization.
TATIL has produced favorable underwriting results consistently and this has been augmented by a stable level of investment and rental income resulting in historically profitable overall operating performance. These factors are somewhat offset by the geographic concentration of TATIL’s operations, the continuing challenge to maintain earnings and market share in extremely competitive markets, as well as the inherent exposure to the potential impact from catastrophe events.
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