A.M. Best Removes Non-Rating Designation of Aseguradora del Istmo, S.A.

MEXICO CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A.M. Best has removed the Non-Rating Designation of “E” of Aseguradora del Istmo, S.A. (ADISAP) (Panama City, Panama).

On June 30, 2017, Panama’s insurance regulator, the Superintendencia de Seguros y Reaseguros de Panamá, lifted its administrative and operational control over ADISAP, previously a subsidiary of Istmo Compañía de Reaseguros, Inc. (Istmo Re). This followed a non-judicial agreement under which one of Istmo Re’s creditors, Banco Prival, foreclosed on Istmo Re’s 75% ownership stake in ADISAP and ceded the shares to Acerta Holdings.

This transaction has resulted in A.M. Best removing the Non-Rating Designation of the company.

The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best’s Credit Rating Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best’s rating process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating process. Best’s Credit Rating Methodology can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.

Key insurance criteria reports utilized:

  • Catastrophe Analysis in A.M. Best Ratings (Version Nov. 3, 2011)
  • Evaluating Country Risk (Version May 2, 2012)
  • Rating Members of Insurance Groups (Version Dec. 15, 2014)
  • Rating Surety Companies (Version Aug. 13, 2014)
  • Risk Management and the Rating Process for Insurance Companies (Version April 2, 2013)
  • Rating Run-off Insurers and Specialists (Version March 25, 2013)
  • Understanding Universal BCAR (Version April 28, 2016)

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  • Previous Rating Date: March 7, 2017
  • Date of Financial Data Used: Dec. 31, 2016

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