AM Best affirms Summit Insurance Company Limited credit ratings


AM Best confirmed the financial strength rating of A- (excellent) and the long-term issuer credit rating of “a-” (excellent) of Summit Insurance Company Limited (Mountain peak) (Nassau, Bahamas). The outlook for these credit ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect the strength of Summit’s balance sheet, which AM Best considers to be the strongest, as well as its strong operational performance, limited business profile and appropriate management of enterprise risk.

Summit’s balance sheet strength is at the highest level, based on favorable risk-adjusted capitalization, favorable earnings, which have generally contributed to excess growth, and the company’s use of reinsurance to reduce its net exposure to natural disasters, in particular wind events. The overall operating performance of the company has been strong and operating metrics remain strong, particularly during the disaster-free years.

However, AM Best considers Summit’s business profile to be limited due to the geographic concentration and product line in the Bahamas. This continues to expose Summit to very competitive pricing conditions, high risk to the economic and financial system, and moderate political risk from the market. Bahamas, as well as changes in the underwriting cycle and the potential for large gross losses due to extreme weather events. The ratings also take into account the very competitive conditions of the national P&C insurance market.

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Ricardo Longchallon
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