A.M. Best Europe - Rating Services Limited

AM Best Europe - Rating Services Limited

Founded in 1899, AM Best is the world's largest credit rating agency specialising 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.

AM Best Rating Services assesses the creditworthiness of and/or reports on over 16,000 insurance companies worldwide. We also recognise that delegated underwriting authority enterprises (DUAEs) are becoming increasingly critical and influential within the insurance industry.

That’s why we offer Best’s Performance Assessment for DUAEs (Best’s PA for DUAEs), a forward-looking, independent, and objective non-credit option indicative of a DUAE’s relative ability to perform services on behalf of its insurance partners. 

DUAE is used as a blanket term to capture:


·         Managing General Agents (MGAs)

·         Managing General Underwriters (MGUs)

·         Coverholders

·         Program Administrators

·         Program Underwriters

·         Underwriting Agencies

·         Direct Authorisations

·         Appointed Representatives


 It’s a comprehensive analysis consisting of a quantitative and qualitative assessment of Underwriting Capabilities, Governance and Internal Controls, Financial Condition, Organisational Talent, and Depth and Breadth of Relationships.

The PA can be used by DUAEs to differentiate and showcase themselves in the marketplace, and users of DUAEs can use the PA as a tool for evaluating and selecting the right partner for their business.

On 1 February 2022, AM Best introduced a new Best’s Performance Assessment for Delegated Underwriting Authority Enterprises (DUAEs), which includes UK/London market MGAs.

For more information, visit: www.ambest.com/assessment

Our Insight, Your Advantage

Contact us:

Name: William Mills, Senior Director, Market Development - EMEA

Email: William.Mills@ambest.com

Alternative Email: emea.ratings@ambest.com 

Contact Number: +44 (0) 207 626 6264


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