AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of TDC Insurance Company Limited
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 15, 2022--
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) of TDC Insurance Company Limited (TDCIC) (St. Kitts and Nevis). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect TDCIC’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).
TDCIC’s balance sheet strength is supported by the strongest level of risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). Surplus has strengthened over the past three years aided by growing earnings. Surplus growth, partially offset by the recent shareholder dividend, has outpaced the growth of net premium over the past several years. The company maintains a conservative investment portfolio, which enhances liquidity. However, the company has high reliance on reinsurance, which helps in managing its catastrophe exposure, minimizing earnings volatility and protecting surplus. Reinsurance risk is further mitigated by its affiliate, East Caribbean Reinsurance Company Limited, which reduces the cost of access to reinsurance markets for TDCIC. TDCIC’s operating performance is strong, reflecting consistent favorable results over the past five years that benefited from the absence of catastrophic events. Conservative underwriting and reinsurance have been consistent with risk management objectives and strategy. However, geographic concentration exposes the company to highly competitive market conditions and a difficult local economic environment, as well as the inherent exposure to the potential impact from catastrophe events.
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