March 18, 2019 - 12:44 PM EDT
AM Best Senior Director to Discuss Updated Best’s Credit Rating Methodology at DWS Americas Insurance Gathering 2019
AM Best Senior Director to Discuss Updated Best’s Credit Rating Methodology at DWS Americas Insurance Gathering 2019

OLDWICK, N.J.

AM Best Senior Director Ken Johnson will lead a session on Best’s Credit Rating Methodology and its impact since its 2017 update on life/annuity insurance companies at DWS Americas Insurance Gathering 2019, taking place Mar. 27-28, 2019, at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, SC.

Johnson’s session, titled, “The Impact on AM Best’s New Rating Methodology and BCAR on Investment Portfolios,” will take place Mar. 27 at 2:45 p.m. (EDT), and provide an overview of AM Best’s core rating methodology, which was updated in late 2017. How AM Best applies its methodology to an insurer’s investment allocations and capabilities, and how different asset classes are treated, also will be a focus of the session. Johnson manages a team of senior financial analysts and team leaders in the role of preparing financial rating recommendations for the life/annuity industry, as well as serves on various internal working groups, including assisting with investment analysis.

DWS Group GmbH & Co KGaA is one of the world’s leading asset managers and provides services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific.

A.M. Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best's Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of insurer financial strength and creditworthiness. Visit https://www.ambest.com for more information.

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Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com


Source: Business Wire (March 18, 2019 - 12:44 PM EDT)