By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- A.M. Best's latest episode of "First Monday," the monthly program featuring commentary by the company's leading analysts, looks at rising investment allocations to Schedule BA assets among U.S. property/casualty and life/annuity companies; the U.S. captive composite's continued outperformance over its commercial peers; and the potential impact of Mexico's approaching risk-based solvency regime. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=firstmonday814 to view the video program.
The August 2014 episode of "First Monday" includes: Insurers' Investments in Alternatives on the Rise: Group Vice Presidents John Andre and Ken Frino, along with Assistant Vice President Ken Johnson, discuss how the U.S. property/casualty and life/annuity sectors have been increasing allocations to Schedule BA assets as a way to increase investment returns: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=fmalternatives814 Rated U.S. Captives Outpacing Commercial Peers: Assistant Vice President Steven Chirico talks about how the U.S. captive insurers A.M. Best follows continue to outperform the commercial insurance sector in every key financial measure and discusses legislative issues surrounding the industry: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=fmcaptives814 Mexico Industry Gears Up for Risk-Based Insurance Supervision: From A.M. Best's Mexico City office, Director of Analysis Alfonso Novelo looks at the approaching risk-based supervision of insurance companies in Mexico and how it may impact insurers operating in the country: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=fmmexico814 Each month, "First Monday" will provide A.M. Best's point of view concerning timely topics or growing trends that are affecting (re)insurance company operations, and in some cases, the analytics behind Best's Credit Ratings process. Go to http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=firstmonday814 to view the latest edition. To suggest topics for A.M. Best's analytic teams to address, send an e-mail to FirstMonday@ambest.com. A.M. Best Company is the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit www.ambest.com. Copyright © 2014 by A.M. Best Company, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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