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AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to SI Insurance (Europe), SA

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AMSTERDAM, October 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A+ (Superior) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "aa-" (Superior) to SI Insurance (Europe), SA (SIIE) (Luxembourg). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect SIIE’s inclusion as a member of the lead rating unit of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (SJ) (Japan), which has a balance sheet strength that AM Best assess as strongest, as well as strong operating performance, favourable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

SIIE is strategically important to SJ as the SJ group’s carrier for Continental European business. The company was established in 2018 as part of the SJ group’s preparation for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. With effect from 1 January 2019, all European Economic Area asset and liabilities were transferred into SIIE from UK based entities. The company wrote gross written premium of EUR 347.8 million in 2020, reflecting strong growth from EUR 249.3 million in 2019. Continental Europe is identified by the SJ group as one of the key regions for future insurance growth. SIIE is fully integrated in the SJ group’s international division.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on AM Best’s website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please see AM Best’s Recent Rating Activity web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Best’s Credit Ratings. For information on the proper use of Best’s Credit Ratings, Best’s Preliminary Credit Assessments and AM Best press releases, please view Guide to Proper Use of Best’s Ratings & Assessments.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider 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. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

Copyright © 2021 by A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc. and/or its affiliates. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Dr. Mathilde Jakobsen
Director, Analytics
+31 20 308 5427
mathilde.jakobsen@ambest.com

Dr. Angela Yeo
Senior Director, Analytics
+31 20 308 5421
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Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
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Jim Peavy
Director, Communications
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