AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of AES Global Insurance Company
AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to "a" (Excellent) from "a-" (Excellent) of AES Global Insurance Company (AGIC) (Burlington, VT). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect AGIC's balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. The ratings also reflect the improved credit profile of AGIC's parent, The AES Corporation (AES) [NYSE: AES].
The ratings reflect AGIC's continued favorable operating trends and risk-adjusted capitalization, sound risk management capabilities with a focus on sustaining improving capitalization, underwriting performance and conservative balance sheet strategies. The ratings also consider AGIC's important role as a single-parent captive and the implied support provided by its parent, AES, given the continued improvement in its parent's credit profile. AGIC is a core element of AES' overall risk management program, which utilizes the captive as an integral part in this process. AES continually evaluates the use of AGIC for the group's other risk management objectives as those arise.
AGIC is wholly owned by AES, a Fortune 500 global energy company that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, operates a diversified portfolio of generation, distribution and energy storage businesses, which deliver safe, reliable and sustainableenergy while helping organizations of all types in their clean energy transitions.
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