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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Vantage Risk Ltd. and Its Affiliates

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) of Vantage Risk Ltd. (Bermuda) and its affiliates, Vantage Risk Specialty Insurance Company and Vantage Risk Assurance Company (both domiciled in Wilmington, DE), which does business as Vantage Group. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect Vantage Group’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The rating affirmations follow an active initial three years of operations for the group. In the first two years, underwriting income was adversely impacted by elevated catastrophe losses; however, as Vantage Group has continued to grow to scale in 2023 and moved property catastrophe business off its balance sheet through its insurance-linked securities vehicle, AdVantage Retro I Ltd., its underwriting results have improved. AM Best expects full year combined ratios for 2023 to benefit from these changes and track closer to breakeven, leading to the group’s first full year of operating profitability. This strategy is expected to provide Vantage Group with accretive income while continuing to reduce volatility in its operating results in future years.

Vantage Group continues to expand its primary insurance operations, after a slow start in 2021, due to various operational challenges. As the group continues to execute its business plans, the reinsurance portfolio has become relatively smaller than the primary portfolio; and thus, has less of an impact to its bottom line. While Vantage Group’s diversification and capabilities have expanded significantly since launch, some level of operational risks remains as new business seasons. AM Best will continue to monitor the group’s progression as it enters its fourth year of operation. AM Best anticipates that Vantage Group’s operating performance will continue to improve as its business plan is executed.

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 Performance Assessments, 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 specializing 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

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