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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of BNY Trade Insurance, Ltd. and The Hamilton Insurance Corp.

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a+” (Excellent) of BNY Trade Insurance, Ltd. (BNY Trade) (Hamilton, Bermuda) and The Hamilton Insurance Corp. (Hamilton) (Melville, NY). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings of BNY Trade reflect its balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM). The ratings of Hamilton reflect its balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate ERM.

BNY Trade’s balance sheet strength assessment of strongest is supported by its risk-adjusted capitalization being at the strongest level, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). Further, the company continues to maintain excellent liquidity measures while generating consistent net annual profits during the past five-year period, driven by organic growth. Hamilton’s very strong balance sheet strength assessment is supported by risk-adjusted capitalization at the strongest level, as measured by BCAR, strong liquidity measures exceeding industry composite averages, and benefits from the financial flexibility and support from its ultimate parent, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) [NYSE: BK]. The operating performance of strong for both BNY Trade and Hamilton reflects favorable combined ratios, driven by excellent loss history and low expense structure.

Both BNY Trade and Hamilton are single-parent captives of their ultimate parent, BNY Mellon, a leading global financial services company. In their roles as single-parent captives, both companies provide comprehensive reinsurance coverage and products to their parent. Both BNY Trade and Hamilton are an integral component of BNY Mellon’s overall risk management framework, and benefit from the parent’s robust, enterprise–wide policies and procedures in the areas of risk management, resiliency, corporate governance, compliance and ethics.

AM Best remains the leading rating agency of alternative risk transfer entities, with more than 200 such vehicles rated in the United States and throughout the world. For current Best’s Credit Ratings and independent data on the captive and alternative risk transfer insurance market, please visit

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