A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited (DTRIC), and its reinsured affiliate, DTRIC Insurance Underwriters, Limited. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Both companies are domiciled in Honolulu, HI.

The ratings reflect DTRIC’s adequate risk-adjusted capitalization and improved operating performance. The ratings also reflect the implicit and explicit support provided by its ultimate parent company, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Limited (ADI), which currently owns 74.8% of DTRIC’s shares. ADI is a wholly owned subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.

DTRIC’s risk-adjusted capitalization has stabilized in the past two years with a modest increase in profits. Its operating performance has recovered due to various measures taken to improve underwriting performance, although this performance remains at a modest level. Overall, the company’s results continue to underperform those of its peers in several key financial measures.

Positive rating actions may occur if the company’s risk-adjusted capitalization improves significantly and operating performance stabilizes in line with the performance of DTRIC’s peers.

Negative rating actions may occur if the company’s operating performance or risk-adjusted capitalization further deteriorates.

Ratings are communicated to rated entities prior to publication. Unless stated otherwise, the ratings were not amended subsequent to that communication.

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