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Insurance Rating Analyst

A.M. Best Europe - Rating Services Ltd Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 21 hours ago Hybrid Permanent €50k - €65k
Posted by
Shalini Prakash
Recruitment Business Partner- UK & EMEA
To perform credit analysis on a portfolio of (re)insurers operating in the European Markets, under the guidance and support of an analytical team leader.



The role is based in Amsterdam, and you will be part of a team of approximately 10 analytical staff providing financial strength ratings to the insurance industry within the European market. The Amsterdam analytical team works closely with its other offices in the US, UK and Asia, and is itself supported by a wider business function in Amsterdam and London.

  • As the primary analyst, the candidate will take responsibility for timely and high quality credit assessments on a portfolio of (re)insurers, as well as producing accurate and informative written publications to support the credit decision
  • Regular interaction with senior management of (re)insurers and requirement to attend company meetings, with support from more senior colleagues, to obtain relevant information to support the credit assessment
  • Conduct on-going surveillance of assigned portfolios and develop industry knowledge, including the identification of key trends and issues that may affect the assigned portfolio of (re)insurers
  • Present analysis at rating committee, participate in rating committees of other analysts, and contribute to internal discussions regarding the state of the (re)insurance markets and rating issues
  • Contribute to external presentations, seminars and the writing and research of external specialist reports commenting on key market issues and trends. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to develop a network of contacts in the (re)insurance market (including clients, brokers and other stakeholders) for the purpose of developing market intelligence
  • This role involves regular travel within the EU.

What we are looking for 

  • Knowledge of the (re)insurance market and principles of finance and accounting
  • Experience of conducting financial analysis, within the insurance industry.

Language Requirement

  • Fluency (written and spoken) in one of the following languages is required: Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German or Spanish.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree
  • Additional relevant professional qualifications are an advantage (MBA, CFA, ACA/ACCA, Actuarial, FRM etc.)

About AM BEST Company

Founded in 1899, AM Best is now the largest credit rating agency in the world specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. 

AM Best’s vision is to be the world's most recognized, accepted and respected full service credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry.  The Group’s purpose is to strengthen the overall financial condition and operating performance of the insurance industry in support of economic growth and well-being through the provision of timely, accurate, comprehensive and insightful information. 

AM Best rating services assesses the creditworthiness of and/or reports on over 16,000 insurance companies worldwide. Our credit ratings summarize our opinion on an insurance company’s ability to pay claims, debts and other financial obligations in a timely manner. Our commentary, research and analysis provide additional insight.

AM Best information services integrates credit ratings, commentary, research and analysis with insurance news, financial data and thought leadership to help consumers and professionals make more informed personal and business decisions. Our customers include agents, brokers, investors, regulators, educators and policyholders interested in measuring and managing insurance-related risks.

AM Best fosters ingenuity, insight and integrity in its people by placing a high value on experience, fairness, focus, innovation, and knowledge


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