AM Best confirms credit ratings of Greenval Insurance Company Designated Activity Company

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best Affirmed Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and Issuer Long Term Credit Rating (Long Term ICR) of “a-” (Excellent) from Greenval Insurance Company Designated Activity Company ( Greenval) (Ireland). The outlook for these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect Greenval’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strong, as well as its strong operational performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).

Greenval is the captive motor insurer of Arval Service Lease SA (Arval), a vehicle rental company wholly owned by BNP Paribas SA, a global banking group headquartered in France.

Greenval’s strong balance sheet strength assessment is supported by its very strong level of risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s capital adequacy ratio (BCAR). The company also benefits from prudent provisioning, an appropriate reinsurance program and a liquid investment portfolio.

The company’s strong operating performance track record is demonstrated by a five-year (2017-2021) average combined ratio of 77.4% (as calculated by AM Best) and a five-year average return on equity ratio ( 2017-2021) of 38.3% (as calculated by AM Best). Technical results have been consistently profitable, benefiting from the captive’s privileged access to Arval’s growing fleet of vehicles.

As a captive insurer providing motor insurance cover for Arval, Greenval’s underwriting portfolio is concentrated in motor insurance but well diversified geographically. The neutral assessment of Greenval’s business profile also reflects its strategic importance to Arval as the sole affiliated motor insurer. Greenval’s ERM is considered developed and adapted to the company’s risk profile and operational scope.

AM Best remains the leading rating agency for alternative risk transfer entities, with more than 200 such vehicles rated worldwide. For current Best credit ratings and independent data on the captive and alternative risk transfer insurance market, please visit www.ambest.com/captive.

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Justin D. O'Neill