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A.M. BestTV at Rendez-Vous: A.M. Best's New Amsterdam Office to Open in October


In this A.M.BestTV episode from the 2018 Les Rendez-Vous de
Septembre (Rendez-Vous) conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco, a panel of A.M.
executives discuss the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, in
response to Brexit. Click on
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Participating on the panel were Nick Charteris-Black, managing director,
market development, EMEA; Angela Yeo, senior director of analytics and
head of operations for the Amsterdam office; and Greg Carter, managing
director of analytics.

Charteris-Black highlighted why A.M. Best selected Amsterdam for its new

"The three key reasons were the logistical connections that Amsterdam
has with the rest of the European Union, the ease of doing business
there and Amsterdam's talent pool, in terms of the people who already
work there and its ability to attract employees from London," said

Yeo spoke about staffing and how many A.M. Best clients would be
transferred to the new office. "The new office will have a staff of
about 15 people, who will service about 80 clients. That equates to
roughly a third of our current London client portfolio," said Yeo.

Stressing the consistent application of A.M. Best's ratings methodology,
Carter said, "A.M. Best has one global ratings methodology, which means
that all of our rating and analytical operations follow the same
methodology. It is important that our clients understand that a credit
rating issued from the Amsterdam office will mean exactly the same thing
as a like credit rating issued from any other A.M. Best office."

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