September 2009
Best's Review;Sep2009 Guide To Understanding, Vol. 110, p24
Trade Publication
The article presents a corporate profile for financial rating agency A.M. Best Co and the origin of its rating scale. The company was established by Alfred M. Best in 1899 in New York City. After Senator William W. Armstrong created a committee to investigate insurance companies in 1906, A.M. Best started its first ratings and provided reports on all types of insurers including life insurance companies.


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