Catastrophic commercial property losses can cause multimillion-dollar claims. Education clients need an insurance partner that can pay such large losses.

Colleges and universities who partner with AFM have access to FM Global's balance sheet, the same balance sheet that serves more than a third of Fortune 1000 companies. With more than US$7.9billion in surplus, and with A.M. Best A+ and Fitch AA ratings, AFM provides clients the financial strength they need.

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Superior financial ratings

Board members want them. Lenders require them. Affiliated FM has them.

Educational institutions' lenders and board members are likely to require that they choose an insurance partner with strong financial ratings. AFM maintains an A+ Rating (superior) with A.M. Best and a AA Rating (very strong) with Fitch—the leading analysts of commercial insurers' financial risk and viability. As a monoline property carrier, we must be able to absorb the volatility of the property market. A.M. Best and Fitch periodically review a series of scenarios to test the resilience of our model and continually give us high marks.

What's more, Standard & Poor's gives us a rating of Api. The subscript "pi" indicates that they deem us a creditworthy insurer, based on public information.

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Backing by the FM Global balance sheet

AFM's education clients benefit from the same financial resilience provided to the world's largest universities.

Because education institutions have significant single-location exposures, they need a partner with the financial resources to stand by its risk obligations. As a wholly owned subsidiary of FM Global, AFM is able to provide clients with access to the same financially secure balance sheet that FM Global provides to some of the largest education institutions in the world.


A tested, resilient business model

Over the years, AFM has maintained a strong balance sheet even in the most challenging times.

During the more than 175 years that we’ve been insuring commercial property, large aggregate losses caused by natural disaster, acts of terrorism and fire have tested our business model. Add to this the significant volatility in the global financial markets, and you might expect to see a reduction in surplus. Instead, our balance sheet has proven remarkably resilient—recovering from the 2008 market crash and continually setting new highs.