This list, now in its sixth year, was compiled for Forbes by GMI Ratings, a company that provides global research coverage of the environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies.
According to the magazine’s article about this list, GMI Ratings compiles AGR (accounting and governance risk) scores for more than 8,000 companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges. The scores range from 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest achievable score. RGA’s current AGR score of 97 for the past quarter and average score of 96 for the past four quarters indicate consistent, strong fundamental values of conservative accounting, transparency and sound corporate governance and management practices.
RGA began operations in 1973 and is now one of the largest life reinsurers in the world. The company serves clients in 65 countries and provides individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting and product development.
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global providers of life reinsurance, with operations in Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Worldwide, the company has approximately US $2.9 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of US $40.4 billion.