Tony Silverman is a director of credit rating criteria, research and analytics at AM Best. Based in London, he is responsible for the generation, maintenance and implementation of industry-leading and globally-consistent credit rating criteria. He also authors commentary relating to insurance sector-wide issues, with a current focus on IFRS 17.
Prior to assuming his current role, Tony was a senior financial analyst and served as lead credit analyst on several major European insurers. He joined AM Best in 2013.
Tony is a member of the Insurance Technical Advisory Group of the UK Endorsement Board (which is responsible for adopting accounting standards in the UK) and also is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ Financial Reporting Group.
Prior to joining AM Best, Tony was the sector head of European financials at S&P Equity Research. He also spent five years with PwC, where he headed up global insurance research activity and consulted with clients on company valuations and strategy.
Earlier in his career, Tony was a director with the European insurance team at Deutsche Bank Equity Research and was ranked among the top analysts in industry standard surveys of U.K. fund managers. He also was head of European insurance equity research at Credit Lyonnais Securities, and was chief analyst at Inpro, an intellectual property company.
Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a mathematics degree from Cambridge University.